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12 The Julian News EARTH TALK00 J LUMB£R & SUPPLY CO. I Questions & Answers 532 'B' Street J About Our Environment Ramona I 760 789 0240] Dear EarthTalk: What does it mean when one uses the phrase, "building a green economy?" I've heard it repeated a few times lately and would like to have a better understanding of the concept. -- Rosie Chang, Islip, NY The phrase "building a green economy" means different things to different people, but in general it refers to encouraging economic development that prioritizes sustainability--that is, working with nature and not against it in the iiikl ire] LVA I-" [0I kvd =ga H =[1,'41Hea N)io] :gl:lv,/i  i jI01vlvgl = i q i N [@:1 1  gj [ : f!l N jylq0Iol i|  IoDR i  [ In a recent speech to Congress, President Barack Obama said: "To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy." 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Roth, courtesy Flickr quest to meet peoples' needs and wants--instead of disregarding environmental concerns in the process of growing the economy. The primary way governments around the world are trying to "green" their own economies today is by increasing investment in--and, by extension, creating jobs in--industries on the cutting edge of non-polluting renewable forms of energy, such as solar and Wind power. President Obama has repeatedly invoked his vision of a green economy as a tool for helping the U.S. lift itself out of recession and position itself as an economic powerhouse in a carbon-constrained future. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the $787.2 billion stimulus package that Congress signed into law in 2009, was chock full of provisions to boost renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental restoration initiatives. Examples include $4.5 billion to convert government buildings into high- performance green buildings, $8.4 billion for investments in public transportation, and tens of billions of dollars more for research into new technologies to amplify existing efforts. ARRA also earmark $11 billion for the implementation of the "smart grid," a new approach to power distribution that will bring more clean energy sources into the mix and promote energy efficiency. Infusing such huge amounts of cash into sustainability- oriented projects is one way the Obama administration hopes to "green" the U.S. economy while simultaneously pulling the country out of recession. "To truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately July 7, 2010 SCHO0£ Small, Beginning Hands on instruction and Advanced Classes "You learn by doing" Hand Tool Use, Now Forming Maintenance, Open to everyone over 16 ,., . ..-'t narpenung -'*= [Intensive Wms .... ./ Llne-Un-Une Instrudion [ Available  "\\;'Call for course descriptions, schedules and costs 760 215 1711 All clases held at Julian location make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Obama told Congress a few months ago. Of course, Americans aren't the only ones bent on building a green economy. During the 1980s and 1990s, while the American government was largely asleep at the wheel on environmental issues, countries such as Denmark, Germany, Spain and Japan were already busy investing in wind and solar research and implementation. And while these nations' ongoing efforts are nothing to sneeze at, economists point out that what is most needed is action on the part of the world's fastest growing economies=China and India. A recent report by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company found that China-- which surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest generator of greenhouse gases three years ago--has great potential for building a green economy over the coming decades. According to McKinsey, by 2030 China could reduce its oil and coal imports by up to 40 percent and its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by investing upwards of 1.5 trillion yuan ($220 billion in U.S. dollars) per year in both existing and new green technologies. China has begun to see the light with regard to relucing emissions, increasing eergy efficiency and embracing renewable alternative energy, but it has yet to make significant financial commitments, which will be key to both warding off catastrophic climate change and building a truly global green economy. CONTACTS: ARRA, www. recovery.gov; McKinsey & Company, www.McKinsey.com. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk c/o F/The Environmental Magazine P.O. Box 5098 Westport, CT 06881 e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com or submit it at: www.emagazine.com/ earthtalk/thisweek/ Small Businesses Make Something Big Of Themselves (NAPSA)--More and more small- business owners have their heads in the clouds these days-- and that's a good thing. That's because Internet-based, "cloud" computing and communi- cations services accessible from any PC and from any location are now available at a fraction of the cost of hardware alternatives. These solutions offer small busi- nesses tremendous flexibility and productivity advantages while eliminating the burden of manag- ing and supporting costly, premises-based equipment. It helps that one company known for developing innovative business communications services offers a powerful cloud communi- cations solution that lets sub- scribers manage day-to-day com- munications online from any Web browser. This enhances business productivity while reducing over- head expense by providing inte- grated, one-stop access to an affordable suite of essential com- munications tools. The 8x8 Virtual Office Pro cloud communications solution features an easy-to-use online dashboard that enables: • Unlimited local and long-dis- tance VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calling (plus advanced PBX calling features) from a PC, iPhone or desk phone; • A visual overview and online control of business calling activity; * One-click access to contacts and co-workers; • Video Web conferencing with call recording and archiving; • Unlimited faxes; • Presence management that tells workers whether you're logged in, logged off, on the Businesses of any size can save money and gain access to valu- able communications services simply and affordably. phone, off the phone or cur- rently unavailable; • A comprehensive view of all voice mails, recordings, fax mes- sages, calls and chat history. According to Matthias Machow- inski, directing analyst for enter- prise voice and data at Infonetics Research, "From our IP PBX sur- vey, it appears businesses are increasingly embracing a hosted services model to more easily ramp their capacity needs up and down without a huge cash layout for equipment." With hosted services like 8x8 Virtual Office Pro, priced at under $50 per user, a company's administration and use of its everyday communications tools are now as simple as sending an e-mail or clicking a contact name to place a call. This is further enhanced by the efficiency and productivity advantages associ- ated with having supplemental communications capabilities from a single provider right at your fingertips. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com or call (866) 879-8647. Volcan Mountain Preserve Remains Open continued from page 7 is likely to be an even rougher budget situation next year. It is critical that VMPF and the county still proceed forward with augmenting the volunteer patrols. For all those that love and use our backcountry parks and preserves this will be an ongoing mission. Please contact Colleen in the VMPF office right away at (760)765-2300, or via e-mail at VMPF@sbcglobal.net for if you would like to become a county parks patrol volunteer. Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among tk, e utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the Infinite. - Thomas Carlyle Ramona Art Guild Ramona Art Guild presents a four hour, one day workshop with Stan Goudey on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10 am to 2:30pm (PLEASE arrive by 9:45 so that we can start on time).lt will be held at Venus Andrecht's home studio and garden, 15840 Mara Lane in Ramona. Contact Regina Wilson 760-787-0929 to reserve your space, the cost is $25 - advance registration and non- refundable payment required.