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Box 1719, Julian, CA 92036 I II Pumps/Well II I IIIIII Contractor LIe. 702741 • Submersible Pumps • Booster Pumps • Storage Tanks • Ozone Water Treatment III Excavation / Site Work Bull Dozer Services Dozer Work 7611-749-1782 Clearing, Grading, Roads $8o/hour No Move In Charges Larry Herman Lira - 93•OO1-A ........................ • DEMOLITION • JERRY COZENS & JUSTIN COZENS (760) 765-2589 (760) 803-3749 License # 439493 (760) 580 3528 760-7600 Concrete - Foundations - Retaining Walls (A Plume original/ISBN 978- 0-452-29012-9 / $15.00) Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment EARTHTALK TM, written by tthe editors of E Magazine, answers readers' environmental questions and is published every week in newspapers, magazines and websites across America -- rnearly 1,750, in fact, reaching a potential readership of up to 80 million. Is there mercury in my dental ffillings? Is cat litter toxic? Where (can I find organic beer? Why /is it important to "buy locally?" IIs there a connection between environmental toxins and breast cancer? Is the world running out of oil? EarthTalk TM the book, provides /information and ideas on how one (can "green up" their lifestyle, and also helps people understand the more complicated, globally- impacting issues that need political solutions. E readers know the column, of course, as it appears on page 64 of every issue and is posted weekly on emagazine.com. Now EarthTalk TM is a book, a "best of" the column that has now been educating the public on key environmental issues for over 5 years. EARTHTALK is real questions from real readers. It's aimed at the average Joe (or Jane), but is presented in sufficient depth to also involve the dedicated environmentalist. Topics in the book include: • Recycling: Does it really cost more energy than it saves? What's the deal with the number system? Where can you recycle cell phones, tennis shoes and printer cartridges? • Buying local and organic: Do urban gardens significantly contribute to our food supply? How can I tell if food is really organic? What is coffee's environmental footprint? • Green living and working: What home improvements can make my home greener? What's better: using the dishwasher or hand washing? Does it save energy to turn off office equipment at night? • Eco-friendly autos: Are hybrid car batteries recyclable? How canyou convert a car to run on cooking oil? Are there green taxis? CONTENTS 1: Eat, Drink and Be Wary: From Local Food to Lunchables 2: The Enlightened Shopaholic From WaI-Marts to Small Marts 3: Say "Aaaah!" Healthier Living from the Refrigerator to the Medicine Cabinet 4: Living (and Working) Spaces December 8, 2010 Digging In, Turning Off and Waxing On 5: Phantom Loads and Energy Suckers Curing a Nation of Oil Addicts, one Turbine at a Time 6: Green Threads Organic Undies and Recycled Sneaks 7: The Whole Kid and Caboodle From Dirty Diapers to Toxic Toys 8: Feeling the Heat Tackling Global Warming from the Backyard to the Beach 9: Open Road Transportation, Travel, and Cutting Our Carbon Load 10: Technically Speaking Saving the Earth, One/Pod at a Time Index: Not a conventional index. Instead, it will be a comprehensive list of topics organized to make the book easily searchable This comprehensive guide is the perfect tool for easy research about key environmental issues. EarthTalk TM provides the essential tools and tips for living. in harmony with the planet. Order yours today! EarthTalk TM also makes a great gift! To Order send $15/copy to: Earth Talk Book E - The Environmental Magazine 28 Knight Street Norwalk, CT 06851 SHIPPING CHARGES: 1 book - $5 Each additional book - $2 GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk c/o E/The Environmental Magazine P.O. Box 5098 Westport, CT 06881 e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com or submit it at: www.emagazine.com/ earthtalk/thisweek/ The Great Christmas Tree Debate: Real or Fake? by Frank Lowenstein My home sits in the Berkshire IHills, with a distant view of 1the second highest peak in 'Massachusetts- Mt. Everett. Surrounding my house is a swath of farmland, which includes a Christmas tree farm owned by the Chapin family, who arrived in my town in about 1830. In its heyday in the 1990s, the Chapin Christmas Tree Farm was packed with people from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Families would arrive on our small dirt road from a 2-hour radius (south to Manhattan, west to Albany, east to Hartford). Children and parents would pile out of cars to prowl the several acres of trees in search of The One that was just right. Eventually each family would find the tree that best fit their image of Christmas (and their living room), and my neighbor or his grandson would pull out a saw and the transaction was completed, This scene--one of family togetherness, people asserting their own unique taste, and support of local agriculture- is today rarer than it should be. More than twice as many families in the United States use fake trees as real ones. Beyond the losses to family interactions and local economies, this situation is bad for our climate. Fake trees are usually made from a kind of plastic called polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is derived from petroleum. Electricity is used to melt the plastic, and approximately 85% of the fake trees sold in the US are shipped here from China. Most of China's electricity comes from burning coal--the dirtiest source of electricity. Once the fake trees are made, they still have to be shipped across the ocean--usually in a diesel-fuel powered ship. More emissions still. (Fake trees also sometimes release lead when they get old, which isn't a climate impact, but Air Conditioning and Heating i 00°rreg°, Cu00amaca, I Ocotillo, Palomar Mountain, Ramona, d Ranchita, Santa Ysabel, Warner Springs ..i Typical Christmas tree farm. still is not a great thing to have happening in your living room.) Real trees of course do sometimes require shipping. Today on US Route 7, I saw a truck with Quebec license plates headed south--loaded with about 250 bound-up real trees. But real trees also grow in the ground for several years before they are cut, absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere every year. The vast majority of real trees today come from Christmas tree farms--about 12,000 of which exist in the United States. On these farms each tree cut is typically replaced by a new tree or two or three, which continue removing carbon from the air. And once Christmas is over you can use your real tree in Photo by liljulier/flickr many ways--the boughs can be cut and used as a protective covering over delicate shrubs, the tree can be chipped and composted, and there's the ever popular New Year's Eve bonfire (if you live in an appropriate place for bonfires). Real trees can also be used to help trap sand on beaches, preventing erosion, or sunk in ponds to provide habitat for fish and other wildlife. For best climate impact, find a local tree farm to buy from. The National Christmas Tree Association allows you to search by zip code. Or this site offers a listing by state and county. And perhaps an organic Christmas tree is best of all Twenty- two states now have organic Christmas tree farms.