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Internet System Links Small Farmers and Restaurants - Creates Jobs
Internet System Links Small Farmers and Restaurants - Creates Jobs
 
by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.

Centralization and the apparent need for large economy of scale have led to the disappearance of the small farm. In 1959, the U.S. was home to 4.1 million farms. Today, there are just 2.2 million. Some 40% of American farmers are 55 or older, and young people aren’t exactly lining up to replace them. But a new program in North Carolina hopes to make farming a viable career option once again. 

Rutherford County, N.C., has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Yet some 6000 families own between 5 and 20 acres of land, and chefs in nearby Charlotte, N.C., are in need of fresh produce for their restaurants. As part of a soph…

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Internet System Links Small Farmers and Restaurants - Creates Jobs
 
Internet System Links Small Farmers and Restaurants - Creates Jobs

(Content modified from an article in Parade January 24, 2010)[i],

and the Farmers Fresh website.)

Centralization and the apparent need for large economy of scale have led to the disappearance of the small farm. In 1959, the U.S. was home to 4.1 million farms. Today, there are just 2.2 million. Some 40% of American farmers are 55 or older, and young people aren’t exactly lining up to replace them. But a new program in North Carolina hopes to make farming a viable career option once again.

Rutherford County, N.C., has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Yet some 6000 families own between 5 and 20 acres of land, and chefs in nearby Charlotte, N.C., ar…

Read more: Internet System Links Small Farmers and Restaurants - Creates Jobs

Innovative Agreement Stimulates Major Increase in Solar Electric Sites!

Innovative Agreement Stimulates Major Increase in Solar Electric Sites!

by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.

A straightforward contracting mechanism has proven to be a major enabler of solar electrical energy installation. We spell out the details below. But first - let’s create some context: Did you know that a lot of electrical energy sold to you costs more to make than you are billed for? That is because of two different phenomenons which hide the real cost of your electricity. These two phenomenon are called “peak” power generation costs, and new vs. old capacity generation costs.

Peak Power Costs: Your electrical meter can only describe how much energy you use, not when you use it. Electric utilities have a large number of generation stations…

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Students Show Blue Ribbon Companies How to Save $89 Million

 

Climate Corps has found ways for corporations to save $89 million in operational cost while avoid producing over 157,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions by investing in projects which pay back the original investment within 5 years. This is done by using interns on 10 week assignments. 

Goals of Climate Corps

Climate Corps is an internship program organized by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to address the concern that most companies incorrectly associate environmental policies with economic sacrifice. This program demonstrates that implementation of sound environmental policies is very good business. The goal is to identify cost savings, and increase profitabili…

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