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Burlington looks to green future
by William Smith

The Hawk Eye    Translate This Article
20 October 2008

On 20 October 2008 The Hawk Eye reported: Maharishi University of Management professor shows residents around the state of Iowa how to use alternative energy to save money and become energy independent. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of education.

The first Aldo Leopold Energy fair was recently held in Burlington, Iowa, and energy conservation was the theme.

The Hawk Eye quoted energy fair chairman Jerry Parks as saying, 'The state of Iowa has a goal to be energy independent by the year 2025, and the city of Burlington has adopted the same goal. If it's going to happen, we have a lot of work to do.'

The fair featured a wide range of displays; everything from solar-powered toy cars to energy-saving heaters. Renewable energy was explained by experts in the field.

The Hawk Eye reported, 'Keynote speaker Lonnie Gamble, a Maharishi University of Management professor, who could best be described as an engineer, educator, farmer and community activist, spoke to a rapt audience about the cost benefits renewable energy could provide to Des Moines County.'

The M.U.M. professor—who founded the 100 per cent solar and wind powered Abundance Ecovillage in Fairfield—believes the use of solar and wind powered energy can save billions of dollars.

The Hawk Eye reported, '(Professor Gamble) provided several examples of how much money Des Moines County would save with renewable energy, including a community wind program. Based on the number of homes in Des Moines County that use conventional power, it would take about 52, 1.6 megawatt wind turbines to power the county.

'Gamble said the number of turbines could be reduced to just 15, however, through the use of energy efficient homes. Total cost of such a project would come in at about $129 million, an amount that would be made back by the cost savings in just six years,' the article stated.

Global Good News comment:

For more about Maharishi University of Management's Consciousness-Based Sustainability initiatives, including academic degree programmes at the bachelor's and master's level in which Professor Gamble teaches, please visit: Sustainability.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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