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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM RAINSOFT OTTAWA

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The following 2 YouTube videos feature the Holman Christmas Lights.  They have been creating these remarkable animated displays for 7 years and for the past 5 years they’ve donated the proceeds to the Utah chapter of Make-a-Wish Foundation.  

“2007 was our 2nd year doing an animated display. We had around 50,000 lights and 180 channels of LOR. This display was located in Pleasant Grove, Utah but had to be moved to Lindon, Utah because of the HOA.”  More info at www.holdman.com Music: Carol of the Bells by Monique Danielle

“Holdman Christmas Lights 2010 – Complete Show” ~ Uploaded on Dec. 23, 2010. Visit us at http://www.holdman.com/christmas

Music:  Winter Wonderland – Alexia Phillips
Carol of the Bells – Monique Daniell
Jingle Bells – Master Tone
Music Box Dancer – DJ Schwed
Wizards in WinterTrans-Siberian Orchestra
Mister SandmanPomplamoose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfz1pyq3EhE

CHRISTMAS BLOG MAKE A WISH LOGO“100% of the money collected will go to the Utah chapter of Make-aWish foundation.  This is our 5th year helping Make-a-Wish and we have raised $30,000 so far.  Help us to make a few more wishes come true this year, by clicking on the link below ~ http://www.holdman.com/christmas/donate.asp

Christmas Myspace Animated GifsHAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY, HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS 2013

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HOW WATER IS WASTED AT HOME

I came across a fantastic article entitled, “HOW MUCH WATER IS YOUR HOME WASTING?” on JETSON GREEN web site, written by Preston Koerner, the Founder /Chief Editor of Jetson Green. Mr. Koerner is a certified green professional, business attorney, entrepreneur, innovator and LEED AP living in the mountain area of Salt Lake City, Utah.

I hope you learn as much as I did by reading Preston’s article, which include the impressive graphs.  I’m sure you’ll be impressed enough to follow Preston on Facebook/Twitter or subscribe to the Newsletter. A number of Jetson Green videos are also posted on YouTube.

… Elocal created the graphic, “How Much Water is Your Home Wasting,” using feedback from its community of experts.  Here’s what the professionals said:

Wasting the Best 1%:

 

“It’s crazy but only 1% of the water on the planet is fresh and available for human consumption.  It makes no sense to frivolously waste what’s already scarce — especially when new water sources may be difficult and expensive to come by.”

Don’t Be Average:

“Save money and water with low-flow fixtures and appliances.  The average American family uses 127,000 gallons of water per year with fixtures and appliances, but there’s no good reason to be average.  Cut that number down with Energy Star or better appliances and low-flow, water-saving fixtures.”

How to Save Water:

Specifically, a good place to start is with water-efficient faucets, washers, showers, and toilets.  These measures will save money in the form of lower water and energy bills (i.e., using less energy to heat less water).

Benefits of Water Savings:

“If everyone uses less water, the savings obviously add up to some large figures — something like 5.4 million gallons of water and $11.3 million dollars per day.”


http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/04/home-water-waste-info-graphic.html

PLAN YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE HOLIDAY

I received an impressive photo in my e-mail today from  Earth Science and just had to share – armchair travel or your next holiday.

This image was captured a couple of minutes after sunrise on September 27, 2011 from the Labyrinth campground on the western side of the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The Sun is directly behind me and casts the shadow of the Green River valley rim onto the cliff face on the opposite side of the river. The stillness of the morning helped create a striking reflection on the river. A few minutes after this picture was taken it was business as usual for daytime in the park – bright, glaring, baking hot sun.

The Green River’s source is in the Green River Lakes on Gannett Peak, Wyoming’s highest mountain. In its 730 mi (1,175 km) course, the river has an average descent of 13 ft/mi (2m/km). It’s the largest tributary of the Colorado River system with a catchment area of 45,000 sq mi (116,500 km2). The greenish color of the water, and the river’s name, is most likely derived from the green soapstone in some of its banks.

Searching for more background information on  Canyonlands National Park led me to the Park’s Orientation video called ‘Rock Wilderness’.

http://www.nps.gov/cany/photosmultimedia/orientationvideo.htm

Anyone into hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, or rafting looking for your next unforgettable holiday will be most interested in watching this video aboutn Utah’s Canyonlands National Park.

There is also a slide show presentation taken in Canyonlands National Park using heat sensitive and motion sensitive cameras. The goal of the project was to place two wildlife cameras in selected biologically rich areas, thus, in a non-intrusive manner, learn more about the mammals that live in the park.

http://www.nps.gov/imr/_cs_apps/fls_photoGallery/customcf/display-slideshow.cfm?gID=490004

Photographer: Stephen J. Gledhill; Stephen’s Web page

Summary Authors: Stephen J. Gledhill; Stu Witmer

Enjoy – from your friends at Rainsoft Ottawa.