Green Faith

About Green Faith

Solar FAQs is not affiliated with Green Faith but we are intrigued by the powerful drive they display in promoting alternative and solar energy.  They have a true desire to help our mother earth :).

Green Faith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that was founded in 1992.  They work with houses of worship, religious schools and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards.

They believe in addressing environmental issues holistically, and are committed to being a one-stop shop for the resources and tools religious institutions need to engage environmental issues and become religious-environmental leaders.  Click on the topics below for more information about Green Faith.

From the Green Faith website–

Mission and Areas of Focus of Green Faith

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Eco Friendly House

A Swedish family is taking on an ‘eco’ challenge for the next six months, and they’re trying to limit their carbon footprint in a study to outline the amount of power they use.

The Lindell family has moved into a carbon smart home in Haesselby. The project is aimed at limiting the the carbon output to one tonne of carbon dioxide per person per year.

The current ‘normal’ output is around six or seven tonnes a year.

Solar panels cover the roof for maximum power, where wind and hyrdo power will allow the Lindells the smaller comforts such as normal cooking and computer and electronics usage.

All power usage will be monitored to keep on top of their project goals, and to help with the carbon footprint the family has also received a fully electric car capable of 30,000 kms a year.

Eco-tips will be on stand-by for the family, even eating habits to make them more eco-friendly.

From Sky News .com.au

Eco Friendly House

350.org

We all need to help promote 350.org.
Their mission is not simple one– Inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis–to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet!
350 parts per million CO2 🙁
If we can’t get below that, scientists say, the damage we’re already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate.  But 350 is more than a number–it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity. Learn more about 350 – what it means, where it came from, and how to get there.  Visit 350.org TODAY!!

Experimental Solar Plane Takes 24 Hour Flight

The Solar Impulse is relying on sun power as it rides around the clock and attempts night flight.

The Solar Impulse, an experimental solar plane, took off on a historic ride around the world early today from Geneva, Switzerland.   Supporters hope that this flight will prove the value of solar energy. 

Solar Powered Airplane
Solar Powered Airplane

 

According to team co-founder Bertrand Piccard, a record-breaking balloonist who’s father and grandfather, the prototype has been designed to test and promote new energy-efficient technologies. 

“The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel,” Piccard said. “This flight is crucial for the credibility of the project.” 

Ten test flights have been completed since the project began seven months ago. The prototype aircraft is a single-seater shaped like a giant dragonfly.  It has 12,000 solar panels spread across its 207 foot (63 meter) wingspan.   The aircraft is powered by four small electric motors and will depend on the sun to charge its batteries. 

Solar Powered Airplane in Flight
Solar Powered Airplane in Flight

 

The theory is that the aircraft will store enough energy during the day to last through the night.  Pilot Andre Borschberg, a former flight jet pilot, will attempt to stay alert during the flight with the help of a ground control team that is monitoring the aircraft on the teams website

Borschberg,  57, is wearing a parachute just in case he runs into trouble in the air.