Growing A Greener Outer Banks NC

January 9, 2011

North Carolina’s Future: Offshore Drilling & Wind Farms

Filed under: environment, News — Tags: , , , , , , — 4x4RE @ 11:49 am

Tell the Governor What You Think About Offshore Drilling, Wind Farms

North Carolinians have an opportunity to tell Gov. Beverly Purdue what they think about offshore drilling, wind farms and other energy issues that could affect the N.C. coast. The Governor’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy will hold three meetings along the coast next week.  The purpose of the meetings is to get the public’s input on a variety of energy topics affecting the coast. The meetings are set for:

  • Jan. 10: UNC-Wilmington Nursing Building, Room 1051, 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 11: UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 12: Dare County Administration Building, Manteo, 4 p.m.

Appointed in 2009, the panel is scheduled to report its findings in September… read more

Consider attending one of the meetings or submit written comments to the panel. It’s an issue that is very important to the future of our coast.

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December 8, 2010

Christmas at the Carova Recycling Center

Filed under: community, News — Tags: , , , , , — 4x4RE @ 1:50 pm

 

We don’t get much snow here in Carova, NC, but we still try to keep the Holiday Spirit alive as best we can.

Even our neighborhood recycling center, affectionately called “The Dump” does what they can to celebrate.

If you are planning on spending the holidays over here, make sure to stop by and say hi to the hard working employees.

June 10, 2010

Is there a sensible solution to the BP oil spill catastrophe?

Is there a sensible solution to the BP oil spill catastrophe?  Perhaps there is.  The video link below will take you to an amazingly simple way to absorb the oil while cleaning up the mess with all natural materials.   It seems all the tools are readily available, inexpensive and easy to use.   

OK, I know this sounds crazy.  The government doesn’t do simple, easy or cheap; usually the chosen solutions are complicated, difficult to administer and expensive.  I mean, Kevin Costner’s invention from Water World?  Really?  It wasn’t even a good movie!

If, after you view this video, you feel a glimmer of hope, please pass it on to everyone you know plus your government representatives.  Perhaps the EPA guys will see it on twitter!!

Hey, it is worth a try before the oil gets to the Outer Banks and ruins our pristine coastline, not to mention our economy.  Talk about beach closings, this could be the daddy of them all.

See the cool solution here.  And thanks for helping.  Maybe we can save some wildlife before they need that bath with Dawn!

April 4, 2010

A New Outer Banks for the Old Vacationers

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — 4x4RE @ 11:14 am

People who have been coming to The Outer Banks of North Carolina should be aware of some “Green” changes that have happened since last Summer.  The obvious change they will notice is that when they go shopping they will be getting paper not plastic. The legislature passed a ban on plastic bags on the Outer Banks about 9 months ago.

The changes that are not as obvious, but are important for out of state vacationers to know, is that North Carolina has made it illegal to throw away plastic bottles or aluminum cans into their land fills. The ban on aluminum cans has been in effect since 1994, and the ban on plastic bottles went into effect this past November.

So While you’re enjoying the beauty of the Outer Banks this summer, please rember to recycle your cans & bottles.

March 30, 2010

North Carolina offers 15% discounts to celebrate Earth Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — 4x4RE @ 10:29 am

North Carolinians will be able to save on replacing old home appliances with new Energy Star appliances. This program will be during Earth Day Weekend, which is Thursday April 22 through Sunday April 25. Rebates will be 15% on Energy Star related appliances, and will be in addition to any store, manufacturer or other discounts.
Home appliances that are eligible are Energy Star clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers. North Carolina residents who are purchasing replacement appliances for their home are eligible. Residents purchasing multiple appliances or contractors are not eligible.
For more information on the rebate you can read FAQ Page, visit www.energync.net, or call the NC Dept of Commerce at 919-733-2953.

February 16, 2010

Southern Shores Canal Dredge A Bust

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — Morgan Mason @ 12:08 am

Southern Shores Canal Dredge A Bust. http://ow.ly/17BBu

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