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You have signed every petition to get the government to make clean energy a priority.  Now it is time that we give them the direction and policy to keep the government and electric companies accountable for making clean energy available now.  Please take a moment to sign this petition and foreward it on to everyone you know. The Zero Emissions Energy Mandate was developed several months ago in response to the plethora of petitions about energy solutions of today.  If you feel that there needs to be something added to this mandate please contact me.

Thank your for your commitment to a clean energy future NOW.


Lyra Jubb

Co-founder of Earth College

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Posted: Mar 29, 2009 11:05am
Sep 2, 2008

"Manure Happens.  The Power of Poop. A Greenhouse Gas Turns Renewable Energy." has been shared with the Care2 news network and I am asking all of you to please note this story and share it with your friend network ad infinitum.  Please go to to rate this story.

Peace, Love and Light,
Lyra Jubb
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Posted: Sep 2, 2008 2:57pm
Aug 28, 2008
This excerp from our website is shared in the spirit of offering environmental solutions within one presidential term. Anything else is just talk.

"Manure Happens. The Power of Poop
A Green House Gas Turns Renewable Energy. "

Did you know that emissions were not only limited to cars, trucks, planes, trains, boats, industrial buildings and electric plants? Well they are not, and carbon dioxide (CO2) is not the only greenhouse gas (GHG). However, today's political rhetoric could easily have you think otherwise. Carbon dioxide is not the main contributor to our rising global temperature either. The fact is that agricultural waste; a.k.a. poop (among other sources), produces emissions too and they are of a different and more lethal variety known as methane.

Methane has been found to have up to twenty-one times the impact on Earth that carbon dioxide does and trees will do not process it. Methane is produced by poop, fossil fuels, agriculture (which is usually manure/poop sprayed on a field before planting), landfills, from the natural process of marsh areas, and is also trapped within glacial ice which is now melting. With over 1.5 billion cows and 2.2 billion other livestock worldwide, methane emissions reach approximately 94 teragrams (Tg=one million tons) annually. This equates to about 18% of the methane added into Earth’s atmosphere each year. Some of this has been discovered to be from livestock burping and farting, but much of it if from their poop; and that is just one methane source. Cows that are fed corn and grains, instead of their original diet of grass, clover and other ground cover, will produce more methane in their manure.

Why aren’t politicians talking about methane? Perhaps they fear that to utter this fact to the public would infer that people should stop eating meat, drinking milk and that the raising of livestock should be abandoned. For all of the vegetarians and vegans out there who would love to see the day, I regret that is not about to happen.

Humans are omnivores and rely greatly on the food from cows and other livestock for nourishment and health. For many of us, if it tastes good, we will eat it; that is our freedom of choice. Can you imagine what life would be like without these animals? Many cannot and this will not change. Why should it?

The question really should be;
What can we do with the methane emissions from manure?....

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Posted: Aug 28, 2008 10:16am
Jun 24, 2008

Claim your independence from oil this

Fourth of July!


Earth College is proud to sponsor Keep The Oil In The Soil. We will be protesting proposed off-shore and land oil drilling in America on July 4, 2008. The alternative solutions to our energy and transportation needs are already viable and available. We speak out in favor of implementing these green alternatives as opposed to drilling for and using oil any more.

Route 7 passes right through Middlebury and people can not help but slow down to heed traffic. Therefore we will be gathering at the Middlebury Green on July 4, 2008 from 12-3PM. Holding signs and offering information about the alternatives will be the focus of this event.

If you are unable to make this event, we encourage you to host your own at your local intestate highway. Whether it is a tailgate or simply a bunch of people on the highway, may we stand united against the threat of oil drilling in America.

Please RSVP. You are welcome to copy our flier and edit it to your specifications.


Earth College Management


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