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May 12, 2010

Dear Friends,

I know that it has been a while since I have been active in the community.  My life has been going through some serious changes and I have had to leave my husband.

In the chaos and confusion of the battle that has ensed, I have been financially strapped and  have been unable to keep the website active.  It has gone on long enough that all of the information has been locked up and I have no way of paying the web host for keeping the site up.

I need help and in a really big way.  Earth College has been my life's work, keeping me sane in times of chaos and insanity.  My ex has now started selling magnets and using the money for his own purposes, leaving me without any recourse.

Anything that you can do to help revive this wonderful work would be greatly appreciated.

Peace, Love and Life,
Lyra Jubb
Founder of Earth College

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Posted: May 12, 2010 2:14pm
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


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