Leading the way to Environmental Sustainability
10 Dec 2012

Leading the way to Environmental Sustainability

The Pearlstone center envisions a world where

10 Dec 2012

The Pearlstone center envisions a world where people and organizations strive to live in a more sustainable and environmentally conscience way so that we can all enjoy the gifts and wonders of the world for generations to come!  With one of the hottest summers on record and several 65 degree days in December, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the idea that humans and their energy consumption are the main driving force behind this phenomenon.   Pearlstone recognizes the need for a more sustainable society and has devoted itself to successfully implementing environmentally-friendly systems.   Our Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) is recognized by the EPA as the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available.  Our GSHP, coupled with our pesticide-free farming methods, help us to reduce our impact on the earth by eliminating inefficiencies and ensuring the quality of our Farm’s produce.  We hope that by spreading these ideas of sustainability throughout the Jewish community, we will foster a strong sense of responsibility and duty for our environment!

As a nation, the United States needs to heed this call for environmental responsibility and sustainability.  Despite being the wealthiest nation in the world, the U.S. has fallen far behind in the race to renewable energy.  Since the turn of the millennium, one nation has risen as the leader in environmental sustainability and the practical applications of these technologies.  That nation is Germany and they have been working towards powering their entire electrical grid by using completely renewable energy sources.  Surprisingly, the “greening” of Germany was jump-started 40 years ago by the United States when President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the white house.  But since then the panels have been removed and the U.S. has made it much more difficult and expensive to research and develop sources of renewable energy.  Meanwhile, German people and companies have been given huge incentives and rebates to invest and use renewable energy and now over 25% of Germany’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources. Within the next 40 years, German scientists predict that they will have 80-100% of their electricity coming from renewable energy sources.  President Obama has re-installed the solar panels on the white house but still leaves much to be desired in terms of actual reformation of energy policies. Click here to read more about how Germany is leading the renewable energy movement!

What’s your take on renewable energy and current U.S. energy policies?

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