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Brandon’s Libraries for Little Ones is providing personal libraries in book totes to children in Foster/Adopt programs to encourage children’s wonder, excitement and imagination through reading. In each book tote is a collection of 16 age appropriate books. These books come in colorful totes for children in each of three age brackets: 0 to 3, 4 to 8 and 9 to 15 years. The totes come in English and Spanish depending on the supply. We are also providing a Christmas, Birthday or Encouragement card, a poster, book marks, stickers, and button pins for the older children. For each $15.00 donation, your generous support will provide over $85.00 worth of books and gifts to each child.
Our program goal is to raise $120,000 by November 1, 2012 to meet all expenses and shipping to deliver a minimum of 6000 libraries. The Libraries will be distributed as soon as they are ready; we plan to have distribution finished before December 25, 2012.
We are rolling out this program initially in the Houston Metro area to at least 6,000 foster/adopt children in both state and private programs.
Everyone needs a safe, affordable home. This need is not currently met in impoverished communities, both in the U.S. and third world countries, where local economies are frequently strapped for resources, and/or may be hindered by inhospitable conditions in their infrastructure.
To satisfy this demand, we utilize inexpensive, geo-abundant, renewable resources such as bamboo, hemp, and lime (mineral) in the construction of these dwellings. Other fibers may work as well, but bamboo and hemp seem to be the most cooperative partners in this endeavor. In addition, these are earthquake resistant, well-insulated dwellings that are rapidly assembled with minimal waste. The dwelling and out-buildings are covered with photo electric solar panels/rain shingle roof treatment.
The project will be self-sustaining and easily upscaled as each new farm bamboo and hemp production facility comes on-line with the completion of each dwelling. This will furnish an ever-increasing supply of additional raw materials to exponentially increase new home construction.
A safe, energy self-efficient, sustainable dwelling inevitably changes one’s standard of living. This project, in particular, successfully addresses causative quality of life factors such as overcrowding and financial hardship. Local bamboo farm incomes increase, along with new rural construction. The opportunity to actively participate in a gratifying project provides an incentive for individuals to improve their housing, and benefits local communities through land reclamation and beautification.
This is a particularly appealing product to all stakeholders because it will satisfy the basic need for high quality dwellings at a low cost, and introduce pride of ownership through labor and material resources contributed by the owner-occupant. The general community also benefits from an improved municipality. Vocational training and jobs in the construction industry are secondary outcomes of this type of project.
This business will scale from one house to significant communities. However, in the first year considerable effort in design and testing of complete test units and various construction components such as wall panels, columns, short and long span beams and trusses. Foundation design and material formulas will be investigated. Candidate mix ratios for exterior and interior wall coatings will also be tested.
Eco-Dwellling plans to patent this proposed technology which will limit the competition. Our competitive advantage is in the patenting of all proposed building technology and all processes invented during technology inauguration. Our competitive advantage will provide full patent monopoly for twenty years. As patents expire, great advantage is sustained by the technology experience gained.
The theme of this race is to foster green thinking and innovation on a small scale for human transportation on both water and land. Every contestant will take home a World One Assist t-shirt and first, second and third place in each category will be awarded cash prizes. The land race will take place on or near Penn’s Landing and the water race will be from Penn’s Landing to the New Jersey harbor and return. Food, music and other festivities will be available. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
The land race will consist of contestants who may choose to run or walk. Also, entrants may compete in vehicles powered by the wind, the sun, the human operator, or any combination. Vehicles will be limited to 1m width, 2m height and 3m length. Maximum weight will be no more than 150kg.
The land categories are as follows:
A. Wheelchair, Standard or Sport (operator must have handicap)
B. Wind powered,
C. Solar powered,
D. Human powered vehicle, (able bodied operator)
E. Combination of above,
F. And the Run or Walk foot race.
The “Wheelchair” category, standard, is composed of unmodified off-the-shelf chair born competitors. Each must have a valid handicap. Sport wheelchair entrants may customize their chair in any way within the size and weight limits. However, in a race, lighter is always better.
1. The “Wind Powered” category must be powered by wind only and be within the above size and weight limits. No energy storage devices or human power input are allowed.The “Solar Powered” category must be powered by incident sunlight on the day of the race only and be within the above size and weight limits. No energy storage devices or human power input are allowed.
2. The “Human Powered” category must be powered by energy derived from the human operator on the day of the race only and be within the above size and weight limits. No energy storage devices are allowed.
3. The “Combination” category must be powered by energy derived from wind, solar, and/or the human on the day of the race. Energy storage devices are allowed, but must be at 0% storage at the beginning of the race.
4. The “Walk or Run” category must be powered by energy derived from the human on the day of the race and be presented without any device or machine to assist the entrant. No energy storage devices are allowed. Entrants’ shoes and clothing must be commercially available and non-customized.
The water race will consist of craft powered by the wind, the sun, the operator, or any combination. Length will be limited to 6m, the beam to 6m, and the displacement to not more than 500kg. The craft must float when unmanned and at rest, in the upright or in the swamped condition
The “Wind Powered” category must be powered by wind extant on the day of the race and be within the above the above size and weight limits. No energy storage devices or human power input are allowed.
The “Solar Powered” category must be powered by incident sunlight on the day of the race and be within the above size and weight limits. No energy storage devices or human power input are allowed.
The “Human Powered” category must be powered by energy derived from the human operator on the day of the race and be within the above size and weight limits. No energy storage devices are allowed.
The “Combination” category must be powered by energy derived from wind, solar, and/or the human on the day of the race. Energy storage devices are allowed, but must be at 0% storage at the beginning of the race.
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