Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Self-sustaining Community Centers

I'm sure this is already happening, but not fast enough. We need to give a big upgrade to our community centers (if there is one in your community!). A great way to do this would be to get a grant (or legislation) going to subsidize the creation of a local community power plant, right on top of your community center.

A combination of solar, wind, geothermal, wave, and biofuel power sources would be optimized for the local climate and come at a low low cost. It would be a learning center as well as a community gathering place. My local center has a pool, classrooms, gym, and a reception hall. It certainly could use another draw, and also could serve to quit "drawing" on the power grid. It needs to be a beacon for the neighborhood, a light among the nations if you will. If you build it (right), they will come...

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