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Will Cyber Monday Deals On LEED Education Make Energy And Environment News?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

If you’re interested in sustainability, energy and environment news, you may be interested in these green educational opportunities and products.

 

Just passing on info I received in an email…

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GBRI – Cyber Week Deals!

Three Days Only (Monday, November 26 – Wednesday, November 28th): Take advantage of cyber hot deals on some of our best-selling products! Get upto $250 off on the products listed below. This deal only lasts for 3 days, so hurry over for savings and don’t forget to share this deal with your friends!

 

 

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30-Hour CE Packages (AIA and GBCI approved)

All you need, all in one place! Our 30-hour CE packages include all of the category and LEED-specific hours you need for any LEED specialty (BD+C, ID+C, O+,M, ND or Homes). 1 year of on-demand access means you can meet all of your credential maintenance requirements conveniently. (sale price $249, regular price $349)

 

 

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15-Hour CE Packages (AIA & GBCI approved)

All you need, all in one place! Our 15 CE hour packages are designed to meet LEED GA credential maintenance requirements. 1 year of on-demand access means you can meet all your LEED GA credential maintenance requirements conveniently. Store and access your certificates, records and courses all in one place for 1 full year. (sale price $125, regular price $225)

 

 

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LEED Project Experience (AIA Approved)

Earn LEED Project Experience to meet the eligibility criteria for the LEED AP Exam: Our LEED Project Experience program allows you to work on a real LEED registered project, and earn a letter of eligibility to sit for your LEED AP exam. Project experience also looks great on a resume plus you will earn 10 AIA LUs and GBCI LEED-specific CE hours! (sale price $199, regular price $299)

 

 

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LEED Exam Prep

Green Building Research Institute, the leader in LEED CE and Project Experience, now provides study materials and prep classes for the LEED GA and AP exams (BD+C, ID+C and ND). Our exam prep team consists of 7 experienced LEED APs, who have collaborated to develop this interactive exam prep package. (sale price $99, regular price $199)

 

 

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3-in-1 : LEED Project Experience, CE and Exam Prep

We’ve got your bases covered: Gain the eligibility that you need to take your LEED AP exam, complete our exam preparation (BD+C, ID+C and ND), and earn 15 CE hours! Register now for our December, January, February and March classes. (sale price $299, regular price $399)

 

 

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Unlimited Access Packages (up to $200 off)

Cover 2-3 reporting periods for one low price: Our 1, 2 and 4 year unlimited access packages allow you to access our complete on-demand library (over 75 CE hours and growing), as well as any live webinars that are added during your subscription cycle. AIA and GBCI approved LEED-specific hours for all specialties are included. sale price for 1 year $299 (reg.price $399), sale price for 2 year $349 (reg. price $499), sale price for 4 year $399 (reg.price $599)

 

 

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NEW! LEED Project Management ($250 off)

Take your green building career to the next level: These online sessions will teach you to incorporate sustainability and LEED throughout the life cycle of a project, and will help you become familiar with the tools and practices that will be critical to your success. (sale price $549, regular price $799)

 

 

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NEW! LEED Construction Management ($250 off)

Ideal for Contractors, Construction & Site Managers: These online sessions will concentrate on construction manager’s roles and responsibilities during the construction phase of a LEED or sustainability project.(sale price $449, regular price $699)

 

 

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Get Listed with “The Green Barcode”

Showcase your green product or service through “The Green Barcode”, a fast-growing green building directory, and reach out to thousands of potential customers around the globe and in your nighborhood.sale price for basic listing $99 (reg.price $199), sale price for enhanced listing $199 (reg. price $299), sale price for super enhanced listing $249 (reg.price $399)

 

 

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Lessons learned from 99 LEED Projects – CD + On-demand access

Lessons Learned from 99 LEED projects is a 6-part series (12 AIA and GBCI CE Hours) that looks at 99 LEED Gold and Platinum certified projects to identify what strategies work best and are most popular in each of the 6 LEED categories. LEED specific for BD+C, ID+C, O+M. (sale price $99, regular price $149)

 

 

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If you have a group of 7 or more professionals who are interested in any of our educational products, contact us for amazing group rates.

Jessica Kubena, Education Coordinator
pathway@gbrionline.org
210-858-7783

 

 

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About GBRI

GBRI is an independent organization providing continuing education for AIA and LEED professionals.  We aim to help you in your green building career wherever possible. We offer CE packageswebinar subscriptionsLEED project experience, consulting services, LEED exam prep, and the Green Barcode directory through our website. We are not owned by USGBC or the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The marks “LEED”, “LEED AP with specialty”, and “LEED Green Associate” are owned by the USGBC.

 

 

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Japan Earthquake Tsunami – Will There Be More Nuclear Radiation Problems?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

 

Japan earthquake,  tsunami – again in the news!

Japan has been suffering the aftershocks from the March 11, 2011 earthquake. Now on April 7, 2011 another aftershock, big enough to be called an earthquake. Today’s earthquake which was magnitude 7.1, has spawned a new tsunami threat. You know what happened with the last tsunami – failure of nuclear plant reactors, radiation exposure, radiation contamination.

 

Japan earthquake

Incredible!

Nuclear plant workers are risking their lives to contain the escape of nuclear radioactive materials and to limit the radiation exposure to Japanese and others in that region of the country. Not much hope for the health of the nuclear plant workers. Radiation sickness is almost certain.

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Since the earthquake was of lesser magnitude than the prior, the resulting tsunami would likely be less as well. In fact, the tsunami warning has just been lifted. The earthquake today has caused some electrical power outages that impacted the nuclear plant cool down efforts. And Fukushima evacuated. Other than that, nature is not going to add to the radiation / nuclear plan problems.

The recent earthquakes have had a devastating effect on Japan.

Japan has already cut back on electricity because of the problems at the nuclear power plants. They’re in the dark. They are probably in fear and despair. A true disaster. Send them love, good wishes and prayers.

See the prior post about prayer for the water being used at the nuclear power plants in Japan.

Radiation Water Pollution: Can The Power Of Prayer Avert It?

 

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Radiation Water Pollution: Can The Power Of Prayer Avert It?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011


You’ve heard about the recent earthquakes in Japan. On March 11, 2011 a 9.0-magnitude Japan earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear power plant disasters. The earthquake and tsunami has left more than 27,000 people dead or missing. And aftershocks continue 3 weeks later. Then on  March 27, 2011 Japan was hit with a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and more fears of another tsunami. Fortunately, the tsunami never materialized.

The world is still watching Japan as it battles to contain radiation from damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan. The goal is to limit radiation exposure and the inevitable consequence of radiation sickness. The best strategy is to keep the nuclear reactors and the radioactive materials cool with water. First sea water and now they are switching to fresh water. Tsunami water caused the problem and now water is the remedy.

 

water pollution

 

But there is water pollution and radiation  contamination as water leaks out of the nuclear plants and into the ocean, air and water molecule of surrounding areas. The entire earth’s environment is being affected. The threat of radiation exposure and radiation sickness is not just Japan’s problem. It’s a worldwide nuclear environmental management problem.

Water is a friend to the human body as well. Drinking plenty of good quality water can heal many sicknesses and diseases.

Be thankful for water…


Send thoughts of love and gratitude to water in the nuclear plants in Fukushima. There is evidence that water responds to the vibration of human prayer no matter how far away it is.

It’s not the official world day of prayer. But Dr. Masaru Emoto  has made a prayer request…A request for the world to join him in prayer and a healing water ceremony on March 31, 2011. At noon your local time, consider performing the prayer ceremony for water. If you missed the noon time frame, say the prayer anyway. If you believe in the power of prayer or just want to honor the earth, nature or water, just pray. Do what you can to combat water polution from radiation.

Healing Prayer Ceremony For Waterwater
With your hands together in a prayer position,
Repeat the following (aloud or in your mind) three times:

“The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant,
we are sorry to make you suffer. 
Please forgive us. 
We thank you, and we love you.”

More information can be found at Emoto PeaceProject blog

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Sandra Noble

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Thought About Recycling To Clean Up Congress?

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The United States is late getting on the Go Green bandwagon. Most European countries are committed to cleaning up the environment. In the U.S., we have too much politics. Americans create too much waste. We bought into the disposable mindset…Just throw it away. We need to recycle more. Businesses which recycle usually save money and have more efficient operations. Waste management is good business.

 

In the election 2008, Americans voted for change. I’m not sure how effective the current US Congress has been…You be the judge. How about electing all new faces in the United States government, at least the legislative branch. Forget the campaign promises. Whether Republicans or Democrats, why not recycle our senators and representatives.

Let’s clean up the politics.

Go Green with Congress.

Recycle!

A little political humor below…

The Green Plan

GOAL FOR 2010
A great idea for 2010!!!!
Let’s make it happen!
Finally, a Green Plan we can all get behind.
terms;

one in office, one in federal prison.
Recycle Congress, a Green Plan

Now where to put them. Do you know of a suitable recycling center?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southeast Bioenergy Conference

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

“Building a Vibrant Renewable Energy Market for the Southeast”
is the theme for the
5th Annual Southeast Bioenergy Conference.
August 3 – 5, 2010
in Tifton, Georgia

Find out about bioenergy, renewable energy,  clean energy technology, biomass, biofuels, solar,  geothermal,  green construction,  ethanol and green cities.



For more information visit www.sebioenergy.org

Was Earth Month A Disaster?

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Earth Day was 27 March 2010. And as part of Earth Day there was the lights out Earth Hour initiative. A billion people in 4000 cities worldwide turned off their lights for 1 hour. The Earth Hour event was declared a success.

Since I sell environmentally friendly products, I go to a lot of “green” events. And the week before and after Earth Day was chock full of events. Everyone was trying to ride the “go green” wave and to capitalize on the interest and focus on going green. We had the illusion that many supported the save energy, save the earth, save the environment, save the planet movement. That was the end of March.

But what happened in the next 30 days?

  • 25 people died in the West Virgina coal mine tragedy
  • Oil spill near Australia
  • And the now infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the resulting BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The BP’s oil spill is the biggest ever in the United States, but it’s not the biggest in history – yet. The largest oil spill was intentionally caused by Iraq in 1991 during the Persian Gulf war. We can certainly find fault with British Petroleum in this disaster. But the US government is not blameless either. BP is trying to stop the flow and clean up the oil that has already spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, Who know how much oil will continue to spill into the gulf and for how long? This oil spill doesn’t take first place honors yet, but it could get there.

And Earth Day kicked off a month full of disasters…

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Should We Chose Local Or Organic Foods?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
It’s good to support local farmers. It helps the local economy. And since there is a shortage of farmers, anything we can do to encourage farming nationally or locally would be helpful to our futures and our future physical health.

One theory is that your body has adapted to works best if you eat food and produce that are ripe in your area. So in summer you eat the foods that are harvested in the summer in your region of the country. That was a healthy way of eating in the past. But with people moving around so much, I’m not sure that theory is practical or meaningful.

Then there is the subject of organics, which I wrote about in my prior post. Those who feel very strongly about organics believe that it is better to eat organic foods that may have to be transported than to eat local foods that are not organic.

In Georgia we have the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. Let’s support local farmers and get organic food at the same time! Check out the Organics Directory


Are There Feasible Oil Spill Cleanup Solutions?

Friday, June 18th, 2010

 

 

BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill is still in the news and will continue to be because the oil continues to flow into the gulf. In the aftermath of the oil spill disaster and the aftermath of grilling of BP executives by the US Congress and President Obama, what’s the really important question?

How to clean up the oil spill?

People from universities and private companies and even Hollywood have submitted solutions. I’ve heard criticisms about BP not responding to suggestions very quickly. It takes a lot of time. Rational people would have to know that BP and the rest of the oil industry would like the spill to be cleaned up yesterday. The environmentalists want the oil cleaned up. Everyone in the gulf region would like an oil spill cleanup solution. And seafood lovers want to avoid the escalating prices that the oil spill will cause. The cost is high in terms of finances, the economy and in terms of quality of life.



I wrote “
Hey Hay – Is There a Simple Way to Clean Up BP’s Oil Spill?”   about one proposal for soaking up the oil.

Check out “
In the aftermath of disaster: Cleanup solutions for oil spills” for other solutions that have been and are being considered and implemented to address the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis.

 

 

 

Are Environmentalists Justified In Breaking The Law?

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

 

 

When I think of the environmental, global warming, eco-friendly movement, I think of nice friendly people who love nature, want to reduce pollution, support earth sustainability. Promote health and want world peace. So the concept of law breakers and criminals in the environmental movement was shocking. But on second thought the idea is not so radical. Those who care deeply and want to bring about change often feel justified in using disruptive, criminal and even violent measures to accomplish their goals. “By any means necessary.” To quote Malcolm X.




Some people have sustainable green agendas that they think warrant crimes. I’d rate these crimes as minor and just nuisances. But there are ways to “Go Green” without breaking laws. Check out this intriguing article


5 Eco-Friendly Crimes to Try Today