Archive | Emergency Preparedness

Solar Charging Tables Power Up Campuses, Malls, Disaster Areas & More



When your power supply goes on the fritz, or even if you simply need to supplement the power available on the regular grid, what can you do to keep electricity flowing and your electronics working? Consider solar charging tables. WHAT ARE SOLAR CHARGING TABLES? Increasingly, communities are turning to compact solar energy charging stations to […]

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With More Natural Disasters, Do You Need More — or Different — Insurance?



 Natural disasters aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, given the increasing effects that climate change is having on the weather, scientists expect the number of natural disasters globally to grow. You only need to review the skyrocketing frequency of hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes, fires and floods that have destroyed homes and communities in the […]

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Tornadoes Highlight Need for Sustainable Resilience, Recovery



Tornadoes keep striking the Midwest like so many hammers pounding away at one nail after another.  On Sunday, November 17, 81 tornadoes hammered southeastern Illinois, impacting as many as nine states total, killing eight people, flattening hundreds of homes, and decimating farms and businesses. At one point, more than 19,000 people were without power.  Illinois […]

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I am Voting for Barack Obama because We are Greener than We were Four Years Ago.



Are we “greener” than we were four years ago?  Yes, we are, and Barack Obama deserves a lot of the credit.  Despite strident anti-environmental opponents on Capitol Hill, President Obama has managed to use the power of his office – deployed primarily through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the […]

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