RE: BigBelly Systems
There’s a savings to be had because they require less frequent pick-ups. They were very successful and they were very well received, and because they can accommodate more trash they result in less garbage around the trash cans
RE: BigBelly Solar System
BigBelly Solar helps the City save time and money while increasing our recycling efforts and reducing our carbon footprint. Servicing existing containers is expensive and requires a lot of energy and fuel. With these units, we can efficiently track its waste flow as well as reduce the amount of time and fuel needed for trash trips.
RE: Berkey® Crown – Water Filtration Systems
Our water was always a worry, coming from a shallow well. Even with an expensive filtration system, drinking water still was cloudy and bad tasting. The Crown Berkey filter was a fraction of the cost of the expensive filtration system, but it does a much better job at producing crystal clear drinking water. We even did a closed eyes water test, and everyone loved the Berkey water more than the well water or the store bought bottled water. I now have peace of mind that my family is drinking safe and pure water.
Williams Lake, B.C.
RE: Berkey® Water Filtration Systems
We went to visit our friends for dinner and they served us water from a Berkey filter. We all noticed how nice the water tasted, with no chlorine and very fresh. I have now replaced my plug in water dispenser with the Berkey filter and couldn’t be happier as we are saving money on the electrical bill and also the cost of purchasing water from the store, and the water tastes so much better. We also purchased a small Berkey filter for our car emergency kit, so we can be assured of safe drinking water anywhere on the go.
RE: RoseHill Off-grid Property
Beginning of February 2013 I had the pleasure to travel to the nascent EHS-safe, off grid, sustainable community of Rose Hill. I was going there to help out with some projects and to see what Rose Hill was all about.
I won’t lie – at first, all the cliches of a small remote place come to mind. When one arrives to Rose Hill, one may think ‘this is it’? However, looks are oh so deceiving. I suppose coming from a city, I was thinking that many of the ‘necessities’ of life would just not be present and life would be incredibly harsh and boring. I could not have been more wrong.
The residents of Rose Hill were incredibly hospitable. All our needs were taken care of and we had an incredible time. Food was excellent and conversations even more so. I keenly remember sitting around the table with everyone and feeling this positive energy and synergy going on. It stemmed from people exchanging ideas, sharing their plans and visions, feeding off of each other’s ideas and collaborating. When there was something to do, we just did it. If it needed discussing, we’d discuss it, come to a consensus and do it. No politics, no criticism – just sheer cooperation.
The weather was mostly nice and sunny. The air was pure, clear. The sun had an intensity to it – likely because we were at 900+ m of elevation.
Rose Hill has so much potential. It is a place where fertile ideas find ground to grow. Sustainability, living off grid, food security, using materials found on the land – these are all not just ideas, but practical aspects of Rose Hill and it permeates in every discussion and every project.