Category Archive: Education

Apr 06

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How much water does your machine make? from WaterFromAir

Nov 23

Mike Shouts Blog- “This Amazing Cooler-like Machine Will Turn Air Into Drinking Water”

Despite Earth’s 70% is covered by water, water remains a precious resource and as such many do not have access to clean, potable water. However, wherever you may be, there’s actually a water source which didn’t see. It is in plain sight, really, but invisible to our naked eyes. So where? Well, it is in the air, in the form of humidity and this machine you see here, EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator, …

See the full article HERE

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Nov 09

Our Sales Executive John Did A Great Webcast with Cannabis Investor

On September 15, 2016 our Sales Executive John Mortlock spoke on the Cannabis Investor Webcast. For thirty minutes people were educated on the history of EcoloBlue, what we offer, and the affect we are having in communities. People learned about water issues in the U.S. and how an AWG from EcoloBlue can be used in the event of a water crisis. John also spoke about how an AWG from EcoloBlue can help with greenhouse growing. Click HERE to view the full Webcast.

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Oct 21

EcoloBlue’s Is In Marijuana Venture Magazine

EcoloBlue’s atmospheric water generators (AWGs) remove humidity from the air and turn it into potable water.

“One (AWG) machine can take greenhouse humidity, reduce humidity to help climate control, then come full circle and water the plants,” says Heather Jepsen, EcoloBlue’s vice president of operations. “It’s a closed system.”

Read the full article HERE

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Oct 14

Buena Vista Elementary School and the Magic Water Machine

The science class at Buena Vista Elementary School in Walnut Creek, CA is using an EB30ME to learn how Water is generated from air. Right now they are calling it ‘the Magic Machine” and they are working on a project that teaches them about water consumption.

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All classroom photo credits to their teacher, Ms. Deborah Walker.

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Sep 12

We Have A Two Page Advertorial In The Cannabiz Journal

Visit: https://issuu.com/cannabizjournal/docs/sept_cannabiz_webbook/41?e=24762353/38644057

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Jul 26

Tacoma Cannabis Business Expo and Herbal Chef Dinner

We entered the Cannabis Business Expo with the intent to learn about the industry and bring awareness of our Atmospheric Water Generators (AWGs) to other businesses. Not only did we accomplish our goal, we were also able to generate great leads and meet great people. Our trip started with a dinner catered by The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh. We were delighted with his delicious food and this was our first introduction to other vendors that would be at the Expo. This event was an eye opening experience about Cannabis infused food and the beginning of what we learned about the process of growing Cannabis. While at the dinner, The Herbal Chef was also participating in his upcoming television show called Braized and Confused. While EcoloBlue will not be mentioned in the show, you may see a familiar face of an EcoloBlue employee.

The next day we were up bright and early, ready for our first day of the Business Expo. Several people came through and were excited to drink our pure tasting drinking water. We met some remarkable people including Ed Rosenthal, who is a prominent person in the Cannabis community and an advocate for legalizing Cannabis. We also met one on one with The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh, who was excited about our product. He saw the benefits we can offer to the Cannabis community and to his natural cooking style. There were also several speakers at the event, and we were able to gain knowledge about the industry, and how our pure water can be beneficial to growers.

Day two of the Expo generated more people intrigued about our pure fresh tasting water and learn facts about AWG’s. We showcased our product to several people while educating them on how they can take advantage of using our AWG for their growing needs. People applauded our efforts in generating water for air as a great way to conserve water and a great way to insure they were growing the best plants possible. We also learned from others, that growers can also benefit from the climate control capabilities that our product offers.

We are looking forward to continue building relationships with the people we met, and hope to work with some of them one day soon.

The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh creating dessert

The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh creating dessert

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The beautiful dessert

In the Chef’s own words… “Locally foraged communal dessert for the dinner in Tacoma, Washington. I really like to do these communal tables because it brings people together to share in food, which as a kid is one of the greatest memories I have with my family. The inspiration for playing on the table came from @reneredzepinoma We were with an amazing ethnobotanist in the area: @heidibohan and she took us all around Tacoma to forage for: Oregon Grape Berries, Salal Berries, Black Currants, White Currants, Red Huckleberry, Blackberry, June Berries, Melisse and much more but this is all that is on the table. On the table, there is three curds, spurlina as the green river, chocolate and vanilla tarts with chocolate and vanilla pudding in the middle, Melisse ice cream (Froot loop ice cream), Berry sauces, jams, and raw. Shortbread crumble, and a Froot loop sabayon.” – Chris Sayegh

Setting up the booth

Setting up the booth

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Heather Jepsen and John Mortlock at the Expo

Heather Jepsen and John Mortlock at the Expo

Chris Sayegh trying EcoloBlue Water From Air

Chris Sayegh trying EcoloBlue Water From Air

Ed Rosenthal trying EcoloBlue Water From Air

Ed Rosenthal trying EcoloBlue Water From Air

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Jun 02

Real Life Examples of Plastic Pollution

IMG_0221A friend of Ecoloblue sent us these alarming pictures of a beach in Central America. On this beach you do not see beautiful sand and pretty water. Instead you see a lot of trash, mainly plastic bottles. Drinking out of a plastic water bottle may seem convenient and inexpensive, but these bottles never fully biodegrade. They also harm the ocean, according to plastic-pollution.org over 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Plastic water bottles contain chemicals that can be released in the ocean and affect sea animals for years. Unfortunately most beaches do not have recycle stations which makes the convenience of bringing a water bottle to the beach not so convenient, if you have to bring it home to recycle it. Going for a walk on the beach or letting your feet sink into the sand is no longer an option because many beaches are starting to look like the pictures shown here.

IMG_0222EcoWatch.com offers even more interesting facts about plastic pollution

  • In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery bags, straws and soda bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
  • Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
  • 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
  • We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce.
  • The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.
  • Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.
  • The production of plastic uses around eight percent of the world’s oil production (bioplastics are not a good solution as they require food source crops).
  • Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year (source: Brita)
  • Plastic in the ocean breaks down into such small segments that pieces of plastic from a one liter bottle could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world.
  • Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
  • 46 percent of plastics float (EPA 2006) and it can drift for years before eventually concentrating in the ocean gyres.
  • It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
  • Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land.
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.
  • Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
  • One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
  • 44 percent of all seabird species, 22 percent of cetaceans, all sea turtle species and a growing list of fish species have been documented with plastic in or around their bodies.
  • In samples collected in Lake Erie, 85 percent of the plastic particles were smaller than two-tenths of an inch, and much of that was microscopic. Researchers found 1,500 and 1.7 million of these particles per square mile.
  • Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form (with the exception of the small amount that has been incinerated).
  • Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical).
  • Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.

May 23

Going Green on Campus

How Colleges and Their Students Are Boosting Sustainability

As we face an expanding population, climate change, and polluted air, water and food, there is growing consensus that we need to change the way we do things in all sectors of our society if we are to provide for today’s needs without sacrificing the well-being of future generations. Of course, we don’t have all the answers yet, which creates enormous opportunities for college students to make a difference and create a meaningful lifestyle — even career — in the process. Luckily, innovative solutions — the seeds of our sustainable future — are sprouting on college and university campuses around the country. The ideas and resources here highlight ways students can become environmental leaders and campuses can cultivate a greener, happier and healthier world.

What’s Your Environmental Quotient?

READ MORE HERE

May 19

Reef Rescue: 5 Things you can do to Protect Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are commonly referred to as the ocean’s rainforest. They are complex ecosystems, biologically rich and unique plants that need to be taken care of. However, coral reefs face a lot of dangers ranging from unaware tourists, diseases, pollution and invasive species. A decline in the levels of coral reefs has negative economic impacts and can destabilize the ecology. They are useful in carbon dioxide control in the ocean thus they play a critical role in the food chain.

The Great Barrier Reef

This is the biggest coral reef system in the world. It is composed of coral polyps and supports large life diversity. However, its thorn starfish poses a great danger to coral reefs and efforts have since been implemented to manage the thorn starfish in marine parks. You can find out more about the Great Barrier Reef, its thorn starfish and coral reefs by taking part in a tour. In this light, it is important for you to learn some techniques to implement in order to ensure that coral reefs are protected. Here are 5 things you should consider:

1. Practice responsible tourism

It is evident that most coral reefs are destroyed by tourists. This occurs when you run your speed boats on coral reefs causing serious damages. It is important to practice proper vessel management and consider finding out the exact coral reefs’ locations to avoid striking them with your vessel. It is also advisable that you do not fish near coral reefs. This is due to the fact that if the coral reefs come into contact with the fishing nets or the anchors, they may suffer damages or even die.

2. Avoid littering the ocean or the beach

Leaving litter on the beach and throwing garbage inside the ocean can harm the coral reefs. If garbage and other forms of dirt contact coral reefs, they tend to smother them. This is because coral reefs are similar to any other living organism and they are not just shells. They are alive making them susceptible to harm. It is prudent to consider taking part in beach clean-ups and assist in picking litter and garbage left by other people on the beach.

3. Do not buy coral souvenirs

Some countries are against the selling of coral reefs. However, other countries have no strict rules on this trade and you may find souvenirs and jewellery made from coral reefs. Consider not buying such items for you will be promoting the trade. Coral reefs take long to grow meaning that a single jewellery from corals can take so long to grow again. In addition, you should not buy coral reef fish as well. It is always advisable to consider inquiring about fish before buying them from pet stores.

4. Oppose global warming

Global warming indirectly causes harm to corals. This is due to the fact that coral reefs are extremely sensitive to increasing water temperatures. Minimising carbon footprints plays an important role in stopping global warming. Just a single degree increase in water temperature significantly damages coral reefs. Coral bleaching indicate possible coral reef damage. Warm oceanic temperatures tend to spur algae growth directly affecting coral reefs since algae block sunlight necessary for coral thriving. In addition, warm oceans tend to have an increased carbon dioxide level which ends up affecting coral reefs’ growth.

5. Spread the word

Most people damage coral reefs unknowingly. You should make it your responsibility to educate others about coral reefs and how fragile they can become. You can do so by becoming a member of a non-profit organization that is devoted to coral reef protection. Such organizations offer detailed information about coral reefs and why it is important to protect them on their websites. Additionally, you can sign numerous pledges that are against the use of coral reefs as jewellery.

Coral reefs inhabit both subtropical and tropical oceans. In most cases, you will find them at depths not exceeding 150ft. However, some species may extend deeper to approximately 450ft deep. They are important living organisms that play an important role in oceanic life. In this case, it is prudent to protect coral reefs by all means possible.

Guest Post by Bill Gordon

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