Nashville,Tenn. (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
The genesis of Earth Day is generally credited to Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin senator, environmentalist, conservationist and activist. He was inspired to launch what was originally an environmental teach-in after witnessing the effects of the Santa Barbara, California, oil spill in 1969.
The 43rd annual celebration of Earth Day will be held on April 22, 2013. With a global theme of “The Face of Climate Change,” Earth Day 2013 will include a wide variety of environmental activities involving millions of people in hundreds of countries. Power4Patriots, which suggests that homeowners get off the electrical grid and generate their own solar and wind power, offers the second set in an ongoing series of energy-saving tips below.
Extreme weather is the single greatest cause of power outages, according to Power4Patriots, leaving countless millions of Americans in the dark both short term and long term. The best way to keep the lights and heat on is by becoming independent of the vulnerable U.S. power grid, says the company, which recommends that people learn how to generate their own electricity through solar panels and wind turbines.
The Power4Patriots system is an environmentally friendly way to cut energy costs by as much as 75 percent while making a home, cabin or RV self-sufficient. The system is a collection of videos and manuals describing how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters.
It includes six videos demonstrating how to build a solar panel, including choosing the right materials, finding the right site for the system and avoiding costly mistakes; 10 Frequently Asked Questions videos; and two instruction manuals with step-by-step, illustrated directions. It also includes four videos and two instruction manuals detailing how to build a wind turbine.
As Earth Day 2013 approaches, below are more energy-saving tips from Power4Patriots:
Check out this Power4Patriots blog to learn how vulnerable the U.S. electrical grid is.