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Re: OT reducing your carbon footprint, helping the state you live in

On Sep 3, 2008, at 2:52 PM, blixton wrote:

> Yes, I take cold showers.

There was a nice piece on NPR about solar hot water heaters for poor  
neighborhoods in Egypt a while ago:


Fathy, who taught himself English and put himself through school, has  
one of Solar Cities' heaters on the roof of his four-story home.  A  
bright blue barrel filled with cold water is connected to solar  
panels made from recycled garbage bags, framed in aluminum and  
covered with glass. The aluminum frame is attached to a Styrofoam  
block by an array of recycled plastic and copper tubes.


An option at least.