The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously at its March 18th meeting to extend the City’s Solar Permit Fee Waiver program for an additional two years.
Since the program began in 2008, the number of solar projects in Santa Ana has risen significantly. In 2012, 65 solar projects came online, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.
Have you ever wanted to invest in your home and in the environment?
Now is the perfect opportunity to do both!
The City of Santa Ana is promoting an incentive for using solar power: the Solar Permit Fee Waiver Program. Residents and business owners who sign up for the program can receive solar plan checks, inspections, and permits free of charge. Getting solar panels installed has never been easier!
Here is some great information on some benefits of solar power.
-Solar panels harness energy from the sun and convert it to usable power for your home or business.
Not all energy is created equal. Scientifically speaking, no energy is ever created just tranformed but for the purpose of this article we are going to stick with my original statement. The energy we use to light our light bulbs, run our refrigerators, power our TVs, stereos, etc. is not all created equal. Some (by some I mean the majority: 67.2% of electricity in the US is generated from fossil fuels while 83% of total energy consumption in the US is from fossil fuels) of our energy is created using fossil fuels: oil, coal, and natural gas.
With the current state of the economy and environmental consciousness on the rise, green living is becoming less of a concept and more of a state of mind. Conservation of energy, water, and other resources is something that is essential to our existence and it should be treated with the utmost importance.
The Santa Ana Public Library takes pride in its diverse collection that meets the countless needs of its community and green living is no exception. Below you will find several of useful titles available for check out.
What is “green living” and why is it important to you, to your family, and to everyone living on this planet? Does green living matter and should you even care? What is green living?
What is water and what does water mean to society? Scientifically speaking, water is simply 3 parts: 1 oxygen atom and 2 hydrogen atoms. Sociologically speaking, water surrounds us and is important to every human endeavor in society.
Any gardener will tell you that creating your own compost is the best way to keep your garden fertile. But what if you do not have the luxury to create your own compost nor the knowledge to make your own compost? Worm tubes are a great way to help a gardener compost, especially when the gardener has little space and limited knowledge about composting.
Back to Natives Restoration, led by Reginald Durant, Director, is a Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to the restoration and conservation of Orange County and California Wildlands. With a theme of biodiversity, Back to Natives conducts educational and restoration programs that feature native plants. The goal is to promote habitat restoration and preservation through community outreach and instruction.