Ever wanted to build a boat, but did’t have the time? You are not alone. Building a boat is a long process which you don’t want to rush (too much).
Lately I try to get things done. Really! With the help of David Allen’s Gettings Things Done strategy, I now use OmniFocus to, well, get things done. For a start, I was really skeptical myself as well. But it works. Especially, or perhaps only, if you go all in.
Things I use. Daily. Great and easy to use To Do app.
Two words: keep dreaming! Or in this case, dream big, and follow your dreams. That is that the Ocean Cleanup initiative, by a young Dutch student from Delft is all about. Bryan Slate is only 20 years old and already working a couple years on this huge project to cleanup all the oceans.
The project turned to crowdfunding to raise the first round of cash. With succes. “After completion, US$ 2,154,282 had been raised, making it ‘the most successful non-profit crowd funding campaign in history’, according to crowd funding platform ABN AMRO’s SEEDS, who facilitated the campaign.“
Sailing is not only about power, but as well as doing the right thing. In the Netherlands, there is a volunteer rescue organisation for the Dutch lakes, rivers and coastal area. Each year they are called into action about 1500 times.
Considering they work on a 100% voluntary basis and receive no government funding, this is a significant achievement.
Here at Green Boating we do our best to provide as many resources for anything green and sustainable. Starting today, we will show you interesting apps. These can be apps for saving energy, sailing, or perhaps just a news app focused at boating and renewable energy.
The world we live in, is one of apps and smartphones, so it really make sense to show you all the useful ones out there. The first app we will show you is Renewable Energy World.
Sailing has been traditionally the greenest of all forms of transportation on the water. Unfortunately, diesel or gas powered boats can travel faster and are less dependent on the influence of the weather. But there is a new trend, one that looks back at the old J-Class yachts from about 100 years ago. Impressive sailing yachts with very tall masts and a sail area as large as possible to be faster than the competition.
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So how do solar panels work? The Guardian has a series of articles explaining different issues. This one is explaining how solar panels capture the energy of the sun, and generate electricity we can use to make a cup of coffee. Or charge your electrical car. Or, well, you get the point!