Solar Power: Endless Energy Source; Affordability; Jobs Creation; Community Development; Energy Independence; & Environmental Protection [12.04.2016]

Guests:

  • Mark Davis, President, WDC Solar, Inc. and President, Urban Solar Society of America (USSA)
  • Zachery (Zach) Dobelbower, Sustainability Manager, Washington, D.C. Department of General Services (DGS)
  • Mathias Choma, Assistant Project Manager, Commercial Construction, Standard Solar, Inc.

Segment 1

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Mark Davis, President, WDC Solar, Inc. and President, Urban Solar Society of America (USSA), (In-Studio)

Segment 2

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Zachery (Zach) Dobelbower, Sustainability Manager, Washington, D.C. Department of General Services (DGS), (In-Studio)

Segment 3

segment-3-12-04Mathias Choma, Assistant Project Manager, Commercial Construction, Standard Solar, Inc., (In-Studio)

Segment 4

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Zachery (Zach) Dobelbower, Sustainability Manager, Washington, D.C. Department of General Services (DGS) and Mathias Choma, Assistant Project Manager, Commercial Construction, Standard Solar, Inc., (In-Studio)


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Mark Davis, President, WDC Solar, Inc. and President, Urban Solar Society of America (USSA), (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’: Zachery (Zach) Dobelbower, Sustainability Manager, Washington, D.C. Department of General Services (DGS), (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’: Mathias Choma, Assistant Project Manager, Commercial Construction, Standard Solar, Inc., (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘4’: Panel Discussion:  Zachery (Zach) Dobelbowser, Sustainability Manager, Washington, D.C. Department of General Services (D.C. DGS) and Mathias ChomaAssistant Project Manager, Commercial Construction, Standard Solar, Inc. with Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV, (In-Studio)

Program overview

We are featuring the renewable energy systems expansion by the Washington, D.C. Public Schools.  This effort is to use existing District owned buildings to increase available electricity through solar power systems. The D.C. Department of General Services is becoming a nationally recognized leader in the adoption of advanced renewable energy systems to further expand the District’s green footprint by reducing: buildings greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; rising Summer temperatures in a dense urban area; dependency on grid based energy sources; while better managing overall rising utility costs, among other benefits.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!

Economic, Environmental, & Social Sustainability with Horizontal Dry Wetland Projects in the Dominican Republic [11.27.16]

Guests:

  • Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic

Segment 1

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Segment 2

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Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme: “Why the Dominican Republic and Lessons Learned?” (In Studio)

 

Segment 3

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Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme: “The U.S. Peace Corps: Laboratory for Innovation, Change, & Best Practices Development” (In Studio)

Segment 4

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Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme:  “Importance of Community Involvement, Inputs, and Continued Maintenance for Long-Term Sustainability” (In Studio)


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme:  “Evolution of Professional Skills and Projects” (In Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’: Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme: “Why the Dominican Republic and Lessons Learned?” (In Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’: Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme: “The U.S. Peace Corps: Laboratory for Innovation, Change, & Best Practices Development” (In Studio)
  • Segment ‘4’: Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant, Specialist, & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and Implementation, Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting & Development and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic, Theme:  “Importance of Community Involvement, Inputs, and Continued Maintenance for Long-Term Sustainability” (In Studio)

Program overview

We have an international expert being featured in this program concerning the very special system of gathering, filtering, controlling, retention, and protecting precious rainwater and stormwater run off through “Horizontal Dry Wetlands”.  Timothy (Tim) McFarren, International Consultant & Project Manager, Water & Wastewater Project Innovation and  Implementation and (Former) Associate Program Country Director (APCD), Peace Corps/Dominican Republic will be sharing his research, overviews, insights, and innovations across four [4] broad themes from “best practices” learned through projects developed in the Dominican Republic.

Timothy (Tim) McFarren has a degree in Industrial Technology with over 30 years’ experience in program design, development, coordination, and management with international organizations in Latin America, with emphasis on the application of appropriate programs for water, sanitation, recycling, vermiculture technologies, composting, and solid waste management at the level of small municipalities. “Tim’ is a creative, innovative, and resourceful collaborator.

Timothy (Tim) McFarren has a degree in Industrial Technology with over 30 years’ experience in program design, development, coordination, and management with international organizations in Latin America, with emphasis on the application of appropriate programs for water, sanitation, recycling, vermiculture technologies, composting, and solid waste management at the level of small municipalities. “Tim’ is a creative, innovative, and resourceful collaborator.

 

Mr. McFarren was born in Bolivia from American parents who were Methodist Missionaries.  Lived and worked in Bolivia, the United Sates, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic.  He is currently working as an Consultant, Specialist, and Project Manager for Agroforsa, S.A. Consulting and Development in the critical areas of water, wastewater, and environmental quality.  He is currently specializing as aAlternative Energy Specialist, designer, constructor, and project implementer manager of biodigesters, ecological (waterless) bathrooms,  and constructed of horizontal dry wetland systems.  “Tim” elaborates monitoring programs to guarantee long term sustainability of the all appropriate technical projects.

 

Further McFarren is a specialist in implementing Social Community AdministrationPlans with emphasis on self-sustainability in developing countries. Included are skills in in Risk Management, Maintenance and Operation of water and sanitation systems in urban and rural areas.  He is also a Specialist in Climate Change green infrastructure.; implementing behavior change concepts for appropriate technology, water and sanitation (WASH) projects. 

 

He has and is serving in the capacity of Consultant to small municipalities on environmental administration issues involving sustainable solid waste management along with and water and sanitation programs. He is the Former Director of Programing and Training, (DPT) as Program and Training Officer (PTO)) with the United States Peace Corps in Dominican Republic.  He was also Former Associate Program Country Director (A[CD_ for Water and Sanitation for Peace Corps Bolivia and the Dominican Republic being responsible for the Health, Hygiene Promotion, and Appropriate Technologies project planning, project identification and project implementation.  Additional duties included:  Being rresponsible for Health Basic Sanitation Volunteer training, including experiential learning in public health and hygiene education, community development, and capacity building.  He was also involved in developing technologies to mitigate water contamination in rural Dominican communities causing severe health problems.

 

McFarren trained “Water Safe to Drink” Volunteers and community members on Ferro Cement water tank construction as an introduction to Appropriate Technology concepts. These Volunteers then trained Dominican and Haitian masons on the technology. A Haitian mason went to Haiti under a “Train the Trainer” program.  He trained five [5] masons who then trained twenty [20] more masons who are now constructing 1,000 rain water catchment Ferro Cement tanks.

 


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!

Anacostia Watershed Society: Remaking a River; Local Communities; & The Environment [11.20.16]

Guests:

  • James (Jim) R. Foster, LEED AP, President, Anacostia Watershed Society,
  • Dr. Peter I. May, Environmental Scientist and Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc. and Instructor, Environmental Science, University of Maryland,

Segment 1

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James (Jim) R. Foster, LEED AP, President, Anacostia Watershed Society, (In Studio)

Segment 2

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James (Jim) R. Foster, LEED AP, President, Anacostia Watershed Society, (In Studio)

Segment 3

segment-3-11-20Dr. Peter I. May, Environmental Scientist and Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc. and Instructor, Environmental Science, University of Maryland, (In Studio)

Segment 4

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Dr. Peter I. May, Environmental Scientist and Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc. and Instructor, Environmental Science, University of Maryland, (In Studio)


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: James (Jim) R. Foster, LEED AP, President, Anacostia Watershed Society, Theme: “Overview of the Anacostia Watershed Society”, (In-Studio),
  • Segment ‘2’: James (Jim) R. Foster, LEED AP, President, Anacostia Watershed Society,”Saving our Native Grasslands (SONG)”, (In-Studio),
  • Segment ‘3’: Dr. Peter I. May, Environmental Scientist and Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc. and Instructor, Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Wildlife and Plants of the Meadows”, (In-Studio),
  • Segment ‘4’: Dr. Peter I. May, Environmental Scientist and Restoration Ecologist, Biohabitats, Inc. and Instructor of Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Meadow Restoration, Cleaning the Anacostia River, While Expanding and Protecting Both”, (In-Studio),

Program overview

We are featuring the The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS).  The organization was founded in 1989 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) environmental organization.  Its mission is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, removing environmental hazards, and reclaiming its pristine environmental, economic, and cultural heritage.  Its ultimate goal is to make the Anacostia River swimmable and fishable in compliance with the United States Federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

The Anacostia River Watershed is a 176-square-mile area located in the Eastern one-half of Washington, DC, and in the State of Maryland’s Northern Prince George’s County and Eastern Montgomery County. The tributaries, streams and creeks, run through the watershed area surrounding the United States’ capital which flow into the tidal Anacostia River in Bladensburg, Maryland. ts flow continues into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., on to the Chesapeake Bay, ultimately emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.

Two hundred years ago the Anacostia River was a broad, deep, meandering waterway with more than 2,500 acres of water-cleansing wetlands. Native American peoples could live on the fish, clams, water fowl, and wild rice that abounded.  By the 1980s, after centuries of neglect, mistreatment, and poorly planned water treatment practices left the Anacostia River written off as hopelessly polluted.

Determined leadership by the AWS along with community members, local governmental departments, thousands of volunteers, communities of faith, and numerous environmental non-profit organizations have actively collaborated in restoration of the watershed.  The Anacostia River’s condition has improved from critical to very serious with a prognosis it is becoming cleaner and healthier.  Join us to learn more about this most precious local, national, and global natural resource.

 


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!