Welcome, AWESome EarthKind People!
Hi – I’m Ron Kamen – your host & clean energy guide. For more than 3 decades, I’ve helped businesses, governments, non-profits and communities take their next step in clean energy transformations that reduce carbon footprints and save money. AWESome EarthKind is here to empower and energize YOU – so that you can take your next step.
We launched the AWESome EarthKind podcast a year ago on August 6th, 2020 –– the 75th anniversary of humanity’s destructive use of nuclear power on the people of Hiroshima, arguably the date that humanity became the 5th Force of Nature.
Almost every day, extreme weather events demonstrate the incredible power of the 4 elements – the Air, Water , Earth, and Sun.
Our entire civilization is now at the tipping point. Weird and unpredictable weather has become the new normal. Wildfires, droughts, and extreme heat are affecting many people around the planet, while the increasing number and intensity of floods, Superstorms, and tornados regularly threaten just about everyone.
To divert the catastrophic consequences of climate disruption, we MUST all come together and make the transition to clean energy.
We started AWESome EarthKind to share the GOOD News that the AWESome Forces of Nature offer us thousands of times more energy than we need.
We want to ensure that you – and everyone – understands the BETTER News – that human ingenuity and innovation are harnessing the 4 Elements and that we can now use this AWESome EarthKind Energy for all our electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation needs
And we aim to spread the BEST News… that clean energy can save us money.
YOU, me, and the 7 Billion people on the planet are now the 5th Element. Woman and Mankind – all “EarthKind” – are literally changing the world, and we all need to take the personal, professional and political actions that can stop and reverse the catastrophic impacts of climate disruption – and create a brighter, healthier, more just and prosperous civilization.
AWESome EarthKind is for people who want to learn how to move to clean energy and save money when they make the transition.
Over this past year, we’ve created episodes with leading policy and technology experts, construction professionals, and average homeowners who are working toward a clean energy future.
- Awareness, Hope, & Opportunity of clean energy technologies
- Health Impacts and how clean energy technologies can reduce the risk of asthma & other respiratory illnesses
- Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy’s Big 3: Renewable Electricity, Clean Heating & Electric Vehicles
- The Business Voice & New Business Models that have created 3.4 Million American jobs – 3x more than those in the fossil fuel industry
- Environmental Justice and how clean energy “empowers the people that most need the work with the ability to do the work that most needs doing”
- Clean Energy Investments that provide superior returns while protecting & promoting your values
- Starting your own Ecopreneur Business
- The Basics of how to access clean energy technologies and save money
- Small Actions that make a big difference
- Specific steps we can each take to reduce energy costs with solar electricity, clean heating, and electric cars
- Deep dives into utility and government incentives
- How to evaluate your unique situation, build a vision of where you’d like to be, and create a strategy that will reduce your energy costs, improve your family’s health, and create a proud legacy for your grandchildren
- How to generate additional income – or build your own clean energy business – without having to learn complex technologies – in the $13 TRILLION clean energy economy.
Over this past year, AWESome EarthKind Energy released weekly new podcast episodes with interviews of fascinating EarthKind people doing AWESome things with clean energy. We’ve introduced you to individuals who are “walking the talk” and shared their SuperNova ideas to entertain, enlighten, and inspire you.
You’ve heard what other homes, workplaces, and communities are doing to evolve to clean energy technologies, the challenges they faced, and the solutions they created.
We’ve explained how LED lightbulbs are so much more efficient that regular incandescent lights because LEDs provide the same visible light – without wasting 90% of the energy creating heat.
We’ve let you know that, wherever you live or work, you can have some type of renewable electricity. Even if you can’t put solar on your roof, there are other options on your property; additional ways to gain the benefits of solar in your community; and even options to purchase clean electricity from your utility or energy service company.
We’ve enlightened you with the knowledge that your refrigerator is one type of heat pump – and how other types of heat pumps can you save money when you shift to clean heating & cooling in your home, school, and workplace.
We’ve examined air source heat pumps, which are simply air conditioners that both cool AND heat.
In the Power of Earth with Comfort by ClimateMaster series, we’ve conducted deep dives into ground source, or geothermal heat pumps – the most efficient forms of heating and cooling.
We’ve shared how half the sun’s energy is stored in the ground beneath your feet – and how places like St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City installed a zero-emission, quiet, and comfortable geothermal system that was less expensive in upfront capital costs – and reduced their energy expenses by 30%
And how geothermal systems under the footprint of new and existing homes, multi-family dwellings and office buildings are providing all the heating, cooling, and hot water for buildings as tall as 25 stories.
Lastly, we’ve aimed to energize you with the ability to transition to your choice of over 50 Electric Vehicles that are Faster, Cheaper & more Reliable than gas cars, trucks & SUVs.
Over this past year, Covid-19 has given everyone on Earth a massive wakeup call that reminds us that life is short, and fragile. Our lives, and the lives of all we love and everyone we know, now depend on our making the transition to clean energy.
Several years ago, I was privileged to see firsthand how we might transform a dark and hopeless situation into a bright future. When my wife was facing imminent death after a long battle with liver disease, she was saved by a Live Liver Transplant, and I discovered how the Liver is the body’s renewable organ. In her case, the combination of human will power, Nature’s incredible healing capabilities, and modern technology saved her life.
Together, we are all now an AWESome Force of Nature. We ARE literally changing the world. The only question is – will we continue to fuel catastrophic climate change – or will we create the clean energy future we need to make the world safe for ourselves, our children, and all future generations?
Thank you for joining with fellow AWESome EarthKind Energy people who are taking their next step to create a clean, safe, just, prosperous & sustainable future.
Please go to our website, Awesome EarthKind dot com. Send us a message with your questions, comments and ideas. Take a survey telling us what you’d most like to hear and gain the opportunity to win a high-efficiency LED Light Fixture.
You are AWESome, and we’re looking forward to meeting you.
Go Clean, Save Green, and… Energize!