|By Shelley Voelkel (BonaireTalker - Post #25) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 9:41 am:|
I would like to "go green". Solar power, etc. It is not inexpensive and so I will have to do little bits at a time. I can start with the new energy efficient lights. Is there a "green" company on Bonaire? I remember reading about a couple on the wild side that went green. Ideas? Resources? Let me know and thanks. Maybe if we change out the light bulbs on our property, that could be a start. Green paint? Anything.
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2946) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 12:25 pm:|
People living out in Bolivia have gone as green as one can go. Where you live will be hard I fear since you are attached to other dwellings. The lightbulb is a great start. Recycle class, unplug cell chargers. It is great we have a windmill. Hope to see more.
|By Shelley Voelkel (BonaireTalker - Post #26) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:05 pm:|
Thanks Ann. How does one go about recycling on Bonaire? Where is the location to bring the stuff and is there a "thrift" store to donate still usable items that are no longer wanted.
|By Jan Klos - ( Hamlet Bonaire #10) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #546) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 3:57 pm:|
Many of the resorts have bins on their grounds for recycling glass. Not sure if there are paper & metal bins. Ask the homeowners assoc, or the management who handles the rentals.
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2639) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 6:36 pm:|
In the past, the electric company has had the power (intentional pun!) to refuse to deliver to a building using solar power. I believe they were then the water company also, making solar power where connection to WEB is possible rather difficult. Any change in that policy now? Any change coming with corporate wind energy?
|By pat murphy (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1244) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 8:15 pm:|
a few years ago when the yellow garbage cans for recycling glass first appeared, i asked about getting one or two for lighthouse beach. at that time i was told that they were only for hotels and restaurants, not private residences. so for the next few weeks various hotel owners would hear a case of empty amstel bottles getting dumped in their recycle containers.
|By Shelley Voelkel (BonaireTalker - Post #27) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:42 pm:|
Thanks for all the info. Does anyone know if the WEB policy has changed? Who should I encourage to include Lighthouse and other multi-family dwellings in the recycling program on island? It will benefit the island in the long run.
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2948) on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 8:14 am:|
Shelley, Great Escape and Bellafonte both have the yellow bins. I put everything in a box and weekly go by either. It works for me.
|By Ann Johnson, Massage Hut-Sorobon Beach (BonaireTalker - Post #45) on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 5:03 pm:|
The new red Amstel containers at the grocery stores are for individuals to recycle glass. You can always put it in the yellow ones used by the bars and restaurants if you can't find a red one.
|By blue mcright (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #133) on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 5:13 pm:|
|By Shelley Voelkel (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 7:17 pm:|
I am so glad there are so many opportunities to get GREEN on Bonaire. Since I cannot get back before the end of the year, it's going to have to wait just a couple of months. Got an idea to set it up so my renters can easily participate! YAY and thanks. Shelley
|By Antony Bond (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #186) on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 6:56 am:|
|By Shelley Voelkel (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 9:22 am:|
Wow, great info Tony. I am glad she speaks English try as I might, I guess I am tone deaf. Trying to master other languages does not come easy for me.
|By ScubaBanker (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #671) on Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 11:30 pm:|
Also right down the street at Happy Holiday Homes is Louise and she has recycle bins that she uses for her property. You might want to talk to her but know she is a very green individual.
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