A Billion Heartbeats

Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:15

By Joe Romano, Marketing Manager

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.

--Charles W. Chestnut


A billion heartbeats. As measured in heartbeats, it seems that every animal on the planet lives roughly the same lifespan, about a billion heartbeats. Usually, the smaller animals, whose hearts beat faster, have shorter “real-time” lives. But measured in this Physiologic Time, basically using a heartbeat clock, all life spans are roughly the same. When we measure life in heartbeats or breaths it reveals how deeply subjective time is.

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Conservation Evolution

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 16:18

By Eric 12th Moon,
Council President

When GreenStar recently upgraded the lighting and ceiling tiles at the West-End Store those involved took into account the opportunity to make a difference and implement savings at the same time.

Walk into the store and look up. There are now 35 fixtures for lighting that each use 32 watts of electricity whereas there were 52 fixtures at 60 watts each. That is a savings of 2000 watts, almost ⅔ of our electric use for lighting. The ceiling was also dropped several feet and the Co-op now heats and cools 6,796 less cubic feet of air space.



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A Busy Day in the Life of the Co-op

Thursday, 27 September 2007 11:34

By Michael Hoysic, Human Resources Manager


Saturday is usually a day off for me, but I knew there were several events that GreenStar was involved with that were happening on September 15, so I planned on event-hopping through the day. The common thread throughout the events was a focus on “local” and supporting the community in which we live. GreenStar didn’t plan to have a special, event-packed day that celebrated “local,” it’s just what we do. It happened naturally.



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