Posts Written On November 02, 2018

New Initiative Turns Gluttony into a Source of Power In Las Vegas

Environmental Entrepreneur Explains How “The Green Machine” Initiative Will Help Bring Energy Independence to Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the land of overindulgence and gluttony. In addition to consuming a record-breaking amount of energy (Nevada spends $700 million per year on out-of-state fossil fuels to power the flashing lights, gigantic billboards, and air conditioned casinos,) the city also has the largest landfill in America! With over 42 million tourists per day, one casino group alone, generates over 800 tons of daily food waste.

But according to environmental entrepreneur, Rosalie Bingham, if handled correctly, this gluttony and waste may actually help the city reach energy independence. 

Bingham is the founder of “The Green Machine,” an environmental initiative to increase renewable energy in Las Vegas by converting organic waste into power and water.

This forward-thinking solution uses the current hundreds of tons of daily food waste (that is now dumped into Nevada landfills,) and instead, diverts it to an Anaerobic Digester System (ADS.) The ADS converts the organic waste into clean power and water and it even utilizes all the by-product so there is no waste.

 

“We can no longer sustain the damage that has been done to our societies and planet. We need solutions that actually repair the damage that has been done…”

 

 

…says Bingham, who, as a 4th generation Vegas native, is committed to creating a sustainable future for her city and her neighbors.

The anaerobic digester energy project will utilize the NV Green Energy Program to deliver renewable energy to consumers. Bingham has had discussions with NV Energy and others interested in the project.

This project will generate energy and reduce the need for more landfill space, as well as a host of other environmental benefits. Like other renewable energy sources, this project will begin with a higher kilowatt-hour-cost than that of the existing dirty energy.  However, we expect the Anaerobic Digester kilowatt-hour-cost to decrease quickly, because it is not subject to weather like other renewable energy sources. This extra cost would either be covered by the community, charitable donors who believe in the project, and/or the casinos that see value in helping the community become energy independent.

This project will also involve building large commercial vertical farms which would offset the energy cost through food sales. This project will bring Las Vegas healthier food,reduced transportation costs, and big savings to the people in the community. But in order to do this, we need public support. If enough local people support the mission, it can move forward quickly!

 

 

Rosalie Bingham is on a mission to bring energy independence to Las Vegas. She is raising public awareness of environmental issues and has information on how people can help fuel “The Green Machine.”

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Intergenerational Art Exhibition

Ryan Elisabeth Reid and the Sprat Artistic Ensemble Present: GENERATION – an Intergenerational Art Exhibition featuring the Art of Teens and Senior Citizens from the Las Vegas Community

Created by Las Vegas teens from non-profit Core and senior residents from Ovations Senior Communities, artworks in a variety of mediums will be on display and for sale at the Sprat Classes Year-Two Exhibition entitled Re: Generation. Free and open to the public, the art exhibit will take place at Suite 250 in The Arts Factory on November 8 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Re: Generation, features artworks made by senior and teen participants from the Las Vegas community in a variety of medium, including; cyanotype, collage, sculpture, drawing, photography, and interactive arts. Senior participants come from Ovation Senior Living and Veteran’s Village and teen participants are Core scholars.
Started three years ago as the brilliant vision of Ryan Elisabeth Reid and the Sprat Artistic Ensemble, Sprat Classes are unique to Las Vegas and greatly impact the lives of those involved by connecting teens and seniors through various artistic subjects and mediums. Supported by the Outside Agency Grant and the Vitality Arts Grant, Sprat Classes are art and theatre workshops for seniors and teens in the Las Vegas valley facilitated by teaching artists from the cast and crew of “Henri”. The monthly classes focus on creating dynamic intergenerational interactions, communication and new experiences to further engagement of the community. 
WHO:
  • Ryan Elisabeth Reid
  • Teen participants from non-profit Core
  • Senior participants from Ovations Senior Communities
  • Lindsay Harper, Core executive director
WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 8 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:

Suite 250
The Arts Factory
107 E. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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