Eradicate Unemployment With Tax Breaks

It always astounds me the amount of people unable to find work no matter how well the economy is performing, there are people who have not been employed for years even during the good times, it seems a shame as they are perfectly fit and able to work and I presume they do want to work! At this moment in time the employment rate is pretty average 5.9% a lot better than a few years ago when it peaked at 10.7 but right now we are talking around 7 million Americans not working.

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Better Local Healthcare Options for the Elderly

Healthcare in the USA is now at a record price and there are no signs that it will become more cost effective anytime soon, the USA healthcare system is more complex than ever now we have obamacare added to the mix but it’s a good system if you compare it to other types of healthcare around the world.

American healthcare is a one of the most advanced if not the most leading the way in many fields mainly because of it’s vast funding source and top class facility’s around the country not to mention the well established university’s producing high quality doctors, researches, scientist and nurses year in and year out.

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Big Business Funding Smaller Businesses

Small to medium sized businesses have always been and will always be the big businesses of tomorrow you only need to look at the tech industry of the 1970’s – 1980’s with the once tiny start ups Apple and Microsoft, both now huge businesses in their own right providing a wide range of products and services to the entire world and making billions of dollars.

It’s not easy operating a small business in fact it one of the hardest things I have every done I believe it’s a big learning curve for anyone attempting to get an idea off the ground with little or no money but it shouldn’t be this way starting a business should be encouraged by governments not hindered like the reality of starting a small business today.

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Benefits of Supporting Rice Growing Communities

Rice is the third largest agricultural commodity produced in the world, and one of the most popular staple foods among humans.  Not only is it a main source of nutrition for a large majority of people, but it plays an important role in the economy.

In the United States there are six states where rice growing is essential to the economy.  Those states are Arkansas, which is the top producer of rice in the United States, California, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Missouri. These areas produce most of the U.S. rice crop.  Long grain rice is grown mainly in the South and makes up for than 70 percent of U.S. production. Short grain rice is grown mainly, in California and makes up about two percent of U.S. rice production.

Rice and the Economy

One reason it is so important for us to be supportive of rice growing communities is because of the value they add to our economy.  Texas A&M University conducted a study in 2009 which was released in 2010. The study found that the rice industry supported over 128,000 jobs across the nation.  That same study reported the rice industry added a value of 18 billion dollars to the gross domestic product (GDP).

Rice growing in the U.S. also supports farmers whose livelihood comes mainly from the rice crop.  In 2009, there were about 3.1 million acres in the U.S. where rice was being produced.  That number is expected to increase to 3.3 million in the next decade.  Groups like the Farmers Rice Cooperative in California exist to ensure that consumers get quality rice, and members of the Cooperative get a profitable return on their investment.

Another organization is the USA Rice Federation which is made up of the USA Rice Millers’ Association, USA Rice Merchants’ Association, the USA Rice Council, and the USA Rice Producers. Together they are an advocate for the U.S. rice industry. Their mission is to promote and protect the interest of millers, merchants, allied businesses, and producers.

Rice and Nutrition

Rice is very versatile and can be used in many different recipes.  It can be used in salads, soups, desserts, cereals, or main dishes.  It is gluten free, and does not have trans or saturated fat.  There are many types of rice and they each have nutritional value.  White rice has about two percent fat and the fat is mainly omega-6 fatty acids which are said to be pro-inflammatory.  It is also an ideal source of iron, thiamine and niacin, manganese, selenium, magnesium and phosphorus. It contains very little fiber.

Brown rice is considered to be much healthier than white rice.  It has less starch and takes a longer time to cook.  It is a whole grain and has four times more fiber than white rice. Brown rice also has more magnesium and other minerals and has less of a glycemic load.

Wild rice is actually a grass, but it is marketed as rice.  It has more nutritional value than brown or white rice.  It has more vitamin A and folic acid, more protein, and more omega-3 fatty acids.  Wild rice frequently has less minerals than brown rice.

There are many more variations of rice – it is said that worldwide there are 40,000 varieties.  However, only a small amount are of acceptable quality for growing in the United States.

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Can Tiny Houses Improve Your Community?

After the financial meltdown and mortgage problems of 2008 the so-called “tiny house movement” started to boom – when one thing busts it always seems that another booms, doesn’t it? Here I’d like to share a few thought on the benefits and/or drawbacks of this movement. What adjustments to our communities in terms of zoning codes, infrastructure, social life will likely need to be dealt with. Will greater density that comes with having “carriage houses” and “in-law suites” be a boon to our local environment or a problem, or a bit of both?

Tiny houses understandably started to get more attention when mortgage foreclosures started to take peoples homes out from under them. It became even more attractive to not have a mortgage at all when banks began to take homes. The attraction of having a home bought and paid for with no mortgage and no one with a lien on your property is huge. However, singles and couples who are pioneers in this style of life are finding some resistance. While the low-cost lifestyle is great for the tiny house owner it is not always easy to find a place to park and live in the area you want. It can be plain illegal to park a small portable house in some places. What about electricity, too? Having your electric pressure cooker simmering away and your TV going takes power and that doesn’t come free. There will need to be adjustments to the grid if every block has several more small homes on it. Another consideration is storage. Many tiny house owners have more things than can be comfortably or easily stored in a less-than-200-square-foot house. Where to put that surfboard, for instance? Maybe an inflatable paddleboard would be a better idea as its deflated size can be kept in a small space. The point being that encouraging property owners and local politicians to consider all aspects of having another dwelling sharing a lot and things like storage and electricity and insurance is an important part of adjusting to the tiny house movement.

Right now most state and municipal zoning laws don’t favor the addition of a tiny house. In fact many towns and cities don’t allow tiny houses to stand alone on a lot; a house usually must be at least five hundred square feet or it is illegal! As usual laws are geared to spending more and using more. There is no practical reason that a tiny house shouldn’t be allowed to stand by itself on a lot. One of the first things that obviously needs to change. It is for that reason that many people who build a tiny house do so on a trailer, that way it can be called an RV. However, the problem with RVs is that they can’t be parked on a property and lived in full time. So, legally and according to zoning laws tiny houses are in a little bit of a limbo as you’d kind of expect with something on the revolutionary side. Many tiny house dwellers are living in their houses constantly worrying about the bylaw enforcement officer having a bad day and asking them to pick up and leave town…

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This Country Needs More Gun Control

So far this year, there have been 1,377 people who’ve been shot and killed in this country. A further 2,237 people have been injured due to gun violence.

So far this year – we’re only a month and a half into 2015 – 264 kids (ages 0-17) have been killed or injured due to gun violence.

In 2014, more than 12,000 people lost their lives due to gun violence. Almost three thousand kids under the age of 18 were either killed or injured by a gun.

Here’s a thought experiment for all you pro-gun imbeciles out there. If there was a child in front of you about to be killed, and you were given the choice of letting the child die, or never touching a gun again – which would you choose?

Every time you buy a gun or fire a gun, you’re making this very choice. You’re making this exact decision – and you’re choosing your love of weapons – a hobby – over the lives of thousands of kids who get gunned down in the street every single year.

I’ve heard all of your sorry arguments.
• “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

• “The Constitution guarantees Americans the right to bear arms.”

• “Most gun owners are responsible people. It’s the illegal gun trade in the inner cities that’s the real problem.”

• “Gun owners largely use their firearms for hunting and target shooting.”

You know what I say to all that? Its utter hogwash (I replaced this word to avoid offending any readers – the original word was far ruder) I’ll tell you exactly why.

• Yes – guns don’t’ kill people, people kill people. Nuclear weapons don’t kill people – people kill people. And yet, shockingly, every sensible person on the planet agrees that we need to stem nuclear proliferation. You know why? Because Nuclear Weapons make it much easier to kill people. Guns make it much easier to kill people, and they are solely designed as weapons – it’s not like a knife, which can be a tool. Nope. Guns are solely and purposefully designed to be weapons – to injure or to kill people or animals. That’s the entire reason they exist.

• Yes, the 2nd amendment guarantees Americans the right to bear arms. You know what else the original constitution said? Slaves (African Americans) were to be counted as three fifths of a person for the purposes of the national census. The constitution is close to 300 years old. When it was drafted, people were using muskets. How about this – let’s legalize muskets, and make every other kind of firearm illegal. If you want to talk about the ‘intentions of the founding fathers’, then let’s go all the way. When they drafted the constitution, ‘arms’ basically meant muskets and pistols that took 30 seconds to load.

• This is irrelevant. The fact is, there are enough irresponsible gun owners (legal or illegal) out there that there are tens of thousands of people dying from gun violence each and every year. Because guns are legal, even the pettiest, smallest confrontations or arguments can escalate into a life threatening situation. Policemen and women are constantly worried about people being armed and dangerous, which in turns makes them more likely to shoot someone accidentally. Guns are killing people. I don’t want to hear how responsible you are.

• You want to go hunting? There are other ways to do that. Buy a bow. Here’s a goddamn guide for you – so you can go and choose an appropriate hunting weapon that won’t also be used to gun kids down in the streets. You know how you can pay for a bow? Go sell your guns back to the government and make everybody in your neighborhood a lot safer. Many major cities have gun buyback programs. Just like that, I’ve solved this idiotic ‘I need to go hunting’ excuse.

In the short time it took you to read this article, it’s extremely likely that another person has died or been severely injured due to gun violence. The politics in this country are beyond dysfunctional – politicians on both sides of the aisle are far too afraid of the gun lobby change the situation. But you can make a choice right now not to perpetuate this madness.

Let’s work together to put a stop to gun violence.

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Are employees suffering because of UK Government legislation?

Company and business owners need to always communicate with the people who work for them or to those who represent them regarding their health benefit issues. There are some sources being disseminated by the UK Government about how to comply with the UK employment law. Part of the information that these company owners must know include how to communicate with the employees regarding the aforementioned employees situations and what are the steps that the employers can take.

Employment solicitors state that the two areas that business owners must take up with their workers and employees are: the amended Health and Safety regulation of 1996 and the amended Safety Committees Regulations and Safety Representatives of 1977.Both of these should be implemented in most business and commercial establishments in the UK. For those businesses that have duly recognized unions, these labour unions must be established for the main purpose of collective bargaining for the benefit of the employees. For business establishments, the 1977 Safety Committees Regulations and Safety Representatives must be established. However, for companies that do not have employee unions, or have unions that the employer does not recognize, then the Health and Safety Regulation of 1996 should be observed.

These regulations are implemented in color-coded forms that would help the employers choose the features applicable to their businesses. With the two given regulations, a business owner can only choose one or the other and the choice will depend on the above-mentioned arrangements and presence of labour unions.

Employers are allowed to study both regulations thoroughly. In case the business owner has an existing arrangement for an ongoing consultation on a certain regulation, the business owner is no longer required to consult for other arrangements. However, a regular perusal and review of the Health and Safety Law must be performed by the business owner himself just to assure themselves that the employee is still with them. The term Health and Safety representative applies to the two regulations of labour mentioned above.

Continuous communication with employees and addressing their employment concerns could prove beneficial in the employees’ performance and thus would benefit the company and its owner in the end as what the Advisory, Coalition and Arbitration Service (ACAS) states in their website The last thing any employer wants is an accident at work claim or any sort of legal proceedings against them.

These usually positive results in productivity within business establishments that have a reliable set of labourers and employees, involved safety and health. They show a lot of progress in terms of quality of work. In addition the efficiency rating tends to go higher. These employees have shown that they are motivated to perform their duties on a daily basis.

What regular communication can do

Some positive results that regular communication with employees yield are varied and result in the place of work improving to become a safe and healthy place to be in as the employees themselves can give their evaluation of the workplace. It also yields in more knowledge on the part of the employees based on what professionals have taught them.

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Avoiding Blood Diamonds

How many of you have seen the film Blood Diamond? You probably left the film thinking ‘That’s an awful situation’, and then promptly forgot about the issue in a few short hours. But the problem of blood diamonds is an ongoing one, despite concerted efforts to fight it (mainly by international organizations like the UN or charities like Global Witness).

Solving the problem of conflict diamonds is a complex and difficult one, but it’s a problem that definitely needs to be solved. According to National Geographic, more than four million deaths can be linked to conflict diamonds. These diamonds have funded wars in Angola, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo). To this day, these diamonds are responsible for propping up the finances of warlords in the Ivory Coast and other countries in Africa.

The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme was approved by the UN in 2002 – this scheme was created to try and curb the trade of conflict diamonds as well as help stabilize the affected regions. While it has helped to some extent, many people feel that this scheme has failed to effectively curtail the flow of blood diamonds – rather, it has given those who sell the diamonds a way to sell them legally. Because corruption is rife in many of these countries, it is apparently not difficult for a producer of conflict diamonds to bribe an official in order to secure the paperwork necessary for KPCS certification. Once the diamonds are certified, they can then be legally sold. That’s why, even today, you can’t ever really tell if a diamond is truly conflict free or not.

So, how do we solve this problem? The truth is, this is a problem of economics – as long as there is a high demand for diamonds, the criminals and warlords who are in the places where diamonds can be mined will be able to profit by supplying for this demand.

The real way to curb the trade in conflict diamonds is to lower the demand – and each one of us can help achieve this goal as consumers. The next time you’re buying a piece of jewelry for a loved one – rather than choosing a diamond, go with another type of gemstone. Rubies, Emeralds, and Sapphires are all popular choices. While nobody can say for sure that colored gemstones don’t come from conflict zones, it’s much less likely that you’ll end up with a ‘blood emerald’ than a blood diamond. This is due to simple economics – most of the more valuable colored gemstones are in fact rarer than diamonds, and at the same time cost less – this basically means that the warlords who’re peddling blood diamonds have much less incentive to do the same with other gemstones, because their profit margins will be lower. Also, because the colored gemstones are often rarer than diamonds, they come from far fewer sources – and hence are typically easier to trace back to their origins. Historically, there are also far fewer examples of colored gemstones being used to fund conflicts.

Many socially conscious people are switching away from diamonds to colored gemstones. Not only are they probably more ethical, they’re also typically more affordable, and there’s a much greater variety available. If you’re looking to buy jewelry for a loved one or if you’re planning to pop the big question and you need a ring, I implore you to forgo the ‘traditional’ (and frankly, boring) option and go with something more exotic, more exciting, and more ethical. If you’re not sure how to choose, you can use this site as a guide. They cover gemstones by color and group, and there’s also a handy infographic with a lot of more unique options.

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Free Gym Memberships for Anyone Under 21-Years-Old

During the election period the government often releases new concepts to the public in order to get feedback, and the long-term strategy is to get more votes in the next election.

The way this process works is a party member will draft a concept that is aimed at giving the public something beneficial if they vote to keep the current party in power. Once the party’s position is secured, they then tend to drop the concept and give an excuse that it wasn’t viable or funding for the project has now been spent on another more-important priority.

In light of this, I have recently been searching the Internet to see what concepts were published that never received funding, but should be looked at again or at least taken more seriously. One such idea is free gym memberships for people in the community under the age of 21.

I feel this concept has been overlooked and, if implemented, could offer a range of positive benefits not only to the youth, but also the entire community. A number of knock-on effects happen when the youth of a community doesn’t have a purpose, and I will use my own community as an example.

During the time period 1999 to 2004

Crimes committed by someone under the age of 21
Vandalism 19%
Car theft 6%
Burglary 11%
Muggings 5%
Drug crime 21%

Drug addiction rates by someone under the age of 21

Heroin 1%
Cocaine 4%
Marijuana 12%
Amphetamines 2%

Crime and Drug related deaths by someone under the age of 21

5 people/children

During the time period 2005 to 2010

Crimes committed by someone under the age of 21
Vandalism 41%
Car theft 32%
Burglary 12%
Muggings 8%
Drug crime 28%

Drug addiction rates by someone under the age of 21

Heroin 1%
Cocaine 4%
Marijuana 37%
Amphetamines 21%

Crime and Drug related deaths by someone under the age of 21

15 people/children

In 1997 the same area had similar stats to 2010: high crime, drug issues and the crime/drug related deaths where even worse, at 56. The government at the time decided to build four community centers with free memberships for anyone under the age of 21.

As you can see, there was a dramatic difference in the stats only two years later, with crime and drug rates at an all-time low. No one thought it was anything to do with the community centers. All the credit was given to the police.

In 2004 three of the community centers lost funding and closed. In 2006 the last center closed and the statistics started to rise again.

The heart of the community center was fitness and sports, including a gym, weight lifting equipment, spa, AstroTurf, game room, community hall, dance studio and recreation area. The government doesn’t need to build new community centers, but the benefits of paying for anyone under the age of 21 to have access to a gym, fitness center or a sports facility would save money in the community in the long term.

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Will New York Legalize Recreational Marijuana Before The End Of 2015

Is it possible, Legal Marijuana in NYC? is this money talking?

The next legislative meeting should be interesting. New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D) is planning to reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. A bill that seeks to legalize for general use through out the state. She is hoping to jump in while the recent medical marijuana laws are still hot.

Krueger has been a representative for Manhattan for over a decade. She has also added and help pass many laws that have gradually changed NY’s cold hearted business mentality. Driving laws into a more compassionate area.

Her bill will be molded mainly on Colorado’s and Washington’s recent legalization laws. A push for regulation and taxation can only benefit the states interests and improve our economy. Not only will NY start to see the boosts in tax revenue but also an expected drop in crime. A lot of New Yorkers are getting fined or locked up for an other wise non violent crime.

This is costing the states hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. It is also ruining the lives of those incarcerated. Creating a criminal record for individuals that have no prior arrests and no malicious intents. If NY can’t change, it will end up engulfing its self with in its own criminal system.

We can see that NY is slowly drifting towards legalization. With the passing of medical marijuana and the very recent decriminalization of 25grams or less of pot. Fully legalizing MJ for recreational use may still be a big jump for most New Yorker’s, but Krueger thinks they are ready, and she might be right.

Unfortunately NY is not a “referendum” state. A referendum state means that if a measure gets past through the legislature and then becomes law. It will almost immediately become effective, with out the required votes from New Yorkers. So the case here may be dragged out, if it makes it through the legislation, The other thing is that only 50.1 percent of voters are needed to pass the bill. A past poll of those for the legalization of pot was over 70 percent , making this a shoe in.

A study conducted in 2013 revealed that somewhere around 12.5 percent of NY residents have smoked weed illegal. That’s 1 out of every 8 and since the population is over 8 million that makes about 1 million. That’s a ton of tax dollars that could have done the state some good. NYC can’t afford not to get on the legalization band wagon, most of the population is already engaging in marijuana use and exchanging cash. Why can’t the state get a piece.

There is also the benefit of removing the criminal element. No longer will the money be used to finance illegal activity and drug trafficker. It may also increase the employment rate. If we were to use Colorado as an example. We would see a massive jump from this new industry.

A poll taken by, a site that rates and promotes drug detoxifying drinks, pills and methods. Has uncovered a real underground community of not only NY residents but Americans in general that hide their pot use. Theses individuals have hid their tracks with these products for years. Maybe its time they get out the closet.

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Free Health Care? Good or Bad?

Let me begin by saying that this article is only my opinion. I understand that this is a touchy subject for many, and something of a political football that has been being kicked around for the last few years. It’s surprising to me sometimes, once ideas get caught in the spotlight of the US political system, all the stakes get so high, and often much of the thoughtfulness and reason that should go into an informed, mature debate go right out the window. This has certainly been the case with the Affordable Care Act and the website. So if free health care the right of the people and the duty or the state, or is it simply another way big government can creep into our lives and trick more people into state reliance?

Well, I am going to argue that it is the former. I believe it is the duty of the government to protect and look after its people. We are living in a time of unparalled inequality and there are so many across this land living in poverty, or in the ever-expanding section known as ‘the working poor’. Too many people work hard every day of their lives for years, just to have it all blown away by medical bills. There are countless, heartbreaking stories of this.

To get an idea of what free health care might look like in a western country, we need look no further than our politer cousins across the sea in the United Kingdom. Interestingly enough, they are having a similar debate in their country at the moment, as the government is being accused of stealthily trying to privatise their national health service (NHS) piece by piece. But for the time being, there is still a health service that is mostly free at point of service. Currently these reforms do not apply to Scotland, so we may get a purer idea of what we are looking for there. Everyone, regardless of wealth, religion, gender, sexuality, disability or anything is entitled to free medical care (Health Scotland) and free dental care (Dentist Edinburgh). Speak to any American ex-pat living in the UK who has gone through any serious health issue and they will tell you they got the best possible treatment, free of charge – treatment that would have bankrupt them for life if they lived in the US, and happened to have no insurance at the time they fell ill.

And yet there is around half of the country who are dead opposed to free health care in the US. One of the big arguments against it is that it will cost the state too much. It is important to note that the system being introduced in America is very different to the UK option, rather than free health care people are being offered affordable health insurance that is still often administered by private companies, but some of the overarching values are the same. But the truth is that the Affordable Care Act is reducing national health care costs. Read here for more!

Anyway, these are just one man’s initial thoughts on affordable health care. Enough to start a debate I hope, so please add your comments below!

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Family Fun 5 Mile Charity Walk

We regularly post about news from around our community and on many occasions the message is not so great with various reasons for people suffering. For today’s post I would like to change the tune a little and tell you about my experience with one of this year’s most successful charity events that raised huge sums of money for the most in need.

I first heard about the event back in April when one of the homeless shelters and soup kitchen’s got together to organize it. They knew that the winter months are always the most challenging for those without shelter and from a psychological point of view the Christmas holiday period is very tough.

Tom and Samantha basically wanted to create an event that would raise money but also awareness in the community about a group of people that largely go unnoticed and uncared for. They brought their idea to local politicians and considering the small amount of investment it was immediately accepted.

The idea was a family fun day where everyone in the community was invited on a 5 mile walk. The important part was that this would not be in the warm summer months but rather during the onset of winter. The message was simple. Walking 5 miles in freezing conditions is simple; now imagine this is your life.

The turnout and support from the community was immense. Local politicians had organized support from the police and fire departments and our beloved park became the start and finishing point. Hundreds of people turned up registered and unregistered with tens of thousands of Dollars raised. The money raised was enough to keep the shelter and soup kitchen running into spring time, which they haven’t been able to achieve for many years.

To give you an idea of the dedication of the people in this great community, I saw entire families including my dear neighbors with their 6 month old twins. They managed to come thanks to the best double stroller I have ever seen. And they were not the only ones with children and baby strollers. Dozens of families turned up with their kids for a whole day out to meet old and new friends.

Sports teams turned up in full gear with their supporting cheer leaders making it a spectacle of an event, despite the freezing conditions. It was also a great boost to the many local businesses that made sure that hot and cold refreshments were at hand and plenty of food available too.

I have to give all credit to the two organizers and all the supporting services and donations. Through simple communication and cooperation between charities, local businesses and the town council a great event was set up that will hopefully be repeated for years to come. And the best part is that it made charitable giving a pleasurable affair with nobody being hassled into donating. It just simply happened. And those unfortunate to be without shelter this winter will be able to enjoy some level of comfort and support.

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Housing Infrastructure Advances Brings Communities into New Millennium

Infrastructures in general are systems that support local communities, regions or even countries. They can include water and sewer systems, rail networks and roads, power and gas grids. In this article we are looking deeper into the local infrastructure and how advancements in plumbing can help local communities flourish.

In general the infrastructure of the US has room for improvement. If we follow the adage given us by Hillary Clinton, taken from an African proverb, “it takes a village” we know that small steps do indeed lead to large accomplishments. Some of these small steps are improvements to the way homes are built in the systems of Habitat for Humanity and the local housing authorities. Generally, these low cost homes are specifically built for low to no income families, the elderly, or disabled. These homes are meant to supply a person’s basic needs and for the most part this is done very well.

Some improvements to the way these homes are built could help with not only health issues but also environmental issues. If we only look at one system for example, water systems, there are many ways to improve people’s quality of life and improve the community as a whole.
Installing energy efficient appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines is a great start. Energy efficient tankless water heaters can save both water and energy, making them a valuable asset for any home that is on a fixed budget. Tankless heaters save energy by only heating water when a tap is turned on, they last longer than tank heaters and when they are disposed of they take up far less space in our dumps than tank heaters do.

Another bit of equipment that many homes could benefit from is a water softener. They pull harmful minerals out of the water supply. These minerals can decrease the life span of hot water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines by clogging up the water lines over time with a hard build-up of calcium and magnesium. These minerals are also hard on the clothes, skin and hair. It is easy to research some of the advantages of water softeners by reading articles and reviews available online.

Furthermore, by adding a reverse osmosis water filter system to homes we will provide health benefits to the people living there. RO units use a series of filters to remove harmful contaminants from the water supply. Many homes have poor water, whether it is from a well or from a municipal system. Most water today is not pure and could benefit from additional filtration. Reverse Osmosis units are relatively inexpensive to install and work via gravity so they are easy to keep running, requiring only occasional filter changes to keep them in top condition. Most RO units work the same so learning about which brands are best is key to installing a quality unit on the front end.

As you can see there are many small upgrades that could be done to improve a community’s quality of life as well as improve the quality of the infrastructure on a much more localized level.

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