Ask John Paul
Q: How can I incorporate green technology into my business?
A: Let me begin my answer with another question: how many schoolteachers does it take to change a light bulb? I don’t know, but if it’s not changed during class, it will be added to the homework! Seriously, though, light bulbs are a great example of green technology that’s easy to use. Replacing your current light bulbs to high efficiency bulbs makes business sense because they last longer and use less energy–and that makes them better for the earth, too! “Green” technology is the wave of the present–and the future. Using some very simple strategies not only helps you protect the earth, but saves money as well. Tell me your bright idea!
John Paul Pigéon is a 12-year-old financial guru from Fort Worth, Texas. Visit his Web site athttp://www.johnpaulpigeon.com. Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be selected for our next newsletter!
Fast Fact Answer
Henry Ford believed that future fuels would be made from plant sources and experimented with renewable materials. Crates used for shipping the Model A truck could be disassembled and used as the vehicle’s floorboards. In 1941, he even built a car made of plastic stiffened with plant fibers.
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