THE ECO-BLUES: Oil Disaster in the Gulf Expected to have Lasting Effects on Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard
As the oil from the April 20th Oil Rig explosion continues to both flow into the gulf from the sea floor and wash ashore, the magnitude of the possible long term effects is beginning to reveal itself. Louisiana was the first state to really be impacted but the oil is now spreading east and is expected to reach the Florida panhandle soon.
Now, experts are projecting much of the oil to make its way around the southern tip of Florida and move up the entire eastern U.S. Coast. This would be catastrophic to industries like tourism and fishing, not to mention what it means for the ecosystm in general (link to article below). There is another, far more dangerous prospect that many people may not be thinking about – the contamination of water supplies.
As the oil washes up on land and seeps into the ground, will it contaminate aquifers? Will it shut down power? Will people be without water? What kinds of threats will the infrastructure of nearby areas be under? Will evacuations be necessary? What would the consequences of another hurricane like Katrina be if it passed over huge amounts of oil before coming ashore? Could it rain oil?
Thomas Ryan Ward, Director of Education for Eco-Blue has been a “Water Warrior” for many years and getting people “off the grid” is one of his passions. With this amazing technology at their disposal, Ward envisions a scenario in which Eco-Blue can save lives in the event of disasters such as the one that occurred in the Gulf. Human beings can live two weeks without food but can barely make it two days without water. During an emergency, water is an immediate need.
Eco-Blue is a company that has come up with an innovative and revolutionary solution to such problems, caused by unexpected and unforeseen disasters like the one that happened in the Gulf. Being billed as “Katrina II”, this explosion may wreak many consequences along the U.S. Gulf Coast similar to what was seen after the 2005 hurricane devastated New Orleans.
Eco-Blue actually has the ability to create drinking water from air, without relying on the infrastructure of a water plant, for example. Oil getting into rivers and other water supplies can greatly inhibit the delivery of water to consumers. What if you were able to get your water from the air and then have it run to a filtration process? The future is now and the need has never been greater.
It's times like these that remind us that advances in technology can never stop.
Call Special Guests today to start the dialogue on a serious threat that may only be starting to rear its ugly head by affecting a major metropolitan area this past weekend.
Schedule an interview with Ward and get ready to hear how an individual household can produce, daily, eight gallons of its own clean drinking water literally out of thin air.
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ABOUT THOMAS RYAN WARD..
Director of Education with EcoBlue
Ryan has been a "Water Warrior" for several years now, a passion that began in his youth as a Boy Scout fostered by his father who was one of Pennsylvania's foremost experts on water shed land, reservoir conservation, and protection against pollution. A consummate traveler and outdoors-man, Ryan has traveled Europe, Canada, and Central America. It was during an excursion to Costa Rica that he learned about that countries rampant water concerns and began finding new ways to conserve and filter
water to optimal freshness - he came upon Ecoloblue Life and Energy. In time, he became Ecoloblues' Director of Education, informing those he meets and those with a similar passion for discovering optimal, pure, ecological, innovative and resourceful ways to "lead the Water Solution Revolution".
About EcoloBlue™ Life & Energy: The company offers a sustainable product line that includes solar, wind, water and biodegradable plastics - with a major emphasis on renewable water filtration, purification and delivery.
Flagship Product: The EcoloBlue 30™ is a sleek, state-of-the-art atmospheric water generator that eliminates reliance on municipal water systems, well water or any other standard water source. Air is the
only water source required for the EcoloBlue 30™. Once it pulls humidity out of the air, it filters and purifies the water. The EcoloBlue 30™ sustainably delivers a continuous supply of delicious, 99.9% pure water quietly, energy efficiently, without plastic bottles.
Education and Affiliations:
BSA NEPA Division, Life Scout/Assistant Scout Master Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania Bachelors of Arts, Fordham University, New York City, New York (Further Arts Education) Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Former careers and positions held:
Assistant to various Broadway Producers, NYC 1996-2000
Education Leader/Project Development, New 42nd Street Theatre & The New Victory Theatre, NYC
Lead CS Educator - Natural Awakenings Magazine
VSA Arts/Kennedy Center, Traveling Arts Educator
Artist in Residence for various projects and districts- Florida, New York and South Carolina
GSA, VSA & NYFSA granted playwright/director fellowship 2007 - present
GREEN SEAL REALTY, Tamarindo, COSTA RICA, Director of Educational Marketing
Outland Winnebago, (Nature/Adventure Leader), Fayette, Maine
Languages: Fluent in English; conversational Spanish and French
HENRI TIELEMAN AND WAYNE FERREIRA:
Henri-James Tieleman and Wayne Ferreira formed EcoloBlue Life and Energy in 2007. These partners bring world-class experience to this effort. Henri-James Tieleman has been involved in textile and telecommunications start-ups. His exceptional educational background at Harvard, Fudan Universities and fluency in multiple languages are tools used in this new international enterprise. Wayne Ferreira’s history as a professional tennis player and Olympic medal winner brings practical world experience to EcoloBlue Life & Energy business development.