So, what is "Eco-friendly"?
- Planning of lot lines to not cross wooded areas
- Low density development
- Sensitivity to water-shed areas
- Protecting existing natural elements
- Utilization of clean, renewable energy
- Self contained waste systems
- Recycling and composting
Many developers choose to ignore this process up
front and attempt to make up for it afterword...a
process that rarely works. Planting a few palm trees
can't make up for the scraping of precious woods.
A few facts you should consider about the environment, our continuing dependence
on fossil fuels and what you could do right now;
Switching from just one of your normal light bulbs to a compact fluorescent lamp
(CFL)could save nearly a quarter ton of coal over its lifetime.
India's greenhouse-gas emissions could rise 70% by 2025
China's total electricity demand will rise and estimated 2,600 gigawatt's by 2050,
which is the equivalent of adding four 300-megawatt power plants every week for
the next 45 years.
India's energy consumption rose 208% from 1980 to 2001, even faster than China's,
and nearly half the country still lacks regular access to electricity.
Closer to home, the US is home to less than 5% of Earth's population but produces
25% of the CO2 emissions.
The average American is responsible for 20 times as much C02 emission annually as
the average Indian.
Sources; National Geographic August 2005, Time. April 3, 2006
Regardless of how you choose to invest in Nicaragua,
please try to do so with a conscience.
Developing with the environment in mind.
Being conscious of the landscape and
respecting the fragility of nature.
Using this delicate balance as your guiding
principle while planning your project.
A few examples of these would be;
Long before it became fashionable to be green,
we at Nica Dev were doing our part to protect
the environment and it's resources.
We were not only the first "eco-devlopment" in
Nicaragua, we are still considered the best.
This isn't a"Green wash". We are serious.