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Lower 9th Ward: March 2006

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    These are stills captured from video shot March 2006 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

Lower 9th Ward: August 2006

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    These are photos and stills captured from video taken August 2006 of the Lower 9th Ward specifically the area between N. Claiborne, Florida Ave, Tupelo and Tennessee.

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November 18, 2009

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Be great if it could also cover part of costs for rainwater harvesting systems for those in drought prone areas.

I like the idea both in the article and VirgoTex.

Also, I question the homebuyer's credit as it only applies to getting people into mortgages and does nothing for folks who are already struggling in a mortgage. Giving a homeowner's tax credit to all seems a better way to go.

However, the retrofit credit is even better. Puts people to work improving what is there. Stimulates "green" projects. etc. (And the current energy credits are already showing this as a good start).

i wouldn't mind paying people to pick up trash.

In addition to rehab, there's no reason every house in the south shouldn't have a solar array on its roof. Develop a modular, standardized set of panels and interface to the home's electrical system, maybe a storage device, and give them away to homeowners. Let the homeowner pay for installation (or some combination). Law already exists saying power companies must accept and credit for the power generated. This is a no-brainer and kills so many birds with but one stone.

we have a perfect flat spot and many angles on our roof.

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