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After combing the web for a good green reason to post a blog on May 5, 2010…we didn’t have to go far before we found Super Eco – a fun, lively and practical web portal for going green.  You should check them out and recommend the site if you like what you see as we do…meanwhile…we are going to make recipe for our own little celebration today in order to satisfy our watering mouths!

Super Eco Mission

Super Eco is the website for people who want to live more environmentally conscious lives but may not know where to begin, as well as for those tracking breaking news and trends. Super Eco contextualizes research and how-to articles within stories and news so that information about dishwashers, or compost bins, or Al Gore, or global warming, or hybrid vehicles are presented in a fresh, exciting, high energy and helpful manner. Super Eco promotes less worry and more wonder.



As of today, this is a cluster —-, with no clear explanation and NO END IN SIGHT.  It’s STILL gushing oil and way more than we are being told.

Here’s what we know – the failsafe did not work as expected.  The rig blew up and has now caused hundreds of fishermen to lose work and livelihood.  Billions of wasted dollars and man hours and God only knows the toll to the entire food chain.

BP owns the rig and contracted Halliburton to manage some work on the rig, and some 20 hours after completion the single greatest man-made natural disaster in history was started by a huge explosion at the base of the rig.  Too far down for humans to dive and too tricky for robot submarines to be effective.  Of course, we cannot confirm most of this.  We cannot even confirm the extent of the leak.  We know that BP put out estimates of the rig leaking 1000 barrels of oil per day.  Those estimates were immediately revised ONLY AFTER pressure from SkyTruth, which called BS immediately.  BP revised the number to 5000 barrels per day and that number is very, very likely also extremely minimized.   As evidence for that, note that a February 2009 impact analysis filed with the Feds by BP claimed that an uncontrolled blowout of this very rig would spew 6.8 million gallons of oil daily.  This rig can only be classified as an uncontrolled blowout at this point, so…if


1 barrel of oil = 42 US gallons

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then that’s about 161,905 barrels of oil – DAILY….and even the most anybody knows that’s a lot more than 5000 barrels { actually it’s 156,905 barrels more than 5,000 }.

Here’s what else we know…any attempt by conservation groups to point fingers at Halliburton, BP or any other oil concern will be minimized and retorted as conservation groups attempting to blockade future oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.  Conservative media has already prepared their listeners to look out for this very thing.  We once again find ourselves being manipulated by some of the companies involved in this disaster and the conservative political machine is minimimizing the event while we { all of us } get pummelled in the process.   The liberals aren’t doing any better, mind you…as they have completely failed to produce meaningful policy around energy efficiency and renewable energy and the administration readily admits that it did not react quickly enough.

Here’s the message that is consistently being delivered throughout media today:  Don’t worry, there is no disruption of the oil flow to America consumers.  What?  Are you serious?  It begs the question – if there is no disruption of the flow of oil to American consumers, was this rig ever that necessary in the first place?  Oh…it’s just one of many, you say?  One of many that also don’t have adequate failsafe measures in place?  One of many oil rigs that are potential disasters beyond this one?  WAKE UP, AMERICA!  You’ve been had, again.

There are currently – as of today – 26 Federal lawsuits filed by commercial fisherman, resorts, property owners and others.  They will likely all be settled out of court, we are told.

I for one have a father who was killed on a classified assignment in the middle east – over oil – so it’s very personal to me.  He was expendable and so are you.  So were our fallen soldiers killed in Iraq.  Link to body count here to see where we really are on body count and remember that it is all over OIL.  Make sure to note that General Tommy Franks says that “we don’t do body counts” but I guaran-damn-tee you that they count barrels of oil in Iraq

Closer to home, though, this oil rig disaster has already taken lives, crushed families, damaged deepwater ecosystems and shattered dreams and livelihoods.  It’s going to be hard for us to recover anytime soon – bank on it.  What frustrates me most are all the lies and attempts of plausible deniability.  It’s always the same in situations like this – fingers get pointed and culpability is never acttually established.  We pay – and usually, the antagonists get even wealthier by direct and indirect means.

Meanwhile – the throttle is wide open and the oil is no more fettered today than the day the explosion happened – April 20 – 13 days ago!  They don’t know how to stop it.  THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO STOP IT!!!  So where’s the truth of it all?  Round and round and round it goes…i assure you…where it stops NOBODY knows.


in a world gone mad, from ever good to ever bad we should judge ourselves by what we do, not by what we wish we had – jeff cole

monsanto has done a lot…a lot of evil things…they should be stopped and the only way to stop them is by not buying their products.  however, unless you grow all of your own food you simply have no choice but to eat what monsanto serves you.  monsanto…you’ve gotten worse with age and you are so bad that i won’t even capitalize the “m” in your name.  in fact, i am so on to you and your antics that at the very least i will protest by not capitalizing a single word i devote to fighting you.

looking back on american culture over the last 20 years i have never been more disgusted in my life than i was wednesday night when i watched the pbs program food, inc.  i strongly recommend the video for everybody.  take a look at how big agriculture is monopolizing and bullying the american farmer while co-opting you and me.  look at the worst offender of them all – monsanto.  these guys won’t even let farmers save their own seed for future crops!  they literally pillage and plunder their way across america to the extent that 90% of all soy products are proudly brought to you by the makers of agent orange – the bio-weapon used by the military after even being tested on our military.  and monsanto crops are literally all genetically modified so they become sterilized and unusable for reproducing.  i don’t know how you feel about this, but i am outraged that i can hardly buy a soy based product without the lingering understanding that i am supporting the evil empire of monsanto.

i care for you and i care for your family and that’s why i am doing what i can to sound the alarm regarding monsanto.

don’t take the position of simply blaming the company, though…it’s too easy to blame a company when the real outrage needs to be focused on the people who run the company and profit by its unweildy ways.  the same way that markets are comprised of people, look at the people within monsanto – look at their top brass and follow the money trail. you will find clear ties to leaders of both political parties.  it is little known that monsanto gives millions of dollars to both of our corrupt political parties because they don’t care who wins or loses an election so long as whoever wins will be beholden to them.  for those of you who are less than politicized and don’t follow me…get your head out of the sand and make a commitment as a local change agent in your hometown.  you can make a difference if you but try.

first step – boycott monsanto.  send a link to this blog to your entire e-mail contact list.  show them you won’t stand for their immorality.  vote with your wallet – and say good bye to the cruel world they have created for you as they stuff your face full of genetically altered french fries.

shame on you, monsanto…you are this earth day’s favorite villain – just as you have been for 15 years in a row.   oh…if archer daniels midland could see you now…they’d be proud…real proud.





Maniacal, diabolical and monopolipal –


Remember:  You’ve got to be trusted by the people that you lie to, so that when they turn their backs on you…you get the chance to put the knife in (pink floyd) – be careful whom you trust.  keep your head up high, walk tall and carry a very big stick.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that mortgagegreen, inc., the country’s first green mortgage company, has joined the myEnergyLoan Green Lending Network. 

Tomek Rondio, President at mortgagegreen inc., and I have been friendly competitors for years and we have done a ton of work together.  Last week, Tomek and his national sales manger in North Carolina, Patrick Emerson, decided to join the myEnergyLoan network of green lenders.  Their clients will realize significant benefits that include custom marketing materials, loan referrals and strong support from the other members in the myEnergyLoan Green Lending Network.  Most importantly, however, their clients are going to be benefitting because mortgagegreen inc. is going to be providing a myEnergyLoan Efficiency Credit for all of the green loans that they write for their clients.

Welcome Aboard!  Please send them your warmest welcome and support their business by rewarding them with yours.  In California and North Carolina, mortgagegreen, Inc., is prepared to serve your myEnergyLoan needs.  Work with them and you will be impressed!



Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:04:23 -0700 PDT
by Aria Munro

AVENTURA, Fla. — Green residential mortgage lending network myEnergyLoan founder and president Jeff Cole will present “Green Lending – Financing the Shift” as a sponsor of 2009 Virtual Mortgage Tradeshow ( on October 8, 2009. is the first mortgage industry-sponsored virtual tradeshow, conference and educational content event being conducted October 7 – 8, just days before the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual conference.

Launched in 2005, myEnergyLoan is a network of lenders and mortgage brokers that come together as a network of fair financial service providers to get green done, today. myEnergyLoan provides green real estate buyers and investors benefits including: funds to make energy efficient upgrades; an efficiency credit to reduce closing costs; the opportunity to lower borrower’s long term interest rate; reduced monthly utility bills; a myEnergyLoan Efficiency Credit certificate validation; and a trained network of lenders.

“The virtual tradeshow value proposition is absolutely congruent with the mission of myEnergyLoan, which is considered ‘Deep Green’ by its clients and investors,” said myEnergyLoan president Jeff Cole. “The virtual tradeshow option is the ultimate example of location efficiency and sponsorship of this event provides us with the opportunity to practically support our core values of sustainable enterprise.”

“Not only does a virtual environment save gas, expense and the excruciating hassle of travel, but its web-based platform ensures that the format and content lingers, extending the value of participation well beyond the two-day event,” he added offers mortgage professionals from wholesale and retail originators and loan officers, loan processors and back office personnel, executives and owners, to mortgage technology and services vendors the opportunity to congregate via an Internet portal, eliminating costly travel and lodging expenses, while ensuring a concentrated and productive educational experience.

“myEnergyLoan fits the profile of an ideal early adopter of the virtual tradeshow environment because of its focus on financing low-impact, energy-conscious residential development and improvement,” said 2009 event director Camilla Dominguez. “Tomorrow’s mortgage industry leaders are tuned in to new, more efficient channels for education, networking and career development, and are sensitive to ‘green initiatives,’ as demonstrated by myEnergyLoan.” 2009 is being held during the mortgage industry’s busiest tradeshow season as an alternative for mortgage professionals making decisions about the best use of travel and education budgets. Through September 15, 2009 attendees pay only $99 for full-access to the two-day event.

About mXpo is an industry-sponsored virtual tradeshow, conference and educational content platform for mortgage professionals including wholesale and retail originators and loan officers, loan processors and back office personnel, executives and owners, and mortgage technology and services vendors.

For information about attending, sponsoring, or exhibiting at 2009 Virtual Tradeshow, contact us at (877) 257.2301.

For information about myEnergyLoan and our green lending market expertise, please contact Jeff Cole, CEO, myEnergyLoan LLC, at 404-771-2106

Green for Green

Green for Green


We are delighted to have been a major part of Anna Prior’s 8/24/2009 personal property article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Green for Green.”  Anna sourced us extensively and we applaud yesterday’s piece as it provides a solid primer for the green real estate finance programs that exist today.  While far from comprehensive, this piece is a must read for all parties interested in Energy Efficient Mortgage and Green Real Estate Investment. 

myEnergyLoan is discussed in the Cutting Your Rate section of the article and is clearly the most innovative and authentic incentive program listed in the article.  As our readers know, is the leading website and clearinghouse for the EEM, the EIM and green real estate financing in general.


Below is a link to the newest article by a Member of the Institute of Green Professionals, Bjorn Lomborg.

This article has just been published in Esquire Magazine 

Mr. Gore, Your Solution to Global Warming is Wrong… here is the link

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