Want to Cut Heating Costs? Use the Horse, of Course!

horsep.jpgThe Manchester, UK police department has turned to an interesting source to cut their heating bill: Their large stable of police horses and the, ahem, waste they produce. The idea is to turn the waste into bricks and burn them in a furnace inside the police station. Interestingly enough, this is a fairly ancient technique that was also used by settlers traversing the great plains and is apparantly quite effective. The Manchester Police are not quite sure how much they’ll save, but are confident that the system will “pay for itself”.
(as reported on Sustainablog)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.