Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dennis Weaver Gone But His Ecolonomics Live On

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dennis Weaver is best known for his acting on shows like Gentle Ben and Gunsmoke, but his lasting legacy may be something called “ecolonomics.”

Weaver, who died from cancer on Friday (Feb. 24) at the age of 81, was a pioneering environmentalist and coined the term “ecolonomics” to describe products that build a strong economy and healthy environment by achieving sustainability.

He put his money where his house was by building something called the “Ecolonomics Yoga and Health Center” in Taos, New Mexico, which not only used sun and wind-generated power but included walls created from recycled tires filled with dirt.

Weaver also built a home in Ridgway, Colorado, that was worth millions of dollars but only had a $50 monthly electric bill thanks in part to solar panels and because it was insulated with old aluminum cans.

Although Weaver is no longer around to promote ecolonomics, his work remains relevant and can be accessed at www.ecosensesolutions.com.

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