Omer Learning: Day 39: Improving our Environment

The Count

Tonight we count the following day of the Omer:

Today is 39 days, which is 5 weeks and 4 days of the Omer

See: The blessings and procedure for counting the Omer.

Today’s Learning

The topic of today’s learning is Improving our Environment. It was contributed by Sue.

For six years, I’ve been the director for geothermal technologies at the Department of Energy. Geothermal is a resource that can provide power production and heating/cooling. Communities like Arlington can look into using networked geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool houses, schools, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings.

Geothermal heating and cooling is 24/7, carbon-free, and resilient. Although the upfront cost of installing geothermal can be high, the benefits are extraordinary, and there are tax incentives that can help. More information on geothermal can be found at my office’s strategic documents ( and and at the website for the Geothermal Exchange Organization (

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