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Iver Lofving
  • Male
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • United States
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Link Transition Maine USA

TRANSITION MAINE is a networking site for those interested in exploring and/or implementing the Transition model in their community.
Feb 13, 2011
Iver Lofving and Susan Gleason are now friends
Oct 6, 2010
Iver Lofving commented on Iver Lofving's group 'Transition Skowhegan'
"We are having a movie series at the Skowhegan Public Library. We're starting with Who Killed the Electric Car on Wednesday, October 13th at 7pm. We'll discuss the movie afterwards. Bring your electric cars!"
Oct 6, 2010
Iver Lofving commented on David E Greenwald's group 'Newcomers to Transition'
"I think you have to start with things that are do-able. We are doing a movie and discussion series once a month. We had a more ambitious schedule this summer and it fell apart. Do what you can."
Sep 28, 2010
Iver Lofving commented on Iver Lofving's group 'Transition Skowhegan'
"Activities for April include the following: April 10th Seed Starting at One Drop Farm in Cornville 10-12am April 14th Visioning at the Cooperative Extension 7-8 pm."
Mar 15, 2010
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Transition Skowhegan

Skowhegan,Maine. A transition group focused on issues of community and security.See More
Feb 26, 2010
Iver Lofving joined Les Squires -- Webmaster's group

Nighthawk Traders

There's perhaps no question I'm asked more often than "What about Local Currencies?" So I'm starting a study group on alternative forms of community trading. Register your interest! Soon we will begin building a prototype.See More
Jan 26, 2010
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Tour of Maple Sugaring Operation at Transition Skowhegan

March 13, 2010 from 9am to 12pm
Come and take a tour of Chez Lonndorf maple sugar house with forester John Ackley and Iver Lofving. Bring boots and snowshoes if you have them.
Jan 25, 2010
Iver Lofving commented on bill aal's group 'Resilience, systems thinking and social networks'
"We're starting Transition Skowhegan and I have been thinking about how systems operate at the local level as opposed to the State and Federal levels. I think we'll be the only level functioning soon. We are surrounded by huge areas of…"
Jan 25, 2010
Iver Lofving joined bill aal's group

Resilience, systems thinking and social networks

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Jan 25, 2010
Iver Lofving commented on Iver Lofving's group 'Transition Skowhegan'
"We are planning all sorts of events such as a tour of our maple sugaring operation on March 13th and The Story of Stuff on Feb. 24th. We have an initiating group and are working on awareness raising now."
Jan 23, 2010
Iver Lofving and Jadyn Lopez are now friends
Jan 22, 2010
Iver Lofving left a comment for Sunny Hilliard
"I wonder how long it will all hold up? I've been reading all sorts of things and there are some interesting developments. The price of rice is hitting the level where it gets hoarded now, and the price of silver seems to be bouncing around."
Jan 19, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am involved with Sustain Mid Maine, and have a peak oil group that has been going for more than 5 years. I am aware of Transition, but haven't been able to get to any meetings because the nearest site is an hour and a half away.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am interested in Transition because I see it as the best way to make it to a more sustainable model. I have been interested in Peak Oil for over 10 years now.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I have a solar-electric car and it is a really good way to get people talking about possibilities. Our town may be a good place to start a transition movement in Central Maine.

I have a small maple syrup operation for the past 10 years with a partner here in Skowhegan.
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At 5:42am on November 24, 2009, Tina Clarke said…
Great to meet you, Iver! Thanks for making the trip down to Boston. I look forward to hearing more about what you and Alastair cook up!
Warm Regards,
At 3:04pm on October 21, 2009, Titanic Lifeboat Academy said…
What an inspiring video, Iver! Maple syruping always seemed so "Currier & Ives" and quintessential to the Northeast. Glad you are keeping up traditions in a sustainable way.

Thanks for your comments regarding the "Titanic" and "Lifeboat" concepts. Yes, we agree it's an apt metaphor. When Christopher first heard the comparison about 10 years ago, he carved a sign and hung it outside his cabin:"Titanic Lifeboat Construction Co." I've always believed it's easier to start an alternative than to buck the system. (Later I read a Buckminster Fuller quote: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." I agree!) So, when Christopher and I met, it was inevitable we'd found the Titanic Lifeboat Academy, to study and teach how to build lifeboats.

"Welcome aboard!" Glad to learn about your homestead in ME.
At 6:47pm on October 19, 2009, Judith Newton said…
Hi Iver -

I know Farmington -- nice little town. I was there in early March 2006. Thanks for speaking out on Saturday!
At 9:15am on October 19, 2009, Kathy Jacobson said…
Oh, how fun!
How do the big wheels do off-road?
I'm going to turn my pal onto the web site.
Do like the AGMs in the vehicle?
I've got big surrettes for the house system but had considered getting AGMs for awhile. The golf cart has 8 volt trojans in it and our mobile pv system utilizes 6 volt bottom of the line golf cart batteries.
talk with you later, kj
At 1:51pm on October 17, 2009, Kathy Jacobson said…
Hey hey...what kind of electric car do you have?
I have a 48 VDC golf cart that I charge off my PV system. It is a step in the right direction and could get me some distance in the event someone needs help birthing a baby, dying or with emergency care ...but it is really a put put mode of transport. Sure beats a horse or burro though:-)
At 5:13am on October 9, 2009, Les Squires -- Webmaster said…
Hi Iver, Great to see you here. ...I am involved with Sustain Mid Maine, and have a peak oil group that has been going for more than 5 years. I am aware of Transition, but haven't been able to get to any meetings because the nearest site is an hour and a half away... -- Perhaps we can use the web to increase participation of people with similar constraints. Please add Sustain Mid Maine to our registry of Groups supporting Transition. Let me know when you have questions.

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