MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
Haven't been on Pickens Plan for months. Focused on taking care of my family first, working 2 jobs to get through this economy. Supporting environmental protection whenever I can. Saw Obama news conference this morning, "Change…"
"Dear Prubhupad: Maybe you have read "Made by Hand" by James Howard Hunstler. Here on Guemes Island my wife and I run a non-profit dedicated to low energy or "no" fossil fuel energy. As soon as I find our new brochure, I'll…"
"Thanks Jayson. I have been very active trying to push for protection of water supplies, Supporting the FRAC Act, and calling for EPA to restore the Clean Drinking Water Act. Fracturing rock to get at NatGas means that conditions are hard to predict…"
"I have what I need, and I need what I have." - Christine Schultz (no wonder I married her)
Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King Jr.
"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative." Martin Luther King Jr.
"Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' " Martin Luther King Jr., Speech at Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King Jr.
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Hi Robert - thanks for the comment on Emergent's wall. I apologize for being inactive on the Pickens Plan site - I have been busy!
I completely agree with your comment about the need for more engineers to solve this issue. The inefficiencies in our built environment are a main source of waste, and better design can lead to a healthier environment.
I also like what you are doing with the EPA. Fortunately Lisa Jackson has been proactive thus far and I imagine her administration would be receptive to the work you are doing
Hi Robert! I appreciate what you have shared on our Transition Cascadia group and the spirit of your sharing. It is good to have you connecting with your seaside neighbors over the Cascade Mt towards the setting sun!
I have been blessed with walking & resting on the lands north of Spokane!
I have connected with Lane, the founder of the Cascadia site, to offer assistance in adding the ning site option of all of us members being able to create "Discussion/Forums", to communicate/organize our discussions & resource links, on Cascadia Transition when we choose. I hope you stay connected with us!
I also got great benefit out of our intercourse ;-)
My best wishes to Spokane and the region. I've been through Spokane on a bus, like many to most places, at risk of understatement, it could use some help. Yes, a suburb of Spokane is Cheney, but oui won't hold that against thee all.
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Green Jobs, Equity, and Carbon
These Friends (Friends of the Earth) have it half correct. Cap and trade is a sham, a racket, an invention of Wall Street types.
We should implement carbon taxes and maybe caps, but we need to consider a workable transition so that we do not have power outages and freezing and starving people.
Wind and PVs are an illusion. Neither supplies the voltage and amperage needed to do the great amount of work that our society has grown accustomed to.
The key to a bountiful green (building) economy is the reversal of the thirty, fifty, one hundred year trend of sprawl development, particularly in the United States (that's what I know).
By rebuilding neighborhoods and reallocating goods and services to those renovated neighborhoods (made walkable, meaning that the great majority of people will be able to get what they need and reasonably want within walking distance to their homes).
Such a tremendous commitment and dedication of resources will be a boom for the building trades and will create the effect of reducing automobile usage by 80% in the next 20 to 40 years. Neighborhood, commercial, community and work/telecommute centers will be centrally placed in what are now alienating, automobile dependent, strictly residential areas, alleviating the problems associated with post-peak oil and climate change and bringing with it the neighborly qualities of life associated with communities and neighborhoods, that most individuals and families currently lack.
If we do this, we can take the opportunity to retrofit for weatherization, passive solar design (heating and cooling), electronic environmental controls, solar assisted hot water and drying systems, limited wind and PVs.
Also if done correctly, we can make changes in ownership arrangements that are much more fair and just, and work towards an equitable distribution of wealth among neighborhoods/villages.
Concerning FOEs suggestion of a publicly financed economy, we would optimally transition the "private sector" to a quasi-public one working in cooperation with public funding programs. The ideal would really be to phase out the government programs as much as possible.
In Peace, Friendship, Community, Cooperation, and Solidarity,
Please take a look at the letter from Renewable Energy Network regarding Climate Change legislation. This is something that supporters of the Transition Movement may be interested in signing. The letter to Congress supports; reduced CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It asks Congress NOT to support; fossil fuels, nuclear power, and environmental roll-backs.
Transition will happen, with or without government legislation, but supporting Climate Change legislation will help make the Transition smoother.
Welcome Robert. Good to see you here. ...Working to promote renewable energy. Will do what I can to help build American Energy Independence... -- Great! We look forward to sharing the task and the payoffs.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
Just found out about it.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Working to promote renewable energy. Will do what I can to help build American Energy Independence while protecting the environment.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
We need to end our Oil ADDICTION. America spends too much money importing oil. It's time to put our ingenuity to better use, finding alternatives, and changing our lifestyles to support sustainable local economies. Clean air and water are necessary to sustain life on this planet, massive amounts of energy are not.