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Steve Ivy
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  • Irving, TX
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Ben Graham replied to Steve Ivy's discussion 'What about wrapped bales?' in the group Strawbale User Group
"Steve, Fortunately, you are not the first to think of this. This idea was tried up in Canada where they actually poured concrete around the bales to encase them as well. This project is documented I believe in the book Serious Strawbale. When they…"
Nov 14, 2010
Steve Ivy added a discussion to the group Strawbale User Group
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What about wrapped bales?

Do any of you have experiences or comments about possible pros or cons for using wrapped straw bales (either square or round?)I have this idea for using well wrapped straw bales as a super insulated foundation.Idea goes like this...1) Level site2) Dig a 1 foot,  to 1&1/2 foot, deep trench all the way around the perimeter (where the load bearing walls will eventually be.3) Place large an anti debris sock covered drainage tube in the bottom of the trench 4) Have rubble trucked in to fill in…See More
Nov 13, 2010
Steve Ivy replied to Betty Leggiero's discussion 'New Mexico Transition towns'
"Hey Abonster, I don't actually know them in real life but I do have a sort of You-Tube Eco-Crush on them. I think I wrote them a letter once talking about one of their cooler videos but I can't say I really know them in the real…"
Oct 10, 2010
Kathryn Hardage commented on Steve Ivy's group 'Links to Transition Dallas'
"Lane, that sounds fine with me."
Sep 28, 2010
Lane Tharp commented on Steve Ivy's group 'Links to Transition Dallas'
"Hi Les, Steve, and Kathryn. I am testing to see if you guys are watching this group. Recently we had a discussion about forum and there was some sentiment in the Transition Dallas Membership along the lines of moving Transition Dallas under the…"
Sep 28, 2010
Steve Ivy commented on Christopher Ripley's group 'Strawbale User Group'
"Below is a link to a very interesting (and totally patent free) idea for how to build beautiful load bearing walls cheap and fast without big forms or months of manual labor. Basically it is mixture of any low clay soil with 100 parts Soil 10…"
Sep 19, 2010
Steve Ivy commented on Christopher Ripley's group 'Strawbale User Group'
"I know the name of the "Straw Bale" users group is "Straw Bale" but I also know many people refer to the material as "hay bale" and so I was hoping that haybale hay bale and maybe even hay bail haybail the…"
Sep 19, 2010
Les Squires -- Webmaster replied to Steve Ivy's discussion 'Straw Bale Roofs???' in the group Strawbale User Group
"How about thatched roofing? Popular and proven throughout Europe and Africa. Some say they last 30 or 40 years. And they're aesthetically pleasing. Here's a shot I took of the inside in South Africa -- More shots from Denmark "
Sep 18, 2010
Steve Ivy added a discussion to the group Strawbale User Group
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Straw Bale Roofs???

I have been thinking for a while or ways that one could use bales to insulate a roof.Basically I am not sure about what I am coming up with... I just know there has to be a way to cover a roof with bales and provide insulation for many years and yet not have them get wet or otherwise become damaged.Here are a few ideas I had.Please note that I am leaving out the most common wall building ideas on purpose. I will of course have bale walls (before making the roof.) I would like to hear your…See More
Sep 18, 2010
Steve Ivy replied to Betty Leggiero's discussion 'New Mexico Transition towns'
"Check this couple out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubr_ARcasR0 Mikey Sklar and Wendy Tremayne They live in Truth or Consequences. They are the kind of people you need to know. Maybe you can convince them to join the Transition Network? We…"
Sep 17, 2010
Lane Tharp joined Steve Ivy's group
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Links to Transition Dallas

This a pointer to the Dallas Texas Transition Town site. Our regular web site is here... http://transitiontexas.ning.com/group/transitiondallas We may use this USA Site more later
Sep 2, 2010
Steve Ivy replied to Ron Tocknell's discussion 'Addictions'
"Ron, what an elegantly worded post! In just a few words you have captured the true essence of the problem (and of the solution.) Strange as it seems it is our jointly agreed illusions (every bit as much as chemistry and physics) that defines the…"
Aug 29, 2010
Kathryn Hardage joined Steve Ivy's group
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Links to Transition Dallas

This a pointer to the Dallas Texas Transition Town site. Our regular web site is here... http://transitiontexas.ning.com/group/transitiondallas We may use this USA Site more later
Aug 10, 2010
Steve Ivy added a discussion to the group Transition Town OKC
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Kickstart Transition Oklahoma (You have an ace in the hole)

Hi I am Steve Ivy in Irving TX. I am busy trying to get the Dallas TX  TT movement started.But tonight I am writing for Oklahoma not Texas..I am writing tonight because I was hoping to help you a little as you get TT Oklahoma City up and running.I think I know a way (a person) that might be able to tie you into a wonderful small community of informed and well prepared people I know exists there. There is one person in particular I think you need to know, that is Bob Waldrop…See More
Aug 8, 2010
Steve Ivy commented on Les Squires -- Webmaster's group 'U.S.-wide Email List'
"Is there a list to discus potential TT "recruitment targets?" I think one of the best and easiest things we can do at home at night sitting in front of our computers is to locate other groups (whether they are local real world groups or…"
Aug 5, 2010
Les Squires -- Webmaster commented on Steve Ivy's group 'Links to Transition Dallas'
"Welcome Steve. It was great skyping with you the other night. You decided to go ahead with this link to bridge Dallas with the rest of our social network, and to share global activities with Dallas. Good call! It's best to add some description,…"
Aug 5, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am looking to make contacts in the North Texas (Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth) and outlying areas to establish a transition town effort here.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I want to survive (and maybe even thrive) in a peak oil world. But even if we weren't running out I would still want to be part of a more kinder more natural and harmonious world.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement? What can YOU teach us? What can your GROUP teach us?
I am an electrical engineer and an inventor and all around well informed guy. I know about alternative housing and and many different types of alternative energy. I am now learning about hydroponics, aqua-ponics, vermiculture, many different traditional and alternative agriculture methods
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
You-Tube, transitions towns, ic.org (Intentional Communities), too many to list.
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-TED-Enthusiasts-Meetup-Group/
Official Voice Communication: Skype from http://skype.com/download Add LSquiresSkype to your Contacts.
steve.ivy1
Suggestions you have for improving our Registration questions. Getting to know you better.
It would be wonderful if there was a way to have a social networking tool that work with GPS or cellular network location tools such that you could fill in a transitions network profile and any time someone with a similar network profile passes within a mile or so of each other it would alarm/notify both parties cell phones that they were in the same area remind them that they share an interest in the transition philosophy and they could exchange messages and meet if they so chose. The biggest problem that is slowing down network development is the difficulty people have finding each other. Another (perhaps easier way) you could do that would be to have a mapping function on your web site that would allow members to log their general neighborhood (put a pin on a map) and then ask to be put in contact any time anyone registered their location as being was within a few miles of that marker. It's a geographical based automatic environmental match maker service.

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