The TT meeting are usually held at the La Montinita Co-op in town (this Wed June 3rd at 6pm or some trainings on 13th & 14th - info at- http://lamontanita.coop/
or check with the santa fe alliance at- www.santafealliance.com
Thank you for the welcome.
Yes, we have an excellent agricultural economy in this area. There is a large Amish community in the valley east of here and an even larger one over the ridge to the south. There are several CSAs and several excellent farmers markets during season, and two community gardens.
I’ve talked to a lot of people in the area about first relocalization and now Transition and hope the group site will serve to draw enough people together to launch a transition initiative here. Wish me luck. Bill
Yes, Transition Sebastopol has had some very well-attended events. Yay. TCotati folks went to hear RHeinberg. The one I'm really interested in, though, is the community-mapping event this Wed.
Let's do have tea again soon as YOU suggested. :-) I've been scratching out a written piece on Transition... and would like to hear more about the community kitchen in MT. I heard RH mentioned locallygrown.net, too.
I must be out of the loop as to what event you are talking about and the Wednesday meetings.
My point with asking about your name is, it is posted as Lawence (not Lawrence) of Sebastopol. I enjoy knowing about your mom and how lucky you are. Sometimes we make our own luck. You must work hard to be "lucky" enough to become a lawyer. Obviously she worked hard at her profession, being a mother, and passed good thoughts and encouragement on to you.
Same thing with talent. There are so many "talented" people who acquire their talent by diligence and dedication to their field. We can all become talented, lucky, have miracles, etc.
May we all work together for the miracle of a world consciousness of peace and unity.
Thanks for writing. I'm glad you enjoyed the music. I have not written one about peak oil yet. The operative word is yet. I am an interpretive artist as well as a songwriter. "Love Is The Answer" was written by Todd Rundgren.
I couldn't help but notice that people are writing to you as Lawrence. Law is your field of expertise. Is Lawence (on your heading) a play on words, or a humorous mistake?
The social networking sites are not about to go away or even lose momentum. Right in the spirit of social networking, there will be many groups who build specialized tools to serve their own constituencies. Think "coalition" or "collaboration". There's room and indeed necessity for many diverse groups addressing the future of our planet.
They have something there called the sunshine market which is set up
outdoors twice a week for the farmers to sell their produce. They do this all over the island on different days. The problem is it's only 2 days a week in the Koloa/Poipu area and only for say 3 hours per day.
sorry now i saw the comment - used facebook wall so i was lax in observation! I am not famous but I am sure going to try to make an effective splash on my initiative to revitalize agriculture as an economic stimulus for the town in which i reside, Longmont, CO
Thanks for the comment!
Though it is not a good carbon footprint activity, heading to the film festival. So will be there. Please come if you have a chance. Always great to see how the work you're doing from afar, "fits" into the conversation!
Thanks, Lawrence. We are in process of creating TT OKC website. Do you happen to know of any TT "photo pool" resource - pictures of things associated with peak oil, climate change, environment - that we could use? Seems like it might be a handy thing to have for all the TT making websites.
Thanks for the link to solar cooking, I have seen such systems in use. Just a few weeks ago in fact in a Kibutz in Israel.
Regarding bio-fuels, yes, there is biofuel activism in Portland. Both from individuals who are using vegie-oil, and from at least one major company working on secondary biofuel usages. Personally I find bio fuels as a good intermediate solution to peak-oil, but at best the net energy from biofuels is somewhere around 1.2 and 1.8. Which is nothing compared to the 25-100 netenergy returns on petrolium. Burning plants also removes needed nutrients from the soil and dumps it where there isn't any humus [concrete street curbs and sewer systems], so its not really that great for your soil's long-term viability...
Thanks for looking at my page and blog. I am spending all of my time right now looking for work opportunities here in Oregon, or elsewhere in the USA/World where I can apply my abilities in peak-oil pre-peration.
In addition, I am working on lecture topics, developing a large collection of personal+collected ideas into several dialogues. I hope to get more involved on this front soon.
Would you happen to know of any good organizations where I can apply for work as a project manager / technical project manager?
I have a very strong resume and wide experience in a multitude of fields.
Good idea! Actually I will likely start with the solar water purifier - mostly because this site's MAIN theme is water....
However, I've been looking into using a solar cooker for a 'Magic Cornbread Demo" for this summer! (Cheap to make, most people like it...etc)
I appreciate your comments and kind welcome. Yes, unnecessary energy losses due to windows is pervasive and in the current climate, nearly unacceptable. Nevertheless HeatSaver and products similar to it, the most common sense solution, is quite often overlooked.
Unfortunately the town in which I live, just south of Chicago, is culturally stuck in the 50's but ideally suited structurally and geographically for self sustainment. As time allows I hope to nudge the "city fathers" in that direction!