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Initiated a discussion with a CA state representative, Joan Buchanan, to discuss her understanding of the California Delta water policy issues and recommendations.

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 4:22am

Blantyre Water Kiosks

I thought this project to get water kiosks up and running in the city Blantyre was a great example of not smothering people with solutions, but rather helping them take ownership and initiative with the right incentives. It demonstrates that teaching a person to 'fish' as opposed to giving them a 'fish' is much more sustainable in the long run. It creates a culture of learning and responsibility for improvement.

Read the article "An NGO's Light Touch" at…


Posted on April 3, 2010 at 6:17am

Charging Cell Phone Blackberry with solar or bicycle light generator

OK, decided not to do the obvious small portable solar panel route. (Ooops!, see final note)

Instead thought I should do something I would get some benefit from, say riding my exercise bike.

So here's the solution, buy a bicycle generator that mounts to the frame

Here is what looks like a good one, Royce Union 6V ($10)…


Posted on April 3, 2010 at 5:25am

Instructables & MAKE Magazine

For some quick and inexpensive ideas around generating energy, I first take to Instructables and to Make Magazine. These are not research project efforts such as microbio fuel cells, but are cheap, useable solutions, cheap at least in the U.S.A. sense.

Here are a couple that got my attention for this exercise:

  1. Build a pedal pwered generator …


Posted on April 1, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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