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Imagining 2020

2020 will see me living under the assumed identity of an urban bike mechanic. By day, I design the city's best rides. But under that cover I do something much more important: advising communities on how to use local projects to change the rules that structure our lives for the better. I call it "creating exceptions that change the rules, not exceptions that prove them."

My clients range from guerrilla urban gardeners…


Posted on March 10, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Barefoot Solar Engineers

"Any illiterate woman - including

women who have never left their villages - from any part of Africa can

be trained to be a confident and compitent solar engineer."

That kind of confident and prejudice busting attitude is what pushed me to select the team behind "Barefoot Solar Engineers" project as my hero. I know that they aren't an individual, but I like that because it also shows that this work we are all doing is less about single… Continue

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Innovation that Breeds Innovation

What is the difference between Social Innovation and just plain old innovation? The key is the way in which processes of social innovation do more than just provide solutions to individual problems. They also build skills, social networks and local ressources that makes a society more able to respond to future challenges.

In our Exhibit A, Amy Smith's pointer that we need to "Provide skills, not just finished…

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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