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Act 3: Collaboration to use existing resource

I have seen a lot of interesting and amazing concepts in clean energy by some amazing inventors, but for my act this week I am focusing on process rather than technology.

Agent Beth Shankle and I decided that we are under-utilizing a small solar panel that we have owned for a while, but that is relatively useless because of the placement of the windows in our apartment

From now on, to help power the mobile phones, ebook readers, etc, which the…

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 24, 2010 at 3:39am — No Comments

Learn 3: The Hard Work

Often around the idea of renewable energy the emphasis seems to be on big centralized projects, new inventions, and other ideas that can bring big headlines.

However, in this emphasis on the big and shiny it is easy to ignore the importance of the grinding work of putting community-empowering, distributed energy projects on the ground.

In this way, I found Eureka's unfortunate disdain in the comic this week for the hard work of people who are…

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 24, 2010 at 2:55am — No Comments

Imagine 3: Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday is the United States holiday of "Thanksgiving". It is my favorite holiday because it revolves around getting people together and eating turkey, stuffing, and a number of other foods.

In 2020 the entire meal will be powered by the same solar photovoltaic energy that is powering the rest of my home and work equipment.

Electric stove and oven, lights, etc will all be powered by the pv on the roof of the building where we are…

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 23, 2010 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Act 2: Four-door garden

I am working with three other evoke agents who have collectively decided that we will research, design, grow, and doc**ent a four-door garden.

The land we will be using for our "four-door" is owned by two of the involved agents, and was partly used for growing in the past few years by one of the agents. This year, we will all work together and have decided that a big part of this growing project will be intentionally putting principles shared on evoke into practice and…

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 17, 2010 at 3:17am — 1 Comment

Imagine 2: Dinner March 10, 2020

I will be eating in our apartment with my wife. Our food came from a combination of the farmers market down the street, our window sill, and a small vegetable plot by our apartment building.

I prepared it, because in 10 years I assume I will still be making all the meals, and it is homemade pasta, oil with tomatoes, garlic, and cheese. It tastes good, fresh, and is made from all locally sourced ingredients.

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 16, 2010 at 7:12pm — 3 Comments

Learn 2: In the United States

In a country like the United States it is often a temptation for people, here and elsewhere, to think that things work well.

However, in a country that is asked to stop providing food aid in Haiti (regardless of the timing in this situation, dumping as a problem is not new), is struggling with water infrastructure (…

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Act 1: Jonathan Gosier

I have chosen to shadow Jonathan Gosier of Appfrica. Gosier lives in Kampala, Uganda and works on Appfrica as well as other really interesting projects (such as the Swiftriver API w/Ushahidi). According to his resume, "Appfrica is an organization that I founded with the goal of facilitating and mentoring software developers in East Africa.

I am interested in Gosier because he appears to be doing some really… Continue

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 9, 2010 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

Learn 1: Provide skills, not just finished technologies

I think the idea "Provide skills, not just finished technologies" is the most important on this list. Without this core concept, other ideas like: "think and act big - don't do anything that can't reach a million people" become nothing more than a terrible call to failure, or to muscle others out of the way so that our ideas "win". Co-creation is difficult, yet will yield the most successful shared future.

Each of us has skills to contribute, and each of us has…

Added by Jeremy Shankle on March 3, 2010 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

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