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Ethanol Is Transition

I wrote this for my Environmental Policy class, and I thought I would share it, since ethanol is the huge alternative in cars these days:

Ethanol is the alternative fuel of this century, Brazil being one of the biggest (or THE biggest, depending on the source) producers and distributors of this energy source for decades.…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 22, 2010 at 5:56pm — 7 Comments

EnerG Festival 2020

Twilight has almost enveloped us, but we're not done having fun yet. The music is loud, the games are ongoing, and it looks to mine eyes that this party will never end. As I swing to my left to catch the frisbee flying my way, I momentarily lay eyes on the scene of my ex-boyfriend and his new fiance sharing space and kisses atop the surrounding lawn. I miss the catch and nearly land on my face.

Laughing, I stand to throw the disc again, looking down briefly at its flashing…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 19, 2010 at 8:44pm — 6 Comments

A New Reason to Walk


Apparently, engineers at Princeton are developing a new flexible sensor that stores the mechanical energy from normal human activities such as walking and dancing. It's a tiny thing that can be placed on the bottom of one's shoe in such a way as to be bent and rounded with every step, so that just walking or running can produce the…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 19, 2010 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Vandana Shiva Speaks for Herself

Vandana Shiva is another hero I'm tailing, and I've subscribed to the newsletter on her site Navdanya. I saw her speaking at the Headwaters program at my college, and was too afraid to speak to her because she seemed so utterly brilliant to me. A physicist and activist, she exudes a scholarly attitude that truly inspires me to learn all that I can and study to understand. It is my fondest wish that I should come at least CLOSE to her…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 18, 2010 at 11:37pm — 4 Comments

Noise, Anyone?

Sound energy is generally very small in scope, so is not often thought of as an alternate energy source, but hopefully this won't sound too terribly silly. After all, my proposal is to power something very small with the sound from a highway. Sound energy could conceivably be used to turn the noise from the road to something helpful instead of pollution. There are people who live near airports and busy roads that could capture sound energy from sensors... hypothetically. The energy captured…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 18, 2010 at 8:31pm — 8 Comments

Bread and Cheese - 2020

I had bread and cheese for dinner tonight.

Don't be fooled by how bland that sounds. It was the most delicious meal I've had in a long time.

I'm alone, but reminded strongly of the times when Ed and I took the bus up to Crested Butte and hung around all day. We didn't have enough money for a restaurant, but we would stop by the grocery store for lunch, buying the simplest things to make the simplest lunches, but it always seemed better than anything that could…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 18, 2010 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

The Green Fire Wolf

David Foreman was one of the co-founders of the radical environmentalist group "Earth First!" and is working currently in The Rewilding Institute to try to re-establish a belt of wilderness from North America down through South America. http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/People/dave_foreman.html

Dave Foreman came to my attention a couple of years ago during the Spring Symposium at my college, and I've…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 18, 2010 at 2:49pm — 18 Comments

March 2020

*Disclaimer: this is a creative story, not a speculation. I'm trying to project, so forgive me if it doesn't make sense at first. *

I can't help but think Japan has been heading down this road for a long time.

Since May 2010, I have made it my life's work to record social and cultural patterns all over the world, and as an anthropologist, my work has been extensive. I've written books, not only strict non-fiction based on the societies from every place I have…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 18, 2010 at 12:48am — 5 Comments

To Understand....

The word "understand" likely came from a literal meaning of "to stand under" or "to stand in the midst of." This is exactly what I intend to do with my life.

I am currently a senior in college, majoring in anthropology, with a minor in sociology, fields I study because I never in all my life have had a true comprehension of the people around me. I have always felt on the outside looking in,…


Added by Alyssa Laurel Crum on March 17, 2010 at 11:11pm — 6 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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