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April 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Micro loan needed for buying or building a bike trailer

Recently there has been some talk about starting a compost collection system in Milwaukee as part of the Victory Garden Initiative and therefor under the banner of transitioning. Part (half?) of the money collected for the pick up fee would be for the VGI and the other half for those who pick up and deliver the compost. I would be thrilled to see this started and essentially start collecting myself. I don't own a car, but own a sturdy touring bike and see no problem in bike collection. The idea… Continue

Added by Adrian Lee on April 28, 2010 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Response to Bill McKibben's Talk at UEC

I want to preface my remarks by noting that Bill's Deep Economy changed the course of my life and I feel indebted to him for articulating a feeling about economic growth that I previously hadn't the words for. He does great work and I consider him a hero of the global climate change movement.
He started his talk by reading a beautiful and moving passage from his new book, the jist of which was we need a new metaphorics to…

Added by Erik Lindberg on April 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The anti topsy turvy


Website discussing the project.

Added by marc on April 8, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Thoughts Had on the Release Day of Apple's New I-PAD

Easy for me to say. For whatever reason, technological innovation doesn’t thrill me. This is not a virtue but more on the order of a personality quirk. Not that I don’t enjoy many new technologies and use them, more or less effectively. But what must for many be a feeling of awe at the power, speed, size, or features of new devices is lost on me. I get it but I don’t feel it.…


Added by Erik Lindberg on April 6, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

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