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 2018
Many Voices One Song: Shared Power with Sociocracy

—Rau, Ted J.; Koch-Gonzalez, Jerry

Institute for Peaceable Communities, Inc,  294pp. $32 msrp.

9781949183009

 

Reference Sites on Web (recent addns)

Items displaying: 18  

Our Permaculture Life

Promoting knowledge of how to create resilience and abundance, and how communities can thrive in harmony with their environment.

Home Page for Our Permaculture Life

 #00872 ourpermaculturelife.com

Member Services Site for Common Ground Ecovillage

The Common Ground Ecovillage2020-06-06

This site is the Special Services website of Common Ground Ecovillage. Members and Friends can use this special News & Information site to keep abreast of issues and developments affecting intentional communities with Principles and Intents aligned with those of Common Ground Ecovillage (see our public site: www.commonground.eco.

Home Page for www.CGEco.us

 #01488 cgeco.us

CGEco.org

Home Page for C G Eco .org - Resources for Ecovillage Life, Social Justice, ICs...

 #01458 cgeco.org

CommonGround.eco

Home page for Common Ground Ecovillage

 #01460 commonground.eco

Hart’s Mill Member Services Site

[ Since 2020, renamed to: Common Ground Ecovillage ]

Home page for www.HartsMill.us

 #01454 hartsmill.us

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

County Fare Food Trucks and Bar

Hippie Fest

 #00873 hippiefest.org

Center for Nonviolent Communication

Home Page for Center for Nonviolent Communication

 #00869 cnvc.org

PuddleDancer Press

Home Page for PuddleDancer Press

 #00868 nonviolentcommunication.com

HeartsMill.org

Home Page for HeartsMill.org

 #00867 heartsmill.org

This Is Zero Hour - Home Page

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
The mission of the Zero Hour movement is to center the voices of diverse youth in the conversation around climate and environmental justice. Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Together, we are a movement of unstoppable youth organizing to protect our rights and access to the natural resources and a clean, safe, and healthy environment that will ensure a livable future where we not just survive, but flourish.
March with us July 21, 2018.”

 #00860 www.thisiszerohour.org

Global Footprint Network Home Page: Advancing the Science of Sustainability

You can't manage what you can't measure.
The Ecological Footprint is the only scalable sustainability metric for individuals, governments, and businesses.

 #00853 www.footprintnetwork.org

Harts Mill Ecovillage & Farm

Hart’s Mill Ecovillage – our dream of a regenerative farming community – is becoming reality on 112 acres of fields, forests, and streams just west of North Carolina’s Triangle area. It will be a rural village; a close community with space to roam for folks of all ages and walks of life.

 #00850 hartsmill.org

Raleigh Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship

The Raleigh Meditation Group is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide spiritual organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda...

 #00849 www.srfraleigh.org/

Pantsuit Nation

​Pantsuit Nation: Our Manifesto
Stories spark change. Taken individually, a story can create a tiny opening in a once-closed space. It is a glimmer. It can shine as something that is true and raw and beautiful. But one story - a single voice telling a single story - is often all too easy to ignore, to shout over or drown out. A single voice can be targeted or silenced.
Pantsuit Nation exists to harness the power of collective storytelling. Millions of voices telling millions of stories. We amplify the voices of those who have historically been underrepresented or excluded. We listen. We empower our members to speak with honesty and without fear of attack. We are strong in our diversity. We invite conversation - true conversation - about the issues that are most fundamental to us and our identities.
We believe that feminism is intersectional. We believe that “women’s rights are human rights.” We believe that progress around racial justice, LGBTQ* rights, rights for people with disabilities, religious freedom, and the fight to combat hatred and bigotry in all forms is most effective when emboldened and humanized through first-person narrative. We believe that politics is personal, and that progressive movement occurs when the empathetic potential of a story is unleashed.

 #00846 www.pantsuitnation.org

Visionary Partnership .com

Information from whois: Administrative Contact: Dr. Matthew C. Heim Matthew Heim 20715 5th Street East Sonoma, CA 95476 US Phone: (707) 933-9658 Email: mheim@clarkstonconsulting.com

 #00478 http://www.visionarypartnership.com

The Internet Map

From the site’s ‘about’ page: The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. Charges and springs To draw an analogy from classical physics, one may say that websites are electrically charged bodies, while links between them are springs. Springs pull similar websites together, and the charge does not let the bodies adjoin and pushes websites apart if there is no link between them. Originally, all such electrified bodies (websites) are randomly scattered on the surface of the map. Springs are stretched, repulsion energy is high – the system is far from being at equilibrium. Then the websites start moving under the influence of the forces exerted and in a while come to a halt – forces of attraction now become equal to forces of repulsion, the system has reached its equilibrium. It is exactly that state that is shown on The Internet map. Also, an analogy can be drawn from quantum physics. In this case, a website is a physical body with a finite mass, a single user is the mass quantum – the much-spoken-about, yet-to-be-found Higgs’ boson, whereas the act of user’s switching between sites is the gravitational quantum – the graviton, another hypothetical particle. Anyway, the real algorithm of plotting The Internet map is quite far from the analogies given above. For those interested, the closest description of the mathematical model can be found in the research [1], and the engineering solution looks very similar to what has been described in [2]. Google Maps engine has been used as the platform for displaying. Semantic web The map of the Internet is a photo shot of the global network as of end of 2011. It encompasses over 350 thousand websites from 196 countries and all domain zones. Information about more than 2 million links between the websites has joined some of them together into topical clusters. As one might have expected, the largest clusters are formed by national websites, i.e. sites belonging to one country. For the sake of convenience, all websites relative to a certain country carry the same color. For instance, the red zone at the top corresponds to Russian segment of the net, the yellow one on the left stands for the Chinese segment, the purple one on the right is Japanese, the large light-blue central one is the American segment, etc. Importantly, clusters on the map are semantically charged, i.e. they join websites together according to their content. For example, a vast porno cluster can be seen between Brazil and Japan as well as a host of minor clusters uniting websites of the same field or similar purposes. The Internet Phenomenon The Internet global network is a phenomenon of technological civilization, and its exceptional complexity surpasses anything mankind has ever created. In essence, what we are dealing with here is a huge quantity of utterly unstructured information. The Internet map is an attempt to look into the hidden structure of the network, fathom its colossal scale, and examine that which is impossible to understand from the bare figures of statistics. Ideas and suggestions We will appreciate any feedback. Please use the address internetmap.net@gmail.com and check out our blog also. The Internet map is a non-commercial project. You can share our expenses and let more people see beauty of the Internet.

 #00477 http://www.internet-map.net

 

Articles/Posts/Links (latest)

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Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself [“Explicit Content” in print edn.]

Marantz, Andrew

The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem?

“Facebook’s stated mission is to ‘bring the world closer together.’ It considers itself a neutral platform, not a publisher, and so has resisted censoring its users’ speech, even when that speech is ugly or unpopular.”
“It would be more accurate to say that the company is moving in several contradictory directions at once. In theory, no one is allowed to post hate speech on Facebook.”
“The company could apply the same standards to demagogues as it does to everyone else, banning them from the platform when necessary, but this would be financially risky.” —From the article

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10/19/why-facebook-cant-fix-itself

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: _ams_project social_media facebook sm_moderation fake_news hate_speech censorship disinformation

How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability

Rivka Galchen

Automated bins, rooftop farms, and underground mushroom-growing help clean up the mess.

“Organic waste doesn’t just stink when it’s sent to landfills; it becomes a climate poison. …recycling of organics is arguably more important than that of plastics, metal, or paper. …Composting transforms raw organic waste into a humus-like substance that enriches soil and enhances carbon capture. In landfills, starved of oxygen, decomposing organics release methane, a greenhouse gas whose warming effects, in the long run, are fifty-six times those of CO2.”—The article

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/09/how-south-korea-is-composting-its-way-to-sustainability

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: environment recycling composting

Can Farming Make Space for Nature?

Sam Knight

After Brexit, the obsessions of Jake Fiennes could change how Britain uses its land.

Jake Fiennes “believes that farmers in the twenty-first century must cultivate as much as they can on their land—fungi for the soil, grasses for the pollinators, weeds for the insects, insects for the birds, pasture for the livestock—for the long-term goals of carbon capture and food production. “How do we feed the nine billion?” Fiennes said. “We feed them through functioning ecosystems.” —from the web page

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/17/can-farming-make-space-for-nature

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: ag_ environment land_use regenerativity sustainability farm vegetation U_K

How California's homelessness crisis surged

Alicia Victoria Lozano

“This is decades and decades of failures,” one expert said of the persistent homelessness crisis that continues to plague California.

Discussion of the causes, neglect, and unforeseen consequences of public policy that affect the cost of housing and worsen homelessness.

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-one-catch-us-how-california-s-homelessness-crisis-exploded-n1123156

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: housing homeless funding government housing_affordable public_policy california mental_health prison_reform

Voltaire’s Garden

Adam Gopnik

The philosopher as a campaigner for human rights.

Article draws on Ian Davidson’s Voltaire in Exile (Grove; $24)

newyorker.com/magazine/2005/03/07/voltaires-garden

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: author_bio book_review human_rights

Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk

Nathan Heller

The industry shaped the past decade. It could destroy the next.

The discussion considers issues from Thomas Nicholas’ V.C.: An American History

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/27/is-venture-capital-worth-the-risk

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: business tech_sci history_of future_of capitalism funding startups venture_capital

Homeless moms evicted after taking over vacant house: 'This movement is just beginning'

Vivian Ho

Moms 4 Housing was evicted on Tuesday after taking shelter in a vacant home.

Oakland activist are tackling the housing and homelessness crises by occupying some of the unoccupied homes - many of which are owned by investors/speculators - and which outnumber Oakland’s 4,000+ homeless individuals by over 3-to-1.

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/15/moms-4-housing-oakland-homelessness-eviction

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: homelessness activism housing housing_affordable prop_13 housing_vacancies public_policy rental_assistance housing_speculation shelter

Cold Beer, Hot Shower — Off Grid in Virginia with All the Comforts

Alexis Zeigler

Living Earth Farm, a conservationist-oriented community in rural Virginia where a DC microgrid provides reliable energy, fossil-fuel free.

We can support all of our residential needs, and earn our living, using about 200 watts per person. —from the article

microgridknowledge.com/dc-microgrid-virginia

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: climate_change ag_ farm off_grid solar_energy energy_alt

Climate - at AP News

[Recent Associated Press articles on climate change / crisis ]

apnews.com/Climate

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: climate_change environment public_policy health pollution water energy_sources evidence_of solutions_for

How brain biases prevent climate action

Matthew Wilburn King

Cognitive biases that ensured our initial survival now make it difficult to address long-term challenges that threaten our existence, like climate change. But they can help us too

“We have evolved to be able to stop human-induced climate change. Now we must act.” —from website article

bbc.com/future/article/20190304-human-evolution-means-we-can-tackle-climate-change

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: individual_action climate_change energy_solar environment energy_sources sustainability electric_vehicles net_zero cognitive_bias sunk_cost bystander_effect dunbars_number endowment_effect

100 Practical Ways to Reverse Climate Change

Simon Worrall interviews Paul Hawken

You know some of them—use renewable energy, eat less meat—but others will surprise you.

“The idea for Project Drawdown goes back to 2001. There has never been an attempt to map, measure, and model the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.” —from web article

nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/05/climate-change-global-warming-drawdown-hawken/

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: individual_action climate_change architecture transportation aviation energy_solar environment housing plastics waste eco_veget energy_sources sustainability electric_vehicles net_zero population_growth

First gas station in America to ditch oil for 100% electric vehicle charging opens in Maryland

Jacob Douglas

Takoma Park, Maryland has an electric taxi service - which contributed to lines at the city’s few charging stations. Support from The electric Vehicle Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration assisted Depeswar Doley convert his 33-year RS Automotives gas station from gasoline sales to electric charging.

cnbc.com/2019/09/26/first-gas-station-to-ditch-oil-for-electric-vehicle-charging-now-open.html

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: climate_change electric_vehicles charging_stations energy_alt transportation electric_vehicle_institute

Big Tech”s Big Defector

Brian Barth

Roger McNamee made a fortune as one of Silicon Valley’s earliest champions. Now he’s one of its most fervent critics.

newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/02/big-techs-big-defector

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: info_age tech_sci effects_of privacy_online roger_mcnamee

Mass consumerism is destroying our planet. This Black Friday, let’s take a stand

Alan Bradshaw

With climate catastrophe on the horizon, we should reject this orgy of consumption – and find joy in not shopping at all

“ The time is right for a more resonant and joyful anti-consumerism. The recognition that we need to downsize our lifestyles for environmental reasons now corresponds not with the false political economy of austerity, but the very real awareness of the damage that consumer capitalism wreaks on the world.” —from web article

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/mass-consumerism-black-friday-climate-catastrophe-consumption-shopping

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: climate_change environment consumerism waste individual_action consumerism economics advertising debt_consumer

FBI: Cybercrimes on the rise because of sophisticated scams

Andrew Selsky (Associated Press)

Increasingly sophisticated scams means numbers of victims and money stolen are soaring.

FBI agents are warning the public about cybercrime, with the numbers of victims and money stolen soaring in sophisticated scams. —from web article

abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/fbi-cybercrimes-rise-sophisticated-scams-66881317

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: security security_online phishing spearphishing finances banking_scams money_transfers wire_transfers email_security

Why it's time to ditch the 'ok boomer' meme

Bhaskar Sunkara

Older workers and retirees are struggling to survive. We need solidarity and not rich kids shouting ‘ok boomer’ at them. [opinion]

In a New York Times article last week, Taylor Lorenz documents the “ok boomer” meme that’s become “ a rallying cry for millions of fed up kids” and an “endlessly repeated retort to the problem of older people who just don’t get it”. Now it’s war, the Times asserts: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality. —from web article

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/06/ok-boomer-meme-older-generations

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: generational_issues agism diversity boomers inequality generation_z

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

Fergus Nicoll

When a vehicle is powered by hydrogen, the only exhaust product is water.

“At the heart of the car is a fuel cell, where hydrogen and oxygen are combined to generate an electric current, and the only by-product is water. There are no moving parts in the fuel cell, so they are more efficient and reliable than a conventional combustion engine.”
“So why, I wondered, is this clean, green technology lagging far behind the hybrid and all-electric sectors?” —from web article

bbc.com/news/business-50212037

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: environment transportation energy fuel_cell public_policy Hydrogen4ClimateAction hydrogen_car infrastructure china south_korea japan germany britain france europe h2europe fueling_stations alternative_fuels_data_center

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

William J Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, William R Moomaw

Warning with 11,000 science signatories summarizes implications for energy, short-lived pollutants, ecosystems, food supply, economy, population size; links to references, supplemental data and list of signatories

“Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like it is.’ On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” —from the web article

academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: environment climate_change public_policy greenhouse_gases carbon_emissions carbon_extraction ecosystems population_size fossil_fuels water food_supply

 

Articles/Posts/Links (latest relevant)

Items displaying: 18  

How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability

Rivka Galchen

Automated bins, rooftop farms, and underground mushroom-growing help clean up the mess.

“Organic waste doesn’t just stink when it’s sent to landfills; it becomes a climate poison. …recycling of organics is arguably more important than that of plastics, metal, or paper. …Composting transforms raw organic waste into a humus-like substance that enriches soil and enhances carbon capture. In landfills, starved of oxygen, decomposing organics release methane, a greenhouse gas whose warming effects, in the long run, are fifty-six times those of CO2.”—The article

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/09/how-south-korea-is-composting-its-way-to-sustainability

Can Farming Make Space for Nature?

Sam Knight

After Brexit, the obsessions of Jake Fiennes could change how Britain uses its land.

Jake Fiennes “believes that farmers in the twenty-first century must cultivate as much as they can on their land—fungi for the soil, grasses for the pollinators, weeds for the insects, insects for the birds, pasture for the livestock—for the long-term goals of carbon capture and food production. “How do we feed the nine billion?” Fiennes said. “We feed them through functioning ecosystems.” —from the web page

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/17/can-farming-make-space-for-nature

How California's homelessness crisis surged

Alicia Victoria Lozano

“This is decades and decades of failures,” one expert said of the persistent homelessness crisis that continues to plague California.

Discussion of the causes, neglect, and unforeseen consequences of public policy that affect the cost of housing and worsen homelessness.

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-one-catch-us-how-california-s-homelessness-crisis-exploded-n1123156

Homeless moms evicted after taking over vacant house: 'This movement is just beginning'

Vivian Ho

Moms 4 Housing was evicted on Tuesday after taking shelter in a vacant home.

Oakland activist are tackling the housing and homelessness crises by occupying some of the unoccupied homes - many of which are owned by investors/speculators - and which outnumber Oakland’s 4,000+ homeless individuals by over 3-to-1.

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/15/moms-4-housing-oakland-homelessness-eviction

Cold Beer, Hot Shower — Off Grid in Virginia with All the Comforts

Alexis Zeigler

Living Earth Farm, a conservationist-oriented community in rural Virginia where a DC microgrid provides reliable energy, fossil-fuel free.

We can support all of our residential needs, and earn our living, using about 200 watts per person. —from the article

microgridknowledge.com/dc-microgrid-virginia

Climate - at AP News

[Recent Associated Press articles on climate change / crisis ]

apnews.com/Climate

How brain biases prevent climate action

Matthew Wilburn King

Cognitive biases that ensured our initial survival now make it difficult to address long-term challenges that threaten our existence, like climate change. But they can help us too

“We have evolved to be able to stop human-induced climate change. Now we must act.” —from website article

bbc.com/future/article/20190304-human-evolution-means-we-can-tackle-climate-change

100 Practical Ways to Reverse Climate Change

Simon Worrall interviews Paul Hawken

You know some of them—use renewable energy, eat less meat—but others will surprise you.

“The idea for Project Drawdown goes back to 2001. There has never been an attempt to map, measure, and model the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.” —from web article

nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/05/climate-change-global-warming-drawdown-hawken/

First gas station in America to ditch oil for 100% electric vehicle charging opens in Maryland

Jacob Douglas

Takoma Park, Maryland has an electric taxi service - which contributed to lines at the city’s few charging stations. Support from The electric Vehicle Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration assisted Depeswar Doley convert his 33-year RS Automotives gas station from gasoline sales to electric charging.

cnbc.com/2019/09/26/first-gas-station-to-ditch-oil-for-electric-vehicle-charging-now-open.html

Mass consumerism is destroying our planet. This Black Friday, let’s take a stand

Alan Bradshaw

With climate catastrophe on the horizon, we should reject this orgy of consumption – and find joy in not shopping at all

“ The time is right for a more resonant and joyful anti-consumerism. The recognition that we need to downsize our lifestyles for environmental reasons now corresponds not with the false political economy of austerity, but the very real awareness of the damage that consumer capitalism wreaks on the world.” —from web article

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/mass-consumerism-black-friday-climate-catastrophe-consumption-shopping

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

Fergus Nicoll

When a vehicle is powered by hydrogen, the only exhaust product is water.

“At the heart of the car is a fuel cell, where hydrogen and oxygen are combined to generate an electric current, and the only by-product is water. There are no moving parts in the fuel cell, so they are more efficient and reliable than a conventional combustion engine.”
“So why, I wondered, is this clean, green technology lagging far behind the hybrid and all-electric sectors?” —from web article

bbc.com/news/business-50212037

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

William J Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M Newsome, Phoebe Barnard, William R Moomaw

Warning with 11,000 science signatories summarizes implications for energy, short-lived pollutants, ecosystems, food supply, economy, population size; links to references, supplemental data and list of signatories

“Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like it is.’ On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” —from the web article

academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806

Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

Meghan Henry, Anna Mahathey, Tyler Morrill, Anna Robinson, Azim Shivji, and Rian Watt, Abt Associates

oneserves.org/images/homeless_report_2018_552000.jpg

2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

“About two-thirds (65%) were staying in sheltered locations—emergency shelters or transitional housing programs—and about one-third (35%) were in unsheltered locations such as on the street, in abandoned buildings, or in other places not suitable for human habitation.” —from report’s Key Findings section

novoco.com/sites/default/files/atoms/files/hud_ahar_2018_121718.pdf

If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it

Duflo, Esther; Banerjee, Abhijit

The pursuit of rapid growth won’t solve the huge challenges we face. A more honest, humane approach is the answer

“Good economics… is less like the hard sciences and more like engineering or plumbing: it breaks big problems into manageable chunks and tries to solve them with a pragmatic approach – a combination of intuition and theory, trial and acknowledged errors. Good economics starts with some facts that are troubling, makes some guesses based on what we already know about human behaviour and theories that have been shown to work, uses data to test those guesses, refines (or radically alters) its line of attack based on the new set of facts and, eventually, with some luck, gets to a solution.” —from this web article

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/30/changing-world-better-economics-honest-humane

This wave of global protest is being led by the children of the financial crash

Jack Shenker

From Hong Kong to South America to London, young people have had enough of economic, social and ecological collapse

“…we are witnessing the biggest surge in global protest activity since the early 2010s… Despite their disparate grievances, some common threads do bind today’s rebellions together. Tracing them may help clarify the nature of our present political volatility.” —from the web article

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/29/global-protest-children-financial-crash-hong-kong-london

Offshore windfarms ‘can provide more electricity than the world needs’

Jillian Ambrose

Offshore windfarms 'can provide more electricity than the world needs'

“Analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed that if windfarms were built across all useable sites which are no further than 60km (37 miles) off the coast, and where coastal waters are no deeper than 60 metres, they could generate 36,000 terawatt hours of renewable electricity a year. This would easily meeting the current global demand for electricity of 23,000 terawatt hours.” —From web article

theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/24/offshore-windfarms-can-provide-more-electricity-than-the-world-needs

Municipal Elections are here!

Randolph Voller; Cassey Mann

[for Chatham County, NC, excepting Cary]

Early voting for the 2019 municipal elections in Goldston, Pittsboro and Siler City will begin on Wednesday, October 16th... Election Day is November 5, 2019, 6:30am - 7:30pm. More detail in linked pdf: chathamcountyline.org/pdfs/MunicipalElectionsAreHere.pdf | See also Chatham County Board of Elections site: chathamnc.org/government/departments-programs/board-of-elections/ or (919) 545-8500

chathamcountyline.org/shtmls/10-19.shtml

Turf War Blocked CFPB From Helping Fix Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Chris Arnold

“ The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is designed to help firefighters, military service members, nonprofit workers and others. But thousands of people say they were treated unfairly and rejected.” —webpage article

npr.org/2019/10/15/769326896/exclusive-turf-war-blocked-cfpb-from-helping-fix-student-loan-forgiveness-progra

 

Orgs / Businesses (most recent addns)

Orgs displaying: 30  

Institute of Art Therapy, Inc

Advancing the well-being and mental health of diverse North Carolinians through accessible, strengths-based, culturally responsive art therapy…27510

200 N Greensboro St, Suite D-6 Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 381-6068 Exec. Dir: Hilary Rubesin, $49K Annual Rev: $329K Net Assets; $79K

ncati.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: art_therapy mental_health prof_dev

Dover Vineyards

Vinyard - The Farm - CSA - Heirloom Vegetables - Organic (not-gov-cert’d)28025

“Est. 2009” Owner & Manager: Elizabeth Anne Dover Besides vineyard we have "The Farm…” From website Dec 2020: We specialize in growing heirloom varieties of vegetables in the most natural way possible. We don't just have heirloom tomatoes—we have heirloom kale, lettuces, peppers, almost anything you can imagine. You can't get this sort of flavor just anywhere! ____________________ OUR LOCATIONS: THE VINEYARD GARDEN and ADAMS GARDEN Our family is blessed with two properties which have proven excellent for growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Our first location, called the Vineyard Garden, is a field behind the vineyard. The other location, the Adams Garden, is in the front yard of the Adams Family homeplace on Poplar Tent Rd. Produce from the Vineyard Garden can be purchased at The Farm Stand, located beside the vineyard at 3600 Concord Parkway S Tuesday-Friday, 11-6pm. Saturday 9-12. On Saturdays, produce can also be purchased directly from the Adams Garden at 4758 Poplar Tent Rd from 9-12pm. (Currently Closed for the Season)

thefarmatdovervineyards@gmail.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: farm agrarian

Divine Chocolate Ltd

Fairtrade cocoa grown by family farmers in Ghana have stake in company; share in profits. No palm oil. UK-US

A group of cocoa farmers in Ghana voted to set up their own chocolate company and launched the first farmer-owned Fairtrade Chocolate product aimed at the mass market in the UK. Browse the timeline below to find out more. Offices also in Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA.

divinechocolate.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: farm fair_trade

Caramore Community

Empowering people with mental illness, one step at a time. Helping people with mental illness build fulfilling, stable, independent lives.27510

Hours: M-F: 8am-4pm info@caramore.org (919) 967-3402 Jack Simonds Center 550 Smith Level Rd Carrboro, NC 27510 Annual Rev: $2.9M Net Assets: $0.9M Pres./CEO: David Chapman: $106,000 Filed Purposes: "PROVIDING STRUCTURED, SUPPORTED OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOPE AND RECOVERY TO ADULTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. VOCATIONAL AND RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS."

caramore.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: mental_health social_services mental_illness

War Zone Water, Inc.

Solving the world’s conflict zone water crisis with new filtration technology27510

104 R NC Highway 54 Bypass 323 [ The "UPS Store" at Carrboro Plaza ] CARRBORO, NC 27510 President: Aron Woolman $0/year Other board: Nicholas Rowe, William Tabino, Brent Phillips. In July 2021, web site said, "Coming Summer 2018". Annual Rev: $40,000

warzone.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: water filtration

SKJAJA Fund

Community-funded nonprofit that enables kids to participate in extracurricular activities they might not otherwise be able to enjoy.27510

YouthWorx on Main 117 W. Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510 info@SKJAJAfund.org Seven board members listed (non paid). $75,000 annual revenue.

skjajafund.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: children summer_camp music_lessons recreation dance art gymnastics

Arts Center, The

Always inspiring.27510

300-G East Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 929-2787 Annual Rev $1.7M Net Assets: $55K Exec Dir.: Daniel Mayer, $87K. 10 on board of dir. Resumes can be submitted to: mbettger@artscenterlive.org [ Mark Bettger ]

artscenterlive.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: arts education entertainment

Village Hearth Cohousing

LGBT-focused, 55+ cohousing community in Durham NC27705

Email Pat at: VillageHearthCohousing@gmail.com (561) 714-8009 Off Infinity Road Durham, NC 27007 “We are an LGBT-focused, ages 55+, community in Durham, NC, with 15 acres of wooded land just 20 minutes from downtown Durham.”

villagehearthcohousing.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: Cohousing lgbtq retirement_living

Sierra Club - N.C. Chapter

Advocates across the state for a clean, healthy North Carolina27600

sierraclub.org/north-carolina

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: _visi_hm environment climate_change pollution water air_quality energy energy_sources

Counter Tools

We empower communities to become healthier places27510

205 Lloyd Street #211 Carrboro, NC 27510 hello@countertools.org Annual Rev: $1.2M; Net assets: $300K Two exec Dirs make $60-80K Most of board are MPH/PHD/JD

countertops.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: public_health software

Toward Zero Waste

Because every small change matters

“Toward Zero Waste is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting waste-conscious living in North Carolina, through education & inspiration, because every small change matters.” —from website

towardzerowaste.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: pollution environment waste

Living Energy Farm

Intentional community, organic farm, and appropriate technology development center in Louisa, Virginia23093

LEF is home to six long-term residents and children, as well as interns and volunteers. We are completely off the grid and aim to use no fossil fuels. We grow most of our food, and operate an organic farm for income. Our mission is to demonstrate, and promote, technologies and lifestyles that are truly sustainable and accessible to everyone. —from website

livingenergyfarm.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: off_grid energy energy_alt energy_solar ecovillage ag intentional_community

Project Drawdown

The world’s leading resource for climate solutions99999

Project Drawdown is a climate change mitigation project initiated by Paul Hawken and climate activist Amanda Joy Ravenhill. —wikipedia

drawdown.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: individual_action energy_solar environment plastics waste eco_veget energy_sources sustainability electric_vehicles net_zero

Happy Dirt

Foodservice Distributor in Durham, North Carolina27701

“Happy Dirt tells the simple story of how nature's heroes - the pollinators and protectors, clean water and sunshine - under the knowing hands of our farmers - produce and deliver healthy food for you, in balance with nature.”—website. AKA Eastern Carolina Organics (@easterncarolinaorganics)

happydirt.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: organics foodservice

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Farmer-driven, membership-based non-profit organization that helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building systems that family farms need to thrive, and educating communities.27601

NB:Piedmont Farm Tour, annually

Our key program areas are:

  • Farm Services
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Lomax Research & Education Farm
  • Education
    • Sustainable Agriculture Conference
    • Piedmont Farm Tour
    • Organic Commodities & Livestock Conference
    • Workshops for farmers
    • Food safety trainings

Founded in 1979, we are the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture organization in the Southeast. For over three decades, we have successfully united farmers, consumers and businesses to build a just, healthy food and farming future. —website

carolinafarmstewards.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: agriculture local_farm agrarian organic_food family_farms sustainability

International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostatis, Inc

Advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to thrombosis and hemostasis.27510

610 Jones Ferry Rd, No 205 Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 929-3807 headquarters@isth.org Thomas Reiser, Exec Dir, $260K/year Louise St. Germain, Dir of Marketing, Membership, and Public Affairs Annual Rev: $5.5M; Net Assets: $14.5M

isth.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: med_research med_educ clinical_practices

Orange County Artists Guild

An inclusive, non-profit organization of “artists supporting artists,” seeking to increase the visibility and recognition of area artists and craftspeople27510

PO Box 216
Carrboro, NC 27510
info@ocagnc.org
Included arts organizations:
Alamance County Arts Council
ArtsCenter, Carrboro
Artspace, Raleigh
Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission
Chatham Artists Guild
Chatham County Arts Council
Clayworks Guild
Durham Art Guild
Durham Arts Council
North Carolina Arts Council
Orange County Arts Commission
Raleigh Arts Commission
Triangle Potters Guild
Visual Art Exchange

ocagnc.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: arts artists

Chatham News + Record

27344

“Published by Chatham Media Group, LLC
Publisher: Bill Horner III
   (919) 663-3250
bhorner3@chathamnr.com
News + Record (Siler City office):
303 West Raleigh Street
P.O. Box 290 • Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 663-3232
FAX (919) 663-4042

News + Record (Pittsboro office)
19 Hillsboro Street
P.O. Box 459 • Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-3013

chathamnewsrecord.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: newspaper daily_paper news_media local_paper advertising

Chatham County Line

Where all voices are heard - Your community newspaper serving all of Chatham County and southern Orange County, NC since 199927312

P.O. Box 1758
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 949-1274
chathamcountyline@gmail.com

Julian Sereno, Editor
Publishes 10 issues/year.
“The Chatham County Line prints 10,000 full color papers for each edition... Each of 10 editions is mailed directly to the mailboxes of residences and businesses to all of Pittsboro and north of Pittsboro along highway 15-501” —website, October 2019.

chathamcountyline.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: newspaper daily_paper news_media local_paper advertising

The Sneaky Scarf

An Infinity Scarf with a Hidden Pocket27302

Owner: Suragee Thornton
TheSneakyScarf@gmail.com
[2019 Pres. of Destination Downtown Mebane]
[2019 Manager for Mebane Autumn Fest]

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: retail small_business apparel womens_clothing scarves

Destination Downtown Mebane, Inc

Enhancing, developing, revitalizing, and preserving the historic downtown business district27302

P.O. Box 302
Mebane, NC 27302
destinationdowntownmebaneinc@gmail.com
Sponsors monthly events to explore downtown.
Members meet second Wednesday of each month, 9:00am, at Junction on 70.
Owners of business in downtown Mebane may join through form on website.

downtownmebane.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: mebane_nc historic_district econ_dev

Arts and Community Center - City of Mebane

27302

Mebane Arts and Community Center
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
633 Corregidor Street
919-304-3378
Supervisor: Amy Pendergraph, apenderg@cityofmebane.com

cityofmebane.com/city_hall/departments/recreation_and_parks/parks__facilities_and_trails/mebane_arts___community_center___m_a_c_c_

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: mebane_nc event_facilities arts community_center

Recreation and Parks - City of Mebane

Recreation and park services and facilities; open space; leisure services27302

Recreation & Parks
Aaron Davis, Dir., adavis@cityofmebane.com
633 Corregidor Street
919-563-3629

cityofmebane.com/city_hall/departments/recreation_and_parks

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: recreation outdoors nature rental_facilities

City of Mebane

Discover Mebane - Positively Charming27302

Friendly neighborhoods, exceptional amenities, and growing global and local businesses come together to create a vibrant community in Mebane, NC. Come explore, learn, and connect with our positively charming city.” —from website

cityofmebane.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs:

Vegware

Plant-based compostable foodservice packaging92648

“Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. “Our catering disposables are made from plants using renewable, recycled or reclaimed materials, and can all be composted with food waste where accepted. “Vegware has operational bases in the UK, USA, Australia, and Hong Kong, with distribution throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. “Manufacturing the world's best eco products since 2006.” —from company website, 2019-09

vegwareus.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: environment eco_friendly foodservice packaging utensils containers

Alamance Artisans Guild

A Fine Art & Fine Craft Guild27300

P.O. Box 1144
Mebane, NC 27302
“A North Carolina guild formed to nurture the production of fine arts & fine crafts; increase the awareness of handmade objects; facilitate networking among artisans; develop marketing venues for members.” —website
Monthly meetings (except Aug, Dec) at 7:00pm on third Tuesday in Small Dining Room of the Church of the Holy Comforter, 320 East Davis Streeet, Burlington, NC —website, 2019-10-07

alamanceartisans.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: arts_ent guild

Floyd EcoVillage

inviting 75 acre mix of woods, farm fields and gardens located just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the charming town of Floyd.24091

188 EcoVillage Trail
Floyd, VA 24091
(540) 745-4434
“An inviting 75 acre mix of woods, farm fields and gardens located just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the charming town of Floyd. The EcoVillage is growing...” —website

floydecovillage.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage

An aspiring ecovillage… dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.28711

“ Since 1995, we have grown to about 65 adult members and residents, from twenty-somethings to elders, plus about 20 children, infants through teens. We hope to grow to 150 people. We are building homes in 14 neighborhoods and developing on-site businesses as part of our own village‑scale economy.” [from website, September 2019]

earthaven.org

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: ecovillage sustainability

Living Well Community

A growing, intentional community located on the beautiful Deep River in the center of North Carolina27248

“Join us in a community where we share four core values: Sustainability Health & Wellness Honoring the Sacred Service to the Greater Good” “Living Well Community Association is a non-profit homeowners association…” “Lots for sale.” [from website, September 2019]

thelivingwellcommunity.com

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: intentional_community ecovillage multicultural

Boston Review

A Political and Literary Forum00000

“A political and literary forum—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture. Independent and nonprofit, animated by hope and committed to equality, we believe in the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a more just world.” —from their website
Published by the nonprofit Boston Critic, Inc. —wikipedia

bostonreview.net

DESCRIPTOR TAGs: news_media discussion_forum analysis

 

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This article describes the downward spiral of costs for solar and wind energy systems - and their accelerating rates of adoption - to the point that they compete increasingly well against coal and oil, even as tax breaks and subsidies are shrinking.

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Vital for Our Future #2 - Which is really long, but for which overflow-x should be hidden

This article describes the downward spiral of costs for solar and wind energy systems - and their accelerating rates of adoption - to the point that they compete increasingly well against coal and oil, even as tax breaks and subsidies are shrinking.

Jane Doe and John Doe with the assistance of several others

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This article describes the downward spiral of costs for solar and wind energy systems - and their accelerating rates of adoption - to the point that they compete increasingly well against coal and oil, even as tax breaks and subsidies are shrinking.

Jane Doe and John Doe with the assistance of several others

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This article describes the downward spiral of costs for solar and wind energy systems - and their accelerating rates of adoption - to the point that they compete increasingly well against coal and oil, even as tax breaks and subsidies are shrinking.

Jane Doe and John Doe with the assistance of several others

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bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-09-19/solar-and-wind-power-so-cheap-they-re-outgrowing-subsidies

 

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