• Archive for October, 2008

    A Back-of-the-Envelope Master at work (on how to get renewable drinking water for 2m people.)

    by  • October 13, 2008 • Personal, Science, The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson on Global Swadeshi fleshing out how to provide water security for the Canary Islands. I just love this post. This is exactly the kind of magic that I hoped that Global Swadeshi would produce. Now let’s build it! I’ll note that the same logic applies to the dry coastlines of Africa too. And [...]

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    The First Annual Open Sustainability Network Conference – 18/19 of Oct, 2008

    by  • October 13, 2008 • Hexayurt, The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    http://www.appropedia.org/Open_Sustainability_Network And they’re having an event next week ======== OSNCamp is the gathering for all those interested in openness and knowledge sharing for a “just sustainability”. It is also the first gathering of the Open Sustainability Network. What’s it about? Thousands of organizations and millions of people are currently working to effectively tackle a set [...]

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    EU to ban incandescent lightbulbs.

    by  • October 13, 2008 • The Global Picture • 5 Comments

    Four years ago, I said You know when I’ll say we’re taking environmentalism seriously as a people? When the government *BANS* incandescent lighting in general applications. Just flat out bans it, like they did with PCBs or lead-based paint or other hazardous substances. That’s how real change is effected. We have arrived.

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    The Gupta Option is Open for Business

    by  • October 11, 2008 • Hexayurt, Personal • 0 Comments

    The Biz.GuptaOption.Com site is now open for business. Anybody interested in commercializing my work, or meeting those others who are interested in commercializing my work, please drop me an email. The site is private, for the moment, although I will discuss opening it up fully with the key players once the site is up and [...]

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    Vandana Shiva in Iceland

    by  • October 10, 2008 • Iceland • 0 Comments

    Vandana Shiva is visiting in Iceland and I’d very, very, very much like to meet her to discuss things like the Global Swadeshi Network. Can anybody who’s reading this make the connection to let that happen? hexayurt@gmail.com you know where to call…

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    Food security shopping in Iceland

    by  • October 9, 2008 • Personal • 4 Comments

    Download the PDF here I spent $100 (ISK 10,000) to buy a two month basic food supply. Today, in Iceland, the Krona stopped trading on the international markets. People are talking about an Argentinean-style financial collapse. I do not think that Iceland will experience food security issues, but it would be deeply ironic for a [...]

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    Setting up a complimentary currency in Iceland?

    by  • October 9, 2008 • Iceland, Personal • 0 Comments

    Iceland’s currency has completely collapsed threatening things like an IMF bailout. Which, as you know, worked great for Argentina in 1999. I’m wondering about setting up a local exchange and trading system for Iceland to help people through what’s going on. I could use some technical resources inside of Iceland (for obvious reasons the servers [...]

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