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Beyond Discouragement: Repair One Dishwasher, Repair the World

Posted: 05.15.2022 no comments

 

by Jon Biemer   The repairman said the dishwasher’s diverter valve had failed. “That decides whether to shoot jets of water through the lower or upper spray arms.” Our automatic dishwasher typically requires less water, energy, soap and time than hand washing. “However,” the man said, “ASKO no longer makes parts for its out-of-warrantee appliances.” […]

 

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Our Climate Crisis: from Denial to Disconnection

Posted: 08.15.2021 no comments

 

by David Houle (previously published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune)   If you read this newspaper, or any other newspaper, or watch the news on television, you know that we have entered a climate crisis that is deadly real. It can no longer be denied.      Here are just a few of the stories […]

 

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La’au Ha’awi: Planting Hope on Maui  

Posted: 03.22.2021 no comments

 

  edited by Jon Biemer   A modest cadre of dedicated folks on the island of Maui, Hawai‘i, just completed an elegant initiative to provide local food, sequester carbon dioxide, and reduce transportation carbon emissions. Plant a lot of fruit trees where they will be appreciated.     Volunteers planting fruit trees at Ka Hale […]

 

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Precedent for the Next Green New Deal

Posted: 08.10.2020 no comments

 

by Jon Biemer   There is talk of a Green New Deal. Pundits complain that it is merely a wish list of social, environmental and economic proposals. That it lacks substance. That it is going to be expensive. But there is ample precedence we can make it happen.     The Original New Deal   […]

 

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The Road Not Taken

Posted: 02.11.2020 no comments

 

I ran across a music video on YouTube last night. It was produced in 1987 by an Australian band named Midnight Oil. The song (you may remember it) is “Beds Are Burning”. It resonated with me because of the recent fires in Australia. It seems eerily prescient now.   “How do we sleep while our […]

 

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Let’s Talk Solutions

Posted: 11.04.2019 no comments

 

What feelings or thoughts come up when you think about global warming? What’s on your mind — your fears, doubts, questions? I’ve been asking this question a lot lately, during community meetings called Introduction to Drawdown.   At the start of our two-hour meeting, when people are invited to call out what’s on their mind about global warming, the […]

 

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