I’m looking at the party-line storybook future, and it seems that they all lived happily ever after! It’s a win-win.  Big Carbon gets to stay in the game for another generation by offering a golden “natural gas bridge” to a better future for mankind and the planet. For our sakes, they will drill baby drill any blessed (or cursed) place on earth til the last drop. And we should thank them for fracking us into tomorrow. (Or maybe not.) The ALT folks ramp up, …

Alternative Energy: Business as Usual. With Less Carbon. Read more »

Yes, the official Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22. We’re just being very intentional and making the day accessible to working parents and their children, farmers and out-of-town visitors.  Below are the details. See you there! [su_divider top=”no”] Floyd Virginia Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Floyd EcoVillage on Franklin Pike. This is a FREE, FUN educational event. Guest speaker from Mother Earth News to describe tips on growing ginseng. Eco activities for children. Free local tree seedlings. Local ecological …

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April 22, 1970. None of the students I spoke to recently could tell me the year of the first Earth Day. After all, some of their parents weren’t even born yet. Those young people had no historical context of the event, had no sense of what lead up to that important day. And yet, it was largely the energy and passion and concern of people their age 44 years ago that propelled Earth Day into a global event now celebrated every year in more …

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▶ First off, let me say the the doctor discounted the sudden lesion I reported yesterday as being related to or resulting from a tick. He called it a skin infection (one odd-looking puncture wound?) and put me on Doxycyclin–which is the same med that would be effective against Lyme Disease. So we’re letting sleeping ticks lie. I was not comforted when he said that the arm pit was “an unusual place for a tick to be.” I’d put it right up there with behind …

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Image by from eye to pixel via Flickr Here’s a question begging real opinions and suggestions, so do weigh in. Given a short time to prepare, competition by little out of the way Floyd County for speakers invited the same April weekend to Earth Programs in other larger cities, and a short block of time in which to hold the attention of an audience (perhaps in the high school auditorium again)… What should be the focus of such a program? It should inform and …

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