Category Archives: Energy

Winter Plans from Abundant Michigan/Permaculture Ypsi

Hello Everyone, I wanted to invite you all to the upcoming (Nov. 5th, 5:30-7:30pm) monthly permaculture group meet up. We are shifting our focus a little bit in that we will focus, for the next several monthly gatherings, on more … Continue reading

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Potlucking w Transition Ypsilanti

Transition Ypsilanti continues with regular inflows of energy from a variety of people. The idea of the Facebook page as the center of action continues to work pretty well, but some folks were feeling the lack of face-to-face interaction. (The … Continue reading

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Lovely Rocket Stove Hearth

1 Photos – Google+. Found this lovely rocket stove adaptation through the forums at Permies.com.  I believe the burn chamber in this picture is below the cooking pots.  Behind the hearth, you can see the warming bench.  The exhaust pipes … Continue reading

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Climate Action Plan for Ypsilanti

I was interviewed a month or so ago by Valerie of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance.  It seems her organization will be helping Ypsilanti to achieve a community-based climate action plan — something that is the goal of all Transition Initiatives. … Continue reading

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Sustainability Film Series Update

The Sustainability Film Series continues to grow and change. The collaboration between the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Transition Ypsi, and Growing Hope remains strong and in December, we will add another partner, the Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue branch. Showing films … Continue reading

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No Impact Week

Individual change? Or working towards collective change? I’ve been putting energy towards collective change for 5 years thru Sustainable Ypsi and Transition Ypsi (and Growing Hope, and the Food Co-op, etc., etc., etc.) so I believe deeply in the need … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Weather of the Future

The Weather of the Future by Heidi Cullen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great concept — first half gives the science and the second half includes case studies of representative places and what their weather will look like in … Continue reading

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