new blog… about

Welcome to my Blog within the Living Energy Learning Center.   This Blog will focus on cutting edge, critical + original thinking, and most importantly focusing on making GOOD TURNS along the path within WTR:  Work that reconnects.

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For those of you who are ‘switching’ to this blog, a note from our Operations Director (Fred Klammt) : Thanks for all your kind words over the past decade (especially my CSUS Green Business students).  I will be transferring a few of the blogs from my previous blog  site   http://fredecoblog.blogspot.com/ You may have noticed there were no postings in the last few months.

This ‘new’ blog will encompass ALL  these topics:

– updating Living Energy Learning Center + WinSol progress,

  • good turns along the path the Joana Macy’s Work that Reconnects (WTR)

– Practical, everyday regenerative + lo-cost projects + demos

– Community microgrids + global progress + utilities’ reactions

– Community development + leading issues in living together.

– Real (positive) Renewable Energy, Sustainability, green chemistry issues

I’d like to get conversations + dialogue started – maybe through a forum or chat room – TBD – stay tuned.  If at any time, I am not keeping with the main theme, or losing my ‘edge’, I would like people to nudge me – social media feedback (yikes! -:)

Initially this blog will be private, but soon it will become public.   I will be using social media to drive traffic here

All of this website + blog  content will be covered by a creative commons copyright – open source sharing, giving credit where credit is due.

With that in mind, I’ll be following Paul Wheaton’s excellent permies business model – except it will be more science and mainstream focused, without the opinionated twists.

 

 

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LeLc: Living Energy Learning Center + RCD: Regenerative Community Development by Fred Klammt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.rcd33.wordpress.com.

Ecovillage + Sieben linden

On my 4th visit to Sieben Linden in Germany, I noticed some changes in the air.  There were the same (or a bit less) people there, and several of the ‘veterans’ seemed to be fading into the background or moving on.  But overall there was still the peacefulness, compassion, love + kindness and JOY pervading all over.

imageThis is the new addition to the main hall/lodge.  It has a small retail store downstairs and a beautiful new dining room that seats over 100 on the second floor with an outdoor heating area.

This fourth visit was very different from my previous ones, since I was now actively involved in Lost Valley on the West Coast of the USA.  I am also more familiar with the inside details of legal + finance issues of communities.  And most importantly, I was founding a new company focusing on community development (RCD).

On this visit, I had some personal instruction on sociocracy and how its governance is different from consensus and other processes.   The double linked communication links present a new alternative to one-way communication and connections between people all trying to reach a common consensus.  Time will tell.

WinSol LeLc update

The Living Energy Learning Center geodesic dome is in its final year of construction.   About 40% of the dome us covered,  4 planters are in place around the perimeter to guide the first wave of green roof vines.
As soon as 80% is covered and blue skies prevail,  the winter floor coverings will be removed and then get ready for an earthen floor embedded with 60% ceramic tile.

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LeLc: Living Energy Learning Center + RCD: Regenerative Community Development by Fred Klammt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.rcd33.wordpress.com.

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to the launching of my new blog on REGENERATION

This blog + subject matter is a natural evolution of my previous blogs and my life’s path. It is based on two personal beliefs:

(1) I believe that sustainability has become just another marketing campaign to sell us more (albeit ‘green’) stuff.  We can do better – hence ‘regeneration’.

(2) I also believe that community is what we need – all of us.  We need to connect with our fellow travelers (we are all from the same stardust) within a new form of community.

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On this blog I will post current issues that are beyond the standard ‘eco-blog’ (my previous blog google link:  http://fredecoblog.blogspot.com/  ) that filled my life for the past 10+ years. You may have noticed there was no posting in the last few months.

This blog will be based on critical thinking + include:

– updates on WinSol and its Living Energy Learning Center

– Practical, everyday regenerative + lo-cost projects + demos

– Community microgrids,   local + global progress,  utilities’ death spiral

– Community development + leading issues in living together

–  Energy  permaculture,  green chemistry issues

 

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Creative Commons License
LeLc: Living Energy Learning Center + RCD: Regenerative Community Development by Fred Klammt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.rcd33.wordpress.com.