Abundant Planet host Lonnie Gamble speaks with Sustainable Living Coalition founder Grover Stock and Frank Cicela of Clipper Wind Turbines of Cedar Rapids. The SLC is hoping to hire Frank as Executive Director to take the community-based non-profit to the next level. He has been instrumental in facilitating a wide array of equipment donations for sustainablity projects in Fairfield, like arranging key equipment donors for KRUU-FM's solar project.
This weekend, August 22, the SLC is hosting a day of activities including tours of the new state-funded Fairfield Ecological Design Center and Cypress Villages' LEED platinum building, as well as a series of free eco-workshops, and a gala fundraising dinner in the evening at the center.
BioTour is a journey that aims to enliven the sustainable energy movement, while exploring the depths of America—the people, land, and culture.
BioTour educates about global warming, peak oil and sustainable energy, bringing people together for discussion, exploration and celebration. The BioTour project demonstrates a different way of living and conceiving of energy, one in which human civilization exists in balance with the natural world.
Co-directors Ethan Burke and Alan Palm purchased the BioBus in August of 2006 and were inspired to expand BioTour into a year-round full-time project traveling to all 48 of the continental United States. BioTour now has a new partner, co-director and documentarian, Cat Hainfeld, who specializes in web design, videography, and photography. Brian Burke has joined to round out the crew, and BioTour is ready to kick off the Spring 2007 Tour in April.
This week's show features hosts Kelley Custer and Brian Robbins with guest Ben Stallings. Ben spent a year riding 7000 miles on a recumbent bike, visiting ecovillages and other green projects on the way. After his journey, he settled in Fairfield, where he continues to live a car-free life. Ben discusses his trip and the benefits and challenges of life without a car.