July 23, 2008 - 3:51pm
Video: Alternative Energy on the Farm
July 23, 2008 - 4:14pm#1
This is so encouraging. What a model of innovation and self-determination! Talk about self sufficiency. He's gone ahead and adapted existing technology in response to what's happening now, and is actually improving on his farm's environmental impact while becoming more productive and (hopefully) more profitable. It stands to reason that being close to the soil gives our farmers a greater appreciation for responsible stewardship, and this report is concrete evidence of that. What might seem a small step is in reality the type of individual acceptance of personal responsibility that will make a real change now instead of hoping and waiting for something, somewhere to change so we don't have to do anything different or make any sacrifices. This story needs to be seen by more people, and to that end, I hope the readers of The Batavian will forward the link to their Email contacts in praise of the resourceful nature of the people of this area.
July 23, 2008 - 5:48pm#2
Russ, I agree! There are wonderfully resourceful people in our community. Did you see my post from July 3rd?
July 23, 2008 - 5:51pm#3
How many more local businessmen/women have come up with answers like these to help move us forward on energy independence? If there enough examples, what would be the chances of getting them together to highlight their efforts?
July 23, 2008 - 5:53pm#4
I'm in -- sound the call for others! What do you say, editors of The Batavian? Are you ready to pitch in here?
July 23, 2008 - 7:09pm#5
Loren, we already don't run giant presses, buy paper by the ton or ink by the barrel, drive cars and trucks on delivery routes ... any other suggestions?
July 23, 2008 - 10:07pm#6
Howard, I meant that your help would be invaluable in soliticing other stories like the ones highlighting Mr. Gammell and Mr. Rigoni's efforts.
July 23, 2008 - 10:18pm#7
Ahhh, Howard, that made me laugh. I got an Email reply from another blog asking to feature the story (ies) and link to the Batavian in an effort to move this story out to more readers.
July 23, 2008 - 10:27pm#8
@Loren we would love more such stories. Help us find them. @Russ we love people linking to The Batavian. Please encourage.