Old solar panels became #solarpunk window well covers on our building. They still throw off a bit of power, so we're going to connect small batteries and LED strips for nighttime under-lighting...
When I was born in the 1980s, a thing that people did was gift savings bonds, so when I turned 18 I had a few thousand dollars to put towards college expenses, etc.
Now that I'm having a kid (very soon!), I've been thinking that it would be cool if there was some equivalent of solar/renewable energy bonds that could be given to kids in small denominations to offset some carbon while setting them up with a resource that matures at adulthood.
Anyone know of an existing version of such a thing?
Invest via their community share offer and become part of the new learning platform #coop
"MyCoolClass is a new co-operative owned by teachers, workers, and investors.
Our mission is to bring fairness and equity to a sector defined by rampant profiteering and exploitation, in which both teachers and students are both exploited by platform owners"
I just learned that FedCo Seeds is a hybrid worker/consumer co-op that has been around for a good long time: https://www.fedcoseeds.com/
I'm going to join, and I really want to learn more about their experiences!
One thing I don’t miss from birbsite: it was constantly showing me ads for treatments for Peyronie’s disease. I have no idea what convinced the algorithm that my wang is bent, but it was determined to get me help https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peyronies-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353468
Talked to a local reporter for an article about a month ago about #WorkerCoops in #Vermont, and I was not expecting the final product to be as in-depth as it turned out to be: https://mountaintimes.info/vermont-leads-in-worker-co-ops/
I encounter far too many people in the #coop world (particularly food co-ops) who have NO IDEA how retained member equity functions in co-ops. For all their faults, electric co-ops are actually pretty good about this, and I found this short video that explains how what they refer to as "capital credits" work: https://youtu.be/4jahev0xJ_M
slight doomer vibes
The news around #CookingOil shortages/price spikes has inspired me to propose that my hackerspace spend part of its shared tools budget on a seed oil press/extractor.
One of my favourite things about 3d printing is bringing things back to life that would otherwise be rubbish. I got this “broken” tripod at our local recycle shop missing its quick release. 10 minutes with callipers and CAD and I have a working “GoPro style” mount. #reuse
Update, it's about to haaaaaappppen:
#gardening update early May in central Georgia. Tomatoes started indoors between Jan and Feb, planted outdoors Mar 20 (a little dicey, an April 1 frost is common but didn't hit this year), set fruit in the last two weeks and now getting halfway to big... (these in front are Cherokee Purple from seed I saved from some my mom grew last year)
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.