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For Barter or Worse: Please vote for my video about sharing!

One of my favorite sites, Shareable, is hosting a contest for stories about sharing. My submission to Share or Die is a 5-minute video about our experiences with sharing and bartering in Ithaca, through our business and through the groups Ithaca Freeskool and Share Tompkins. I hope you’ll watch my video and log-in to vote. […]

RENEWBOT – Coming to the streets of Ithaca

21 Boxes is a public art initiative organized by the City of Ithaca Public Arts Commission, Mural Street Art Committee and Ithacans for Public Art. My design, the Renewbot, was selected to be painted on one of 21 electrical boxes around Ithaca! I’m waiting to find out which box is mine, but I’m hoping for […]

Really Really Free Market this Friday

Come to our Really Really Free Market at Southside Community Center this Friday! We’re glad to be a part of the Congo Square Market again this summer and hope to see folks there. Click here for more info. Working with Share Tompkins to help facilitate sharing and mutual aid in Tompkins County has, for me, […]

Report from Our DIY Solar Panel Cooker Freeskool Class

Last Saturday, Shawn Reeves of EnergyTeachers.org came over to our house to give a workshop on how to make a solar panel cooker using recycled materials. Read on for photos and info on how to make your own!

Videos for the Finger Lakes Climate Fund

Since joining the board of Sustainable Tompkins last fall, I’ve been helping them to promote their Finger Lakes Climate Fund through a series of web videos. The fund enables folks to offset their carbon emissions while providing energy efficiency upgrades to local low-income families. Check them out and consider offsetting today!

We’re in the Ithaca Times!

Since moving to Ithaca in 2008, it’s been a dream of mine to be in the Ithaca Times, our local weekly paper, and this week it happened! There’s a full-page piece about our documentary Empowered: Power from the People with quite a bit of back story about my prior filmmaking experience and why Ithaca is […]

In Ithaca We Trust: Adventures in Local Currency

Among its many claims to fame, Ithaca is home to one of the world’s most famous alternative currencies – Ithaca Hours. Celebrating its 20th year, the currency was designed to keep money in the community and bolster local self-reliance. We are currently working with the Ithaca Hours nonprofit to create a new logo as they […]

A Declaration of Interdependence

Via Hour World

Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

MUSIC: A 2012 Playlist

On this momentous May Day, some songs to inspire personal and global revolution. We’re of the mindset that we are experiencing a broad shift in consciousness towards compassion and justice. Want to join us?

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