I started futzing around with things to do with recycling *ALL THE THINGS!* after I realised how much waste we produce now compared to my childhood. (A long time ago, yo. Fact.)
So I started becoming more and more activist. I've written blogs from my BBS days to the present, currently have about six I'm solely juggling all the writing for, as well as trying to find surefire ways to actually recycle stuff, and the usual stuff a retired old fart does when he and his wife both have some age-related medical issues and so forth.
Anyhow - long story short, I'm hoping to find -minded people who want to do stuff and get involved. I'm hoping there are a few here.
Projects I've started to roll and all need thinktanks / people who want to run with them. Let me be clear - none of these are for profit. If someone wants to turn one into a business, you're welcome to do so. In fact, some of these ideas won't ever come to life unless they're turned into businesses - or capitalism implodes.
isn't so much a business as a thing that can be achieved with lobbying lobbying lobbying and more lobbying. The idea is that every member country contributes some capital, and selects ten or so people to represent them, and the entire purpose of the ZFF group is to draft legislation that each member country will be required to abide by, related to shutting down fossil fuel power plant, removing ICEVs, and putting high tariffs on virgin plastic.
is similar to Precious Plastic but I'm finding recycling uses for machines and gadgets people have in the home already, or designing simple machines that can be made, to make recycling really simple, so easy that it can be done as a cottage industry or by small community groups, for profit or community benefit.
is an idea that spreads a lot of tentacles. Mainly it's a way to use solar panel farms to grow vegetables underneath, tended by farmbots, and picked up for market with EV trucks, and sold (*possibly from those trucks*) in suburbs where access to fresh food isn't always as good as the more affluent ones. It can spread to EV charging stations so that the EV trucks can charge en route, and should be made available for public use as well at low cost.
And there are always more.
TBH a lot of these aren't do-able by even a huge group of volunteers - but if everyone spreads the word, it'll reach the right ears and eyes - and then some person with capitalistic leanings will take it, run with it, and so make it come about anyway.
So that's this community. I'd love any discussions and also if anyone knows a good way to brainstorm these ideas and so forth. I realise this sounds dodgy af but I am really not interested in profiting from any of these ideas, but I'm sure they all have some useful bits to them and I'd like to share. At my age, I just want to see things improve for the planet (*and us I guess, if we can learn to be better stewards*) and as quickly as possible.
( *Oh and the news stand URL has a feed of blog posts from all my blogs so you can get a sense of who I am and what I'm about. I hope you'll be kind. . . * )