Category — EVENTS

London party for Finding Infinity
by SPY_VONDEGA on SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS, SOLAR

Vivienne-Westwood-UK-in-France-via-Flickr-260x173London, 4 September 2014 – Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood held the first of a series of solar-powered parties to promote the use of renewable energy.

The designer teamed with Ross Harding of a social enterprise that promotes renewable energy, Finding Infinity, and a U.K. crowdfunding platform, Trillion Fund, for a party called Off the Grid, which took place in east London at Snap Studios. (more…)

Invisible Woman re-elected
by NICK ROSEN on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 - 1 Comment in EVENTS

Media conspiracy  - or are the Green just so boring they send everyone to sleep

Green gathering – Natalie who?

They just don’t get it do they?

The Green Party, once the repository for the hopes and dreams of UK environmentalists, continues to do everything it can to make itself unelectable.

The party conference currently being held somewhere in the UK just announced they re-elected the existing leader to be leader again. In a tacit recognition that nobody had noticed, the press release reminds us that the Invisible Woman is named Natalie Bennet and she has two other equally invisible deputies.

Ms Bennet has the added feature of speaking in an Australian accent – which most voters find incredibly confusing. To lead a British political party is to apply to lead the British nation. On the Today programme this morning listeners were asking – “why is some Ozzie lecturing us about the environment? – They can’t even keep their own country clean.” (more…)

Nick Rosen appearances this month
by SPY_VONDEGA on AUGUST 5, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS

Utah public radio, USA on 20th August at 9AM MST for one hour

OFF-GRID FESTIVAL on 14th August at 3pm

Contact nick@off-grid.net with any questions or to meet at festival.

FOR A FESTIVAL DISCOUNT – follow this link:

https://offgrid.eventbrite.co.uk/?discount=OFFGRID10

Here’s another few bits and pieces from the website to whet your appetites:

http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/off-grid-2014-one-planet-community-festival/

http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/line-up-a-z/

http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/build-the-change-off-grid-2014/

https://www.facebook.com/offgrid.festival.page

Local pols nix home in a field
by SUPERJOE on JULY 22, 2014 - 5 Comments in COMMUNITY, EVENTS

A dead Bat will not save him from eviction

Jonathan HIll -hopes have died

A man who built a straw bale house in his own field without planning permission has been ordered to tear it down and become homeless

Jonathan Martin, 51, of Waterbrook, Limeburn Hill, Chew Magna, was taken to court by Bath and North East Somerset Council for the second time in seven months because he had failed to act on an enforcement order to demolish the house and return the land to its original state.
He branded the second court by the local authority “absolutely ridiculous” and said he had told the council that the presence of roosting bats had delayed removing the structure. (more…)

Total Luxury with no Utilities
by SALLY BUCHAN on JULY 22, 2014 - 1 Comment in EVENTS

Zanzibar, Tanzania new hotelA luxury hotel with no mains utilities is being built on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania.

The Uzuri Hotel Resort, anticipated to open in early 2016, will be a village resort including 60 individual cabanas and five larger villas, together with restaurants, bars, yoga, meditation spaces and massage cabanas.

The cabanas will make use of shade and sea breeze to help create a natural ventilation system within the hotel interiors. Rain water will be harvested and two wells will be built on site to pump salty water into a desalination plant, supplying clean, fresh water to the whole resort. (more…)

French company joins solar industry march to west Texas
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 27, 2014 - 1 Comment in COMMUNITY, ENERGY, EVENTS, SOLAR, WRETHA

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Yet another solar company is looking cash in on the wide-open skies of West Texas.

Paris-based Solairedirect has announced plans for a two-phase, 100-megawatt solar farm on a ranch about 14 miles east of Alpine in rural Brewster County. By the company’s estimates, the plant could bring power to about 25,000 homes.

It would rival California competitor Recurrent Energy’s plans to build its own 150-megawatt plant in West Texas. Recurrent hasn’t yet said where exactly in the region it will build what would be the state’s largest single solar facility.

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Stars of “America Unplugged” are modern MacGyvers
by AMY SUAREZ on JUNE 14, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS

Building a tiny homeRyan Lapinski always wanted to be MacGyver, the TV character solving problems with a bit of candle wax and a plastic bag.

“I watched that show religiously … that pretty much got me interested in outdoors. Blame it all on MacGyver, I guess,” he said.

The 26 June show in the new series “America Unplugged,” on the Sportsman Channel, will feature. Lapinski and his wife, Adda Lamon, as they build an off-grid home in East Brady, Pennsylvania.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I just preferred camping over being in a structure,” said Lapinski, 38, a native of the South. (“Pick a Southern state and chances are, I’ve lived there for a little bit.”) (more…)

Solar Flares set to strike Friday
by AMY SUAREZ on JUNE 1, 2014 - 1 Comment in EVENTS

Three solar flares in the past 48 hours let forth a giant spray of particles from Earth’s sun. There is a risk that the particles will KO a large number of the planet’s satellites and communication systems.

A ‘coronal mass ejection’ (CME), a huge cloud of irradiated particles and a magnetic shockwave, could strike on Friday.
The flares already caused brief disruptions to high frequency communications, such as radio broadcasts and aircraft communications, disrupting military radio and aircraft control towers.

The X-grade solar flares were on Tuesday morning at 7.42am and 8.52am – X being the most powerful kind of solar flare – and a third X-class flare early yesterday. (more…)

See our latest Video – a mini-manifesto
by NICK ROSEN on MAY 31, 2014 - 1 Comment in COMMUNITY, EVENTS, OFF-GRID 101

Please tell your friends and spread the word about our great new, short film “Off-Grid – Free Yourself”


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