Posts Tagged "celebrity"

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…)

Happy Mondays’ Bez to stand for election
by SPY_VONDEGA on MAY 12, 2014 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE

Bez from Happy Mondays

Bez goes solar – Happy Sundays

HAPPY Mondays star Bez is living off grid in Wales and planning a move into politics.

Bez, the boggle-eyed freaky dancer from Happy Mondays, the band that defined the hedonistic ecstasy-fuelled 1990s, says he now lives an “organic life” and grows his own food, following his recent decision to launch an anti-fracking campaign.

The dance star plans to stand as a candidate in the UK for Salford and Eccles in their General Election next year. (more…)

Survivalist shaves her armpits, shocker
by SPY_VONDEGA on MARCH 18, 2014 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE

Lifetime supply from Gillette? Or is she a Schick chick?

Lifetime supply from Gillette? Or is she a Schick chick?

Actress Shailene Woodley has been all over the media in recent days with stories of her deep green beliefs and survivalist lifestyle. The 23-year-old actress even gave up her cell phone, according to one report, due to a ‘lack of camaraderie and community’; Shailene studies survival skills in her spare time, including creating fires and shelters in the wilderness; she is very concerned about the environment and for years she had been studying American Indian survival techniques. (more…)

George Soros: Banking “parasites” still leeching off us
by KATIE on MARCH 9, 2014 - 5 Comments in COMMUNITY, WORK

I've got you...under my skin

I’ve got you…under my skin

Billionaire George Soros says the banking sector is a “parasite” holding back the economic recovery and an “incestuous” relationship with regulators means little has been done to resolve the issues behind the 2008 crisis.
“The banking sector is acting as a parasite on the real economy,” Mr Soros says in his new book “The Tragedy of the European Union” (Buy in the UK). (more…)

Off-Gridder tipped as next billionaire
by NICK ROSEN on JANUARY 7, 2014 - 0 Comments in WORK

Amir Taaki, Bitcoin inventor, planned it in HAckspace, Hackney Road, London

Only time you’ll see him smart

London squatter Amir Taaki has been tipped as a budding billionaire by Fortune magazine

The 25-year-old associated with Dark Wallet, an online service that allows people to trade Bitcoins anonymously, was one of two Londoners who first pioneered the digital currency several years ago, planning it in the offices of Hackspace.

In our video interview with him last year, Taaki explains why and how he coded Bitcoin. (more…)

Roscoe Bartlett – a study in self-sufficiency
by NICK ROSEN on JANUARY 5, 2014 - 4 Comments in PEOPLE

A man you'd want to be stranded with

A man you’d want to be stranded with

Writer Jason Koebler went to visit the Off-Grid Congressman – 87-year-old Roscoe Bartlett – for Politico magazine, and the result is a charming portrait of a very dedicated pubic servant who is spending his final years practising what he preaches.

According to Bartlett, a terrorist with a “$100,000 Scud launcher and any crude nuclear weapon” could detonate a bomb above the atmosphere and knock out America’s power grid for more than a year. (more…)

Jesse Ventura Daily Mouth-off
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 17, 2013 - 4 Comments in PEOPLE

Jesse Ventura Off The Grid ORA TV talk showJesse Ventura is launching a daily talkshow on Internet-video.The libertarian rant, to debut next month, will focus, Ventura told Variety, on the hypocrisy of America’s political leaders.

The novelty-politician and former wrestler is a part-time off-grid dweller himself, and an accomplished rabble-rouser. We always enjoy featuring him on the web site and look forward to hearing him sounding off on a range of current events in a show to be titled “Off The Grid.”

Ventura has a difficult time getting his trenchant point of view across in the media (don’t we all). “What we have with Ora.TV is a means to express myself uninhibited. I can say what I feel without censorship.” (more…)

Woody Harrelson plans paper mill
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 11, 2013 - 3 Comments in PEOPLE

eco-paper made from wheat not trees

Harrelson: smart paper

Actor Woody Harrelson is planning to raise money for Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. a private company he started 15 years back.
Prairie Paper makes its paper using a different mix of material from normal: 80% of the inputs come from wheat straw and the rest from recycled fibre. The paper is known as Step Forward Paper. It’s available on Amazon US, and at Staples, Lyreco and Basics.
In a posting on its website, “Out of the Furnace” star Harrelson, who is holding up a box of paper, said “it’s good for the forests, it’s good for the farmers and it’s good for our future.”
The company’s tree-free paper is produced in India – because no ecomill is available in North America and Europe. The ultimate goal is to “build a 100% tree-free, off-the-grid, eco-friendly, chlorine-free mill on the Prairies where millions of tonnes of leftover wheat straw is readily available,” said Christina Marshall, director of marketing. (more…)

Bye-bye Lulu
by SPY_VONDEGA on OCTOBER 27, 2013 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE

Lou Reed lived off grid on his final yearsLou Reed was known as Lulu to his friends. It was his gay name, given to him by Andy Warhol.

He went off the grid in 2010, when he learned he was dying.

He started producing ghostly photos – anticipating his future.

We wrote about it at the time, here: http://www.off-grid.net/2010/02/07/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side/

You can find out much more about his bisexual years with the Andy Warhol circus here


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