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Link Weston A Price Foundation remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  Be sure to check out 15 myths of vegetarianism. Be sure to read Sally Fallon's book "Nourishing Traditions"!
Link Healing Wise: healing simple remote url Link 2003-08-11 2003-08-11
  Kimchi at Earthaven let me borrow this book (_Healing Wise_)... A good introduction to herbalism in the wise woman tradition, using a simple approach and readily available plants. She also lent me _Plant Spirit Medicine_ by Eliot Cowan. An earlier related book I read was _Sastun : One Woman's Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer and Their Efforts to Save the Vani_, as well as Tom Brown's Herbal book (but did not have time to finish). Soon I hope to go on a walk with herbalist Frank Cook, who has been here at Earthaven for the permaculture gathering.
Link eRideShare remote url Link 2003-08-19 2003-08-19
  eRideShare.com is a FREE service for connecting commuters, or travelers going the same way. We hope that you'll find this service a good way to commute or travel inexpensively, and maybe even make a few friends. Thanks for making eRideShare.com the top carpool and cross-country rideshare site in the US and Canada!
Link ACCESS- Eurocities for a new mobility culture remote url Link 2003-08-19 2003-08-19
  Launched in 1994 in the context of the Fifth Environmental Action Programme "Towards Sustainability", ACCESS is a joint initiative of the European Commission and Eurocities. ACCESS - Eurocities for a New Mobility Culture is a local authority network aiming to promote a new mobility culture throughout Europe, in order to combat congestion, improve air quality, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise The Annual General Meeting in Strasbourg on 18 May 2001 decided the merge between the former Car Free Cities Network and the Transport Committee of Eurocities. The resulting ACCESS - Eurocities for a New Mobility Culture is now the common initiative dealing with transport related issues within Eurocities.
Link Santa Barbara Car Free remote url Link 2003-08-19 2003-08-19
  Santa Barbara Car Free is a cooperative initiative led by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, with many other partners. This project was originally called Take a Vacation from Your Car. Our goal is to encourage car free, carefree transportation to, and around, Santa Barbara, to promote cleaner air. The program has received a grant of federal transportation monies, and is currently using existing promotional tools and developing new ones to help tourists and residents "take a vacation from their cars."
Link Nick's Long Walk remote url Link 2003-08-23 2005-10-24
  A site about Nick's walk of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2001: I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for Bay Area Wilderness Training, a project of the Earth Island Institute in San Francisco, which seeks to improve access to the wilderness for urban youth.
Link In an unpredictable way remote url Link 2003-08-30 2003-08-30
  Michele (male) from this project visited Earthaven and was memorable. I don't expect CFU visitors to benefit a lot from their site- but I do wish to make a note of it. I hope to bicycle or walk my way there, eventually! The following URL gives a better description of the craziness that occurs there: http://www.newhorizons.org/trans/international/carter.htm
Link Coast to Coast for Camp Courageous remote url Link 2003-08-31 2003-08-31
  "My bicycle tour across the country to benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa" I met Dusty after coming down a near-vertical four miles at Vesuvius off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.... He was planning to do a double century the next day. He made it across the country in 37 days (on a triangle frame!!)!! not something I'd recommend. I was reminded of his site after doing a search for "carfreeuniverse" and it does appear he is an uber athlete of sorts. Congratulations Dusty! Camphill.org and Sally Fallon come to mind... (you've got to eat right to keep riding like that)
Link PlanetWalk John Francis remote url Link 2003-09-01 2005-06-05
  I'm using the link to the article on Matt Griffith's Tour Tales site because "Planetwalk.org":http://www.planetwalk.org/ was down. "Meet the man who spent 17 years in silence and eschewed cars for 22" 2005-06-04 update: I found an excellent "interview with John Francis":http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2005/05/10/hertsgaard-francis/index.html. Here are some excerpts I liked the most:<blockquote>The environmental pilgrim says he took his vow of silence as a gift to his community "because, man, I just argued all the time." But it may have been Francis who benefited most of all. For the first time, he found he was able to truly listen to other people and the larger world around him, transforming his approach to both personal communication and environmental activism. ... "Most of my adult life I have not been listening fully. I only listened long enough to determine whether the speaker's ideas matched my own. If they didn't, I would stop listening, and my mind would race ahead to compose an argument against what I believed the speaker's idea or position to be." ... That was one of the tearful lessons for me. Because when I realized that I hadn't been listening, it was as if I had locked away half of my life. I just hadn't been living half of my life. Silence is not just not talking. It's a void. It's a place where all things come from. All voices, all creation comes out of this silence. So when you're standing on the edge of silence, you hear things you've never heard before, and you hear things in ways you've never heard them before. And what I would disagree with one time, I might now agree with in another way, with another understanding. ... How we relate to one another is essential to environmentalism. If you're not talking about human rights, economic equity, mutual respect, you're not really dealing with the environment. Trees are wonderful. Birds and flowers are wonderful. They're all part of the environment. But we're part of the environment too and how we treat each other is fundamental. ... Finally one of the women said, "Why are you afraid of riding in cars? Is it a religious thing?" And I said, "No, it's not religious." "Is it a spiritual practice or something?" I said, "No." She says, "Well, it's principles, huh?" And I grab onto that: "Principles! Yes, it's principles!" And she tells me, "Honey, if you can suspend your principles for five minutes, we can drive your butt to the hospital." And I think about it and all I come up with is, "I don't think principles work that way. You can't just suspend them for five minutes." Eventually, they let me walk. ... In 1994, after 22 years, you decided to ride in vehicles again. Why? Walking had become a prison for me. While it was appropriate to stop walking when I did, over the years it had calcified, because I never revisited my decision not to ride in cars. [One day,] as I was walking, I thought about the fact that I had worked at the Coast Guard, I had worked on the Exxon oil spill. And if they had said to me, "John, we could hire you, but you have to ride in a car and fly a plane," I would have said, "I'm sorry, I guess I can't work for you then." And that would have been the wrong answer. So I decided I needed to break out of the prison.</blockquote>
Link Peace Pilgrim remote url Link 2003-09-01 2003-09-01
  From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling herself only "Peace Pilgrim" walked more than 25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." In the course of her 28 year pilgrimage she touched the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of individuals all across North America. Her message was both simple and profound. It continues to inspire people all over the world: "This is the way of peace: overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love." This site is devoted to information about Peace Pilgrim. Included is the entire text of a little booklet and spiritual classic called Steps Toward Inner Peace which outlines her pilgrimage and, more importantly, her peace message that covered the entire peace picture: peace among nations, groups, individuals, and the very important inner peace - because that is where peace begins.
Link Deep Fun remote url Link 2003-09-03 2003-09-03
  I found out about deep fun when researching/ looking for online info about Stewart Brand, the New Games Book (and tournament) and Earth Ball. There's some neat stuff on Bernie DeKoven's site. "Bernie DeKoven, aka Major FUN, writes a daily column called the 'FunDay Times.' He also publishes Major FUN's Daily Briefing and The Well-Played Game. a book that helped to revolutionize physical education worldwide. Through this website and discussion group he helps people from all over the world learn how to enrich their lives through cooperative, open-ended, spontaneous games. He teaches his Lessons from The Well-Played Game to government and charitable organizations, businesses and individuals in recovery."
Link Skate Mount Kilimanjaro remote url Link 2003-09-04 2003-09-04
  I found out about this craziness back when researching ways of travelling besides the bicycle. The about.com page has nice presentation but http://www.xtreme-xperience.com/Main/MtKil.html loads faster. At Earthaven I've also had the privilege of meeting Gaspar who has put large rollerblade wheels on his roller skates and gone on long skating / hitching trips.
Link breezer bikes remote url Link 2003-09-14 2004-05-21
  from an article in sept 2003 _bicycling_, "Joe Breeze Wants to Change the World. Again." Joe Breeze is trying to get more people biking, by offering a bike that can be used for commuting, and also lobbying for the bike trail infrastructure (on which the bikes will be ridden) to be built. This focus on trails (according to the article) makes him a 'facilities' activist as opposed to a 'vehicular' activist. See http://johnforester.com/ for a vehicular activist.
Link The Farm Community remote url Link 2003-09-19 2003-09-19
  The real web site for the farm. Not "www.thefarm.org," which is only for the Ecovillage Training Center. There is one carfree couple here with a 3(?) year old daughter- Allison and Schmuel, who know Randy Ghent of carbusters from their time working for EarthFirst! journal in Missoula, Montana, USA. I hope to write more later.
Link Crazy Guy on a Bike: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals remote url Link 2003-09-19 2003-12-11
  Andy(?) of the ACRC Recyclery told me about this page. Matt's tourtales site is another similar one. 2003-12-11: now that I look at it, it is very similar in set up to this site. And I found some people in Monterey!
Link European Cyclists' Federation remote url Link 2003-09-19 2003-09-19
  I wish I'd known about this earlier. "The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level. The ECF will stimulate and organise the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of cyclists movement." and their goals: Aims and Objectives To promote and encourage cycling in the countries of Europe as an economic, efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly means of transport and recreation. The ECF shall act as a federation of member groups throughout Europe. To raise the status of cycling and to promote recognition of the benefits of cycling for both individuals and society as a whole. To encourage consideration of cyclists' needs in Europe in all aspects of transport planning and management, environment, safety and health, and promote cycle-friendly conditions throughout Europe. To support member groups on matters of national and international importance relating to the aims of the ECF. To undertake research on matters relating to cycling, transportation, environment and safety. To enhance the information and advice available to member groups and thus assist in their activities nationally and internationally. To promote the exchange of information and expertise between member organisations. To make available services of member organisations to individual members of member organisations in other countries. To hold conferences on a regular basis in Europe in order to discuss matters relating to cycling, transport, environment and safety. To provide information and expertise in order to raise the awareness of specific groups: international bodies and institutions, politicians, planners, manufacturers/trade groups, bicycle holiday agents/tourism authorities, environmental and transport groups with regard to cycling and its benefits and needs.
Link Village Habitat Design remote url Link 2003-09-21 2003-09-21
  Allison (a carfree person at the farm) mentioned this group to me: "We design communities where nature is a part of life everyday, where the residents enjoy community and privacy as they choose, and where places are made for people rather than for cars."
Link Jibi's tour of the world by bicycle (and plane) remote url Link 2003-09-29 2005-05-11
  phenomenal. don't bother with the english pages...practice your french. A guy I met said he'd passed this way two weeks before.
Link Bike the pan-american highway alone remote url Link 2003-09-29 2005-05-11
  Emmanuel Gentinetta biked solo the whole pan-american highway when he was 18, finishing in 2000. 261 days, 24,516 km, 15,234 miles. I'm reading his very readable site right now.
Link By Fair Means: reaching the rivers of our dreams by using muscle power only remote url Link 2003-10-27 2004-06-24
  These canoeists are addressing in practice the issue of using motorized transport to reach remote wilderness locations: "The above are only a few thoughts that brought the idea of by fair means to our mind. By refering to by fair means we mean that we try to reach the rivers of our dreams by using muscle power only. Further, no alien support is allowed on the trip. This means no food or equipment drops along the way. During the whole trip, the paddlers are completely selfsustained. Trips start at a point that is accessible by road or that is accessible by schedueled air service. Some trips might end in communities which have schedueled air service. If there is no community like on the arctic coast, the nearest settlement my be reached by air-charter to get access to schedueled air service." The result is that they began their trips paddling canoes weighing 250 kilograms (about 500lbs). The main page is at: http://www.open-canoe.de/ellice/
Link Bicycle Austin remote url Link 2003-10-27 2003-10-27
  Austin, Texas, USA is a special place in the world of cycling and bicycle activism. Michael Bluejay's site is one way to get a glimpse of the Austin Cycling scene, and an excellent cycling resource in general. Don't forget to check out the newsletter "Car-free world" at: http://bicycleaustin.info/newsletters/ When I first moved to Austin, in January of 2000, I heard it was good for cycling. But it wasn't. At least not compared to the bike trail network of Washington, DC & suburbs that I'd just left. It did have a very active Yellow Bike Project, and a _sub_ culture that supported using bicycles. I`ve heard that Tuscon, AZ and Portland, OR, also score high in regard to that sort of thing... and Asheville, NC now has the ReCyclery... I eventually left Austin because my allergies were very bad and because I knew life would be better without a car in Monterey, CA. After my recent visit to Austin(October, 2003), I see that things are now better for cyclists there. There are bikelanes and smooth shoulders where before there were only potholes and gravel. The Yellow Bike Project has grown... I also noticed a polarization between those who ride bikes and those who don't. Austin was the first place a car driver shouted to me, "Get a car!" (critical massers often shout, "get a bike!"). In the surrounding country roads of Austin, the drivers were more often nasty, honking and even turning on a siren right as they passed. I began imagining that if there ever were a war between the car riders and the cyclists, it could happen there, in Austin... However, while in the city, the drivers' reactions to me might be due to aggressive critical masses, in the country, the ire is more likely due to road riding and training (think Lance Armstrong) being so popular there. Roadies are not necessarily carfree activists.
Link Austin Cycling Association remote url Link 2003-10-27 2003-10-27
  "Welcome to the Austin Cycling Association web site. Serving Central Texas recreational riders and transportation cyclists, the ACA provides many scheduled bicycle rides, usually free of charge almost every weekend and they are open to everyone, even non-members. Premium quality free downloadable maps are now offered for members only. Grab your helmet, check your tires and meet us on the road for a great ride. "
Link Project on Corporations Law and Democracy remote url Link 2003-10-27 2003-10-27
  One thing that people should be interested in whether green or libertarian leaning... This isn't strictly carfree-related, but I think it is a good enough idea you should know about it! In Mexico, the term for Corporation is "Sociedad Anomina." If no one were willing to take full responsibility for their actions (say the construction of a chemical factory), would things like cars, the Union Carbide Bophal plant, or computers be built? Or would some of them be built but very differently?
Link bikemojo remote url Link 2003-10-27 2003-10-27
  Jerry of the Radio Shack in Comfort, Texas, told me about this one. A general bicycling site, perhaps with a focus on mountainbiking?
Link Ken and Roberta Avedor's Illichville remote url Link 2003-11-03 2003-11-03
  Another visualization of the carfree city in the US. They go further than the carfreecity.us group: no factory made goods, no chains, incorporation in order to exercize greater control over the commerce that occurs within (as is done in Disney Land). I like it. Fits in very well with the "ecovillage" concept... As yet still a visualization. Can and how long will it take for these visualizations to become reality. I note the lack of animal-drawn vehicles in the illustrations. You guys have got to get to mexico (or simply go back in time 100 years!). You will find animals... The car/truck replaced/augmented the horse and carriage and railroad, and canal.

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