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BananaHamsterMonday 04th of October 2004 05:46:12 AM
Alternative Energy - I work for a company that specializes in Wind Power. Because of this, I can look at myself in the mirror everyday and know that I am making the world a better place. Does anyone else work for such a company?

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bosavinoTuesday 05th of October 2004 07:45:56 AM
- Not recently, but I have a history of working with environmentally friendly corporations and organizations in the past. Most recently, I have been asked to work with some of the planning stages and grant writing for a sustainable energy community out in New Mexico-Arizona border area, and with several native american communities who are looking for off-grid alternative energy resources for their tribal communities.

Until recently, I was on the Board of Directors for a tax-exempt charity that worked with native american communities in just such a capacity. I don't pay much attention when I look in the mirror, but when I do, I plan to like what I see. :)
BananaHamsterTuesday 05th of October 2004 09:12:10 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by bosavino


Not recently, but I have a history of working with environmentally friendly corporations and organizations in the past. Most recently, I have been asked to work with some of the planning stages and grant writing for a sustainable energy community out in New Mexico-Arizona border area, and with several native american communities who are looking for off-grid alternative energy resources for their tribal communities.

Until recently, I was on the Board of Directors for a tax-exempt charity that worked with native american communities in just such a capacity. I don't pay much attention when I look in the mirror, but when I do, I plan to like what I see. :)[/quote]

Ahh great. I sometimes wish I would just say screw it and give my life working in a capacity like that, but I don't have the bravery and will power to do it. The last time I was in Costa Rica I stayed at a self-sustaining place. If anyone is intrested, it is in Uvida, near Dominical, on the Pacific side. It is run by a guy named Patrick that all the locals know. I taught some self-defense classes there for my rent, but he likes to barter in either work or some unique skill to pay for your stay. Okay that was off-topic, but I'm the thread starter so whatever :)

Oh and I didn't say I like what I see when I look in the mirror - just that I make the world a better place. Don't make me sound too vain! :)
bosavinoFriday 08th of October 2004 06:17:02 AM
- Unfortunately, since my move to Florida, I haven't done as much in that capacity as I use to, or would still like to be doing. I am unable to "give my life" working in that capacity, since I still need to feed the kids. Pesky social services laws. :)

I do do what I can to help out, especially devoting spare time to grant-writing, business organization and planning stages for various communities that request my assistance, but in the in-between, I also have to work full-time, pay the bills, and write my books.

So I am not as brave as you might think, and all the will power in the world doesn't add up to actually throwing myself into the complete dedication of my life. For another four years, a good part of my life is spoken for by the last of my still-at-home teenagers. My goal is to start a sustainable place of my own, small scale community to teach the use of alternative resources, after the last of them has achieved legal age (another four years).

And by the way, I wasn't commenting that you were vain. :)

I was referring more to the allegorical nature of looking into the mirror and seeing the mirror of your own inner self staring back at you through the "eyes of your soul."