Edward Nold
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Forward on Climate at One Market Plaza

February 17, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm
A rally in support of a rally in Washington D.C. to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline which will bring dirty Tar Sands oil from SW Canada all the way across the US to Louisiana for processing.See More
Feb 16, 2013
Edward Nold updated their profile
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Aug 17, 2012

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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
The work I get paid for is residential construction estimating. I also do residential project management and residential design.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I know the past will not be a good predictor of the future. I believe the best way to prepare for uncertainty is in community.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
At my core I am a systems person. I am task oriented.
I have good knowledge and skills in the following areas: energy, alternate energy, solar energy, passive solar, passive house, alternative building systems and methods, economics, ecological economics. I have some training in permaculture; but, I am not certified. I have well developed computer application skills.
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
Helping to build a framework and network which makes it easier for myself and others to find a path to sustainability.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Sustainability Movement
The More Recent, More Masculine Usual Suspects:
"The Transition Handbook - From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience" by Rob Hopkins, 2008.
"The Transition Companion - Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times" by Rob Hopkins, 2011.
"Crash Course - The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment" by Chris Martenson, 2011.
The Crash Course" Video peakprosperity.com, 2009.
"The Post Carbon Reader - Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crisis" edited by Richard Heinberg & Daniel Lerch
postcarbon.org, 2010.

Some earlier, More Feminine Less Usual Suspects:

"The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth" by Kenneth Boulding, 1966.
"Creating Alternative Futures - The End of Economics" by Hazel Henderson, 1978.
"The Coming Oil Crisis" by C.J. Campbell, 1988.
Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability" by John Peet, 1992.
"A Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies" by Howard T. and Elizabeth C. Odum, 2001.
Dark Age Ahead" by Jane Jacobs, 2004.
The Great Turning" by David C. Korten, 2006.
"The Real Wealth of Nations" Riane Eisler, 2007.
Winning the Oil End Game" by Amory Lovins, 2004.

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