Fred Klammt
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  • Somerset, CA
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Starting Time Bank in the Sierra Foothills/Gold Country.

I joined the Bay Area Community Time Bank, did some work, and discovered an incredible network of like-minded people with a very cool concept and working platform. But - it is limited to the Bay…Continue

Tags: share, bank, time, transitions, community

Started May 5, 2011

What works (good practices) in Eco-Villages

I am on a search (by reading, talking, visiting, spending a few days ...) to find out what works and what doesn't work in 'communities' that are based on co-op, permaculture, closed-loop, energy…Continue

Tags: cradle-to-cradle, co-op, energy, sustainability, co-housing

Started Mar 27, 2011

 

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Fred Klammt and Yuri Smirnov are now friends
Nov 5, 2013
Fred Klammt posted an event

Meet-up of Northern California EcoVillage network Nov 15, Nevada City at Broad Street Bistro

November 15, 2013 from 6:15pm to 8pm
We'll be getting together to discuss starting an ecoVillage somewhere in Northern California.  We are just starting out, and welcome all interested people.  Please see the meet-up link for more details.See More
Nov 5, 2013
Fred Klammt replied to Mellissa Seaman's discussion Ecovillages without a Guru...and the Field of Alliance in the group ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
"Update:  (curious if this forum is still up + running) Two years later, as I am embarking on another visit to Sieben Linden in Germany, it was karma that had me run across this post on a google search.  I am close to Damanhur right now in…"
Feb 16, 2013
Fred Klammt replied to Mellissa Seaman's discussion Ecovillages without a Guru...and the Field of Alliance in the group ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
"So how do we get this energy microgrid started?  (typo on my last sentence above... community or two)   I was quite suprised at some Sieben Linden's policies - like no dogs!  I loved the concept of no cell phones. They do have…"
Jun 1, 2011
Fred Klammt replied to Scout Tomyris's discussion The localization of energy production
"Gary:  I like your premise of weening off the grid.  Everyone can do it!  But why not go all the way? I've found that even selling it back to the grid is fraught with all kinds of 'issues'.  First you have to obey…"
May 31, 2011
Fred Klammt replied to Scout Tomyris's discussion The localization of energy production
"I just noticed this post, and couldn't agree more.  I am working on creating 'energy commons' or community independent energy microgrids.  It's not an easy road!  Utilities and Government Regulators will do…"
May 31, 2011
Fred Klammt replied to Mellissa Seaman's discussion Ecovillages without a Guru...and the Field of Alliance in the group ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
"Hi Melissa:  That's great news on your joining the Time Bank.  I had another great experience with it last week and with the SF Transitions people.  In reviewing your previous post about various communities' experiences, I…"
May 31, 2011
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May 10, 2011
Fred Klammt replied to Darlene Cavallara's discussion ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GROW GOOD POTATOES & YAMS? in the group Organic Gardening & Permaculture
"I Agree with Paul - great post!  Problem I've always had is with critters eating and nibbling at potatoes.  .. just saw someone growing about 10 plants with vertical fence stock inside a car tire as a base...  works pretty…"
May 5, 2011
Fred Klammt commented on Darlene Cavallara's event Northern California's GreenLife EcoFestival!
"I am presenting at this event both on Saturday and Sunday.  Hope you'll come and say hi."
May 5, 2011
Fred Klammt posted a discussion

Starting Time Bank in the Sierra Foothills/Gold Country.

I joined the Bay Area Community Time Bank, did some work, and discovered an incredible network of like-minded people with a very cool concept and working platform. But - it is limited to the Bay Area!This is one of the critical pieces of the puzzle for transitions + communities.So I have opened up new group there for the Sierra Foothills/Gold Country and would like anyone who is interested to sign up and join.  It's free!  Totally self-governed and self-managed.  I hope you'll check it out and…See More
May 5, 2011
Fred Klammt replied to Regenerative Communities Admin's discussion Catalyzing Community Involvement!
"From my short exposure to this area and having visited a few intentional communities i find that they are each unique in their own evolution and that a few key passionate people have to be very persistent over the years to realize their…"
May 5, 2011
Fred Klammt left a comment for Katherine Tikker
"Hi Katherine:  I am also involved in some of the Sacramento area co-housing activities (Folsom + T street).  I am up by Placerville (Somerset area) and am visiting various eco-villages trying to discover some of the 'secret'…"
May 5, 2011
Fred Klammt commented on Tom H, the solar panel guy's group Renewable Energy Group
"Hi Mary:  For solar cooking - I bought a  'kids cocoon' chair  from Ikea once (it's round and parabolic shaped) for $4...  glued a $1 car sun shade reflector inside it and put a black 1 qt pan in the bottom... it…"
May 1, 2011
Fred Klammt commented on Tom H, the solar panel guy's group Renewable Energy Group
"Lo-Cost DIY solar I've discovered it costs 70%+  less $ to put in your own simple solar  HW or PV system without following the bureaucratic and corporate utility-driven CSI (California Solar initiative) rules.  The only catch is…"
May 1, 2011
Fred Klammt and David Eggleton are now friends
Apr 26, 2011

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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
Lo Cost Energy + Energy Commons: Energy continues to be one of the largest costs and hurdles in a Transition Community. Net-Zero and Net-metering are all part of the multi-national corporate mindset. Microgrid communities and appropriate technology modeled on permaculture principles is where we need to go = and that's where I am working and spending my own energies on.

I would like to help out anyone within an intentional community looking to create a de-centralized energy system.
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I am living it... I have designed and built a stand-alone totally closed loop, beyond net-zero, and no-op cost home. I transitioned about 10 years ago .

I would now like to help a community accomplish the same.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
Renewable energy engineer and teacher. Electrical engineering degree, solar/wind/geothermal/rainwater, etc. expert, builder, designer. I teach at CSU and in Europe on green building and sustainable business. Extensive project and quality management skills. Cradle-to-Cradle activist.
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://www.winsol3.info
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
Like-minded spirits. Permaculuture. Living more upstream.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Sustainability Movement
twelve by twelve, Gainome, Eco-Pragmatist (Steward Brand)...++++

Fred Klammt's Blog

Energy Commons Paper

I've posted a paper regarding 'Energy Commons' on my web site for low cost energy.... I'd be interested in getting any feedback on it... thanks

www.locostenergy.com

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 8:31am — 4 Comments

my blog at http://fredecoblog.blogspot.com/

Hi: I'd like to share my blog which is a compilation of lessons learning trying to walk the talk of a super low carbon footprint and totally 'closing - the -loop'. The blog details some of the teaching lessons I relay to my students, and the adventures of building my own no-impact home.

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:15am on April 9, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Hi Fred.  I suggest you check out this residential energy-focused site: http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/
At 8:20pm on August 22, 2010, Darlene Cavallara said…
Hello & Welcome Fred to Transition California! We checked out your website and it is awesome that you are making your knowledge and skills available for folks and businesses wanting to transition. Please feel free to do a blog post about yourself and work so that members can easily learn about you.

Cheers
Daniel & Darlene
'Dandarius'
 
 
 

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