C Robb W., 444°

Profile 

Member Since
2345 days ago
Location
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Employer
N/A
Website
sustliving.blogspot.com

About Me

I am married, have no kids, a long distance walker, a climber of moderate terrain, a warm water surfer. I'm currently pursuing an MSC in advanced environmental studies and energy. I've lived off grid on a small sailboat in Bermuda. I've been a teacher, a theatre technician, a carpenter, a drifter. My wife and I are planning a move back to the states with the intent of once again going off grid, pursuing a permaculture based lifestyle and developing a community education program about the process.

Quotes

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." – Albert Einstein

Liberate yourself from the tyranny of consumerism - to me from me

8 Comments 

Nick Lewis, 6 years, 5 months ago

Well done, mate! You're a true planet hero. Love all your actions.

Matthew W., 6 years, 5 months ago

Hi C Robb, great to see you on the site! I'm here in NZ but went to Sheffield Hallam Uni and school in Worksop. Awesome to see the site is having an impact at home too!

Matthew W., 6 years, 5 months ago

Hi C Robb W Yes, I do to a certain extent. The thing about NZ is that it basically runs on agriculture and tourism, so the government has to sit up and listen when issues facing the two biggest industries arise. The whole infrastructure of a country needs to be addressed for stuff like this though of course, and it's taking a while for those in power to understand the level of the commitment they're going to have to make. In NZ, they've got past the 'we recognise it's an issue', but government is still working out what to do next. How are things progressing in the UK at the moment?

John P., 6 years, 3 months ago

C Robb W Your "Free From Power Day" concept is inspirational!

Andrew B., 6 years, 3 months ago

Hey C Robb. thanks for the heads-up on Microwave Plastic containers. Too true mate - they say just about anything in advertising in Indonesia - consumer laws are very weak over here. We actually have TV shopping channels and the other day I saw a product claiming to help make people taller by 5 to 10 cm ! Can you believe it !? My microwave is pretty much broken anyway due to unstable electricity over here - i only use it to make popcorn. The lock containers are still pretty good in the fridge though. I'm currently looking into the Plastic Bag scene here in Indonesia - it's a big, BIG problem that begs for a practical solution - I'm posting my thoughts on a blog i have ; Indogreenies.com and will copy the posts to the lounge here when i have something substancial to report. Cheers ! Andi

Solar Power Valery Forti, 6 years, 1 month ago

Hey C Robb, great page and actions! I did a look at Your blog and it's very interesting. Really appreciated your quotes here: "Imagine if we had invested 700 billion into a sustainable economy, imagine if we had invested the trillions we've spent on oil war on renewable energy instead. As GW gave billions directly to the oil industry he also allowed them to stop paying royalties on their leases on US soil."

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