1 ~ INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer the following five questions to inform the community about yourself and enhance your experience at the Ashland Source Center. Answers are NOT REQUIRED to join, and you can always fill them out later on your MYPORTAL page.
Networking & Connecting, Posting & Attending Events, Making New Friends, Sharing Information & Resources
2 ~ What brought you to Ashland & Southern Oregon area? Let us know what’s been inspiring you these days!
I moved to Ashland in 2008 to work for a spiritual author. I found my life partner here and fell in love with with this beautiful place. I am most inspired by the community of souls who deeply love and care for our planet.
3 ~ What would you love to offer to and share with our community? What do you envision could be a few of the most beneficial things that could happen from actively using this site? Feel free to be outrageous!
I'm interested in networking with others, learning many new things, and participating as an activist in those causes that protect the Mother and all life.
4 ~ Please describe any projects or businesses you'd like to develop, if any? What is your "JOB" (aka "Joy of Being")? What especially delights you?
My JOB IS my Joy of Being... I am a massage therapist and love what I do! I'm grateful to be doing massage for over 22 years. I'm interested in learning more about the wild edibles and the native medicinal plants in the area. I am delighted most by being in nature.
5 ~ Which intriguing concepts, local endeavors, links, music, art, websites, books, films, inventions have you been exploring?
I've been active with Our Family Farms protecting our valley from GMO contamination. We moved out to a small acreage in 2012 and have been learning and growing from our deepening connection with the earth and all her critters. I enjoy the local music scene.
The Anthropocene defines Earth's most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans. The word combines the root "anthropo", meaning "human" with the root "-cene", the standard suffix for "epoch" in geologic time. The Anthropocene is distinguished as a new period either after or within the Holocene, the current epoch, which began approximately 10,000 years ago (about 8000 BC) with the end of the last glacial period.
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis Global Power Industry Outlook, 2018, which posits that solar will surpass wind in global energy capacity starting in 2020, making it the fourth largest source of energy generation behind coal, gas and hydro. Less than a year ago, solar surpassed nuclear energy to reach 5th place.
Californians are enjoying a sunny spring, which means the state’s solar farms and rooftop panels are flooding the grid with electricity. The problem is, they’re producing so much that plummeting prices and mandates by the state’s grid operator are forcing renewable power plants to throttle back production. In April, California solar and wind farms shut down or dialed back nearly 95,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, a new record, according to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the vast majority of the state’s electricity. That’s enough to power more than 30 million homes for an hour.