Please take our online survey: click here.
To those who have already done so, thank you so much for taking the time.
We are starting to compile the results and will shape our future events around the areas you are interested in.
For those who are interested in sharing yards, tools, appliances, cars etc., we suggest the book The Sharing Solution as a good read to find out how these things work best. earthJanelle Orsi and Emily Doskow, local lawyers, wrote the book to make it easier for people to share with their neighbors. We will be asking them to come and talk again (they have been to the Albany Community Center already at the invitation of the City).
If appropriate, we may be in touch with you with ideas for resources, contacts etcetera.
For those who offered to teach, we look forward to creating some kind of “reskilling” events where others can learn from you.
We’re excited about the next step with this survey. Thank you for giving us your feedback, and for caring.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2010
3 comments on “Survey
  1. Jan Buckwald says:

    Can we make ‘clean gardening’ a priority?
    The mow-n-blows use gas-powered mowers, edgers, and blowers every week or two. Aside from the intrusive noise and the dust and pollen blown into our air, they often use harmful pesticides and herbicides. But the gasoline they use not only leaks into the ground; the pollution caused by one mower equals that caused by about 30 cars. (Check EPA stats for their estimates).

    I’m willing to help with this, whether in planning or educating.
    I’m a landscape designer with years of experience (installations, cleanup, design and consulting).

    I think it’s great that people are starting to do something about the environment in Albany. Many people I talk to just don’t seem to care or think they should be involved.


  2. Catherine S says:

    I remember hearing they tried to outlaw those blowers in LA and the mow and blowers united to converge on city hall in protest that their livelihood was being threatened, so the city backed down. I wonder whether we could get away with it here in Albany.

  3. Catherine S says:

    This would be an excellent project to suggest at The Great Unleashing. You may find others who share your passion and want to do something about it. I hope you can come.