Steady State College – May 26, 2014 Edition

The May 26 edition of Steady State College has gone to the printer, but will not be published online.

Contents include the calendar of events, reports on Friends & Farmers Cooperative, the Penn State Student Farm and Sustainable Food Systems minor, Centre Region Council of Governments work on the Georgetown University Energy Prize, CITY-GREEN community organizing, Jeffrey Brownson’s Community Solar on State project, Penn State’s strategic energy planning in the mid-1990s, and the ongoing absurdly challenging quest for Penn State’s current Energy System Master Plan.

NEW – Electronic Subscriptions Available!

How to get Steady State College newspapers:

SINGLE COPIES – If you see me walking around town, you can purchase single copies from my bright red Itinerant Newsstand satchel for $2 per copy.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS – HOME DELIVERY – If you would like home delivery of paper editions, you can order a subscription for $40 per year. Mail checks to Katherine Watt/156 West Hamilton Ave./State College PA 16801.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS – ELECTRONIC DELIVERY – In response to reader requests, if you prefer an electronic edition delivered to your email inbox, please let me know. Subscription cost is the same – $40 per year. I’ll email PDF editions until the newspaper is being printed exclusively on the hand-powered press; paper editions by home delivery thereafter. [If you’re already getting home delivery and want to switch to electronic delivery, please let me know.]

AUTHORIZED RESELLERS – If you would like to offer copies to your customers, you can purchase copies to resell (increments of five) and sell them at your shop, office, farmers market vendor table, church or other public location. I’ll deliver the copies and buy back any unsold copies when I deliver the next edition.

How to tip-off Steady State College

Readers with information about topics of interest are strongly encouraged to send news tips, reports and opinion pieces about local…

DEMOCRACY – Locally-controlled decision-making activities such as government meetings and legislation, public hearings; community-based organizational meetings.

FOOD – Local food system building blocks such as Friends & Farmers Cooperative; community, school and church gardens; community kitchens; farms & farmers’ markets; potlucks; gleaning programs; and food banks.

ENERGY – Local energy system-building activities such as conservation programs; fossil fuel and renewable energy infrastructure developments.

SKILL-BUILDING – Local skill-building programs including workshops in homesteading skills like cooking, baking, food preservation, woodworking and fiber crafts; Happy Valley Timebank; homesteading book & magazine libraries; and tool libraries.

INVESTMENT – Local investment activities such as microfunding, crowdfunding, credit unions, buying clubs, local currencies, local investment and mutual funds, targeted CDs, slow money clubs and “slow munis” (municipal bonds).


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