Sustainable Transportation: A Future Worth Creating.

Sustainable Transportation: A Future Worth Creating.

Dave Erb is an automotive engineer who has designed electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as well as vehicles using gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, alcohol, and natural gas power trains. An active auto racer with engineering and business degrees, he will share his excellent information and experience, his deep commitment to the environment, and his understanding of its impact on social justice. Come and learn about the energy balance of all kinds of biofuels, some alternatives to biofuels, what fuels NASCAR, and more: The Multipurpose Room of Building 2 at Central Carolina Community College. Sustainable Sustenance (i.e., organic refreshments). May 14 at 7 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Chatham Alliance for Sustainable Energy

See Building B on this map:


Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC

Biofuels generating more greenhouse gases than fossel fuels according to Time

According to this weeks Time, the Bio-fuel cycle increases the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere over fossil fuels and will have a negative impact on world hunger as well. The main points of the article are:

1) The soaring prices of corn, soy beans etc.. and the bio-fuel mandates are causing an acceleration of deforestation of the rain forests in order to grow these crops.

2) The energy required to produce bio-fuels except for sugar cane causes a net increase of CO2.

3) The movement of land usage to bio-fuel production from the production of food will cause hunger to increase.

The following is a pointer to the article:,9171,1725975,00.html

Green Energy Discussion hosted by the Orange-Chatham Sierra Club


Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Chapel Hill Public Library

Public Demonstration of Voting Machines

OK, now this sounds like fun. Or at least quite interesting. Let's all go!

Press release from Orange County:

Contact: Tracy Reams, Director, Orange County Board of Elections, 245-2351

The public is invited to see a demonstration of the voting process and the procedures in place to ensure all ballots are counted accurately.

The Orange County Board of Elections wants to ensure that the voters of Orange County have complete confidence in the voting system. The Board of Elections will demonstrate the voting machines on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Orange Enterprise Building located at 500 Valley Forge Rd, Hillsborough, NC.

For additional information, please contact the Orange County Board of Elections (919) 245-2350.


Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 9:00am


Orange Enterprise Building located at 500 Valley Forge Rd, Hillsborough

Consultants give us county info

Have y'all seen the web site that the County's consultant set up about the new site search process? At the Orange County Transfer Station Siting Website, visitors can find background, details on the siting criteria, and upcoming meetings.. This is a good start and represents an improvement on the amount of information previously available.

My wishes are that:

  1. They would provide a syndicated feed so that we can follow updates to the site without having to visit each page every day to see whether there's something new.
  2. The COUNTY ought to provide this kind of information on it's own website, since this is the people's information, and should do this for more projects. Of course, the Towns should do this as well.



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