Sunday, December 16, 2007
Garberville Rotarian Doug Ingold was featured in the Times-Standard this Sunday morning. Appearently Doug found a need to help clean-up the Railroad right of way between Eureka and Arcata.
The clean-up was done to show the intent of being willing and able to clear the tracks for a bicycle and pedestrian path. They all signed a release of liability in case anyone was hurt while working on the Rail Authorities right-of-way.
Doug Is the fellow in the orange vest, displaying the stitching on his rear pockets.(far Left person, for those of you slow on the uptake)
Posted by Ernie Branscomb at 1:58 PM
Monday, December 3, 2007
Karyn Lee/Thomas, co-owner of Signature Coffee and a Rotarian, proposed to the Garberville Rotary Club board of directors that we pay to mitigate our carbon footprint. It was passed by the board, with a unanimous decision. Part of what made the board decide to approve the funding is that she is an honest, trustworthy person, that exemplifies what we stand for as Rotarians.
The fact that she was willing to follow through and work on the project that would be planting trees is also another reason that the board approved the funding. She stated in a letter to the board:
“I have worked with Trees for the Future, the organization that will audit our audit and determine how many trees to plant. I have already offset Signature’s emissions by planting 2400 trees in Honduras. I am going there in a few months to actually spend a day planting trees with this organization and documenting exactly where the money goes and the direct impact of this program. FYI – for me, it’s not about “soothing my conscience” but to actually making a difference. Many people making a small difference = big impact.
With peace love and respect,
We will, from now on be carbon equal.
Many people have written the board, and as I get permission. I will post them in the “Comments” that you can access by clicking your cursor on “Comments”. You can also leave a comment if you wish.
Her survey is posted below:
"I need information from each of you to complete our carbon off-set project. Please answer the following by Dec 15th. Thanks! It will be interesting to see what our totals will be...
1-How many miles (one way) do you drive to Rotary? Either from your home or your place of business, whichever you do the majority of the time.
2-What kind of vehicle do you drive?
3-How many miles per gallon do you get (if you know)
4-Do you make any trips (other than to our meetings) related to Rotary? If so, where to and by what mode of transportation?
With peace love and respect,
For another Garberville Rotarian Field trip click on this: Rotaplast in Guatamala when you scroll all the way to the bottom, click on "older posts", there are seven pages in all. Garberville Rotarians Dennis Bourassa, Chris Brannon, and Brian walker are pictured in the third picture down, on the third page.
Posted by Ernie Branscomb at 1:26 PM