“ Being new to NC Powerdown, is there literature that I could have picked up somewhere and handed out to provided the participants more information about NC Powerdown and the enormous energy demands our current food supply requires? ”
— Ron B. on Jul 22, 2012.
“ It is beneficial towards educating people about the oil situation and what can be done towards using less oil and using more alternative methods for energy. ”
— Deborah R. on Sep 18, 2011.
“ This was the 2nd event I have attended. Perhaps a little off topic unless one can utilize Cherokee Purples as a fuel source. But wait - maybe that would be my bike or perhaps my KEDs. ”
— michael m. on Aug 20, 2011.
“ To learn about energy policy and alternatives, lifestyle changes; to organize to change govt policy, and to build community through interacting with others with similar goals. ”
— Sandy S. on Aug 9, 2010.
“ If you want to work on a particular aspect of Carrboro becoming a sustainable community: transportation, grant writing, Vision 2020, local food production, or get up to par about drafting/changing ordinances. ”
— Barbara J. on Jul 20, 2010.
“ To get connected to what's happening in their local area regarding the major issue of the day. ”
— Tim M. on May 16, 2010.
“ Powerdown is our reality ”
— Randy D. on Mar 11, 2010.
“ To find out that sustainability really is within our reach. And it's fun! ”
— Ed C. on Jul 26, 2009.
“ The remail well informed ”
— James K. on Mar 14, 2009.
“ This was my first event and I now wonder ......? ”
— John F. on Feb 9, 2009.
“ Would love to have events in Raleigh. ”
— Jeanne M. on Feb 6, 2009.
“ People need to work together to address problems of energy depletion; the people in this group are actively working toward answers. They also seem like pretty cool people. ”
— Mathew W. on Jul 25, 2008.
“ We are likely to look back upon the summer of 2008 as the last of 'the way life used to be'. ”
— dan on Jul 8, 2008.
“ Seem like interesting folks. ”
— Tom R. on Dec 12, 2007.
“ 1) Never talked with others in the group so not really knowledgeable. 2) Seeking alternative (thrivalist?) strategies. Investigating power and other strategies. 3) Not sure a "train wreck" will occur but surely the middle class will bleed out and America will look like China in a decade or two unless the Aristocracy loses somehow. I suspect the Middle Class is a historical aberration; thus, my focus is not on how to save America but how to organize for a New America. Very similar to what the High Schooler said. I don't think America is salvageable with 95% of the sheeple voting along for The Party. I am very frustrated to hear people knock capitalism. Capitalism is what makes beach cottages rentable to every person. Oil monopolies are not capitalism. The USA is not a Capitalistic Democracy but a Corporate Aristocracy. Capitalism is the natural state of most small towns. Just take a trip to a less government-controlled country and see. Still looking forward to meeting the group. ”
— Tim J. on Jul 9, 2007.
“ Kind of a narrow topic? ”
— Renard D. on Feb 28, 2007.
“ It seems that the group is still organizing(mission???), website...etc. The members of the group are very knowledgeable. Maybe a packet for first time attendees(Standard handouts, cd's..etc.) I would be willing to help develop these packets,etc. if needed. ”
— Mable R. on Jul 14, 2005.