I decided today that I would go all out to establish Sola Roof DIY and to get the benefit of this Open Source gift to enable families everywhere to access secure and safe DIY Food and especially to offer this solution to the people of Japan. To make this happen, while I have no apparent support, I will treat this as a campaign and ask all who can to support my cause and help me to reach the people and organizations who can help to establish the best practices for Sola Roof DIY, wherever they may be. These supporters can reach me @solaroof (Twitter), at our SolaRoof Facebook Group, the SolaRoof YouTube Channel and the Sola Roof Wiki. i will also keep up with the technical discussion at the SolaRoof Yahoo Forum.
The reason why I feel so passionate about communicating this desire and intention to bring the Sola Roof solution to the awareness of Japan is that the nuclear radiation contamination is so severe that a long term answer to pollution of soils, water and food chain is very, very important. An entire, advanced nation cannot become dependent on the world food supply chain (mostly from outside Asia) on a long term basis as may be the outcome of the present crisis. It is certainly my prayer that the situation is brought under control and the radioactive contamination is limited and the impacts are reduced as time goes by. But in the case where there is a longer term disruption of production of food from the land, then there is an urgent need to share with the people of Japan a solution for growing safe, non-toxic food and assure food security and supply through the application of Sola Roof Tech, which enables growing food in a closed atmosphere, controlled environment - without the Sola Roof greenhouse avoids the use of soil or ventilation.
Now, Sola Roof DIY is capable of making an immediate contribution to the food self-reliance of families everywhere - but there is an urgent need for the Sola Roof solution to come to the aid of families in Japan who have a most compelling reason to implement DIY Food. I would only ask that the people of Japan will share their results (which if am certain will be outstanding) and, down the road, they can Pay It Forward to assist others who are victims of disaster or poverty. Every nation can also learn from the disaster - and spring into action in this spring of 2011 to create self-reliant families and resilient communities that can be resistant to crisis and also rapidly recover from disaster.
The important requirement for the success of the global DIY Food Campaign is our capacity for "showhow" that is, to share with the DI Yers all of the essential steps and details for building DIY Food projects. Therefore I will make an all out effort to support all initiatives to build exemplar projects anywhere in the world; I offer my time, expertise and support to work with the most capable and determined groups and individuals who are able to fund and have the technical capacity to implement an exemplar DIY Food Projects.
I also thought it would be good to bring this message into my personal Blog as I bring the focus of Sola Roof and friends to the goal of providing a response to the Radioactive Contamination crisis in Japan that only our community can mobilize:
Dear Todd Lemons (CEO of Infinite Earth), and many friends in the Far East (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia), I feel it likely that the quake&tsunami in Japan has had an impact on your situation. I don't personally know anyone in Japan, but I know you will and may also have family in the disaster region. I pray that all your loved ones are safe and send my good wishes to people in the region who are suffering - as you know much of my personal motivation to share Sola Roof is to help with "rebuilding better" from such disaster.
Sola Roof structures are naturally portable and so can be delivered using minimum resources to maximum advantage. For many years I have generated designs and made my proposals know to those within the disaster relief sector. Now that my lead R&D activity, Life Synthesis, is based in Norway I will continue to represent the case for Sola Roof shelters for disaster and poverty relief. Our method is to provide a long term answer to not only shelter, but also to produce food of great nutritional value and clean water resources within our shelters and to teach people the transformative power of plants and algae to build back their lives with comfortable Eco Habitat dwellings for living and growing food that can sustain life in the most severe conditions.
You see, if we just build a small household Pilot Project at your site (in Hong Kong), then the spin-off benefits can include showing Sola Roof capacity for enhancing response to disaster relief. The non-ventialted Sola Roof greenhouse or shelter will help to reduce the threat of Radioactive Contamination of food, increasing safety and local food security. There have been so many who have contributed in small and large ways to the emergence of Sola Roof and your further work and developments are specially focused on the pioneering of new Eco Living lifestyles that create a built environment that will showcase the paradigm shift to Ecomimicry Architecture.
At this critical time, please decide to proceed with a cooperative project development, without the limitations of thinking about ownership and control. Rather, adopt the Open Source way, and use Sola Roof to improve your own projects and give back the benefit of the knowledge generated (Share-Alike) to the global Sola Roof Community and share the hope for natural, abundant living with others who are living in desperate conditions. Help me with Open Source collaboration that will find the way forward for all and then, with the Cooperative action of our social enterprise network (SE Net), our collective strength will enable people everywhere step onto a path of action and self-help and to share self-reliant living solution with those needing help through our Pay It Forward humanitarian projects including the DIY Food Campaign.
This is the goal of my company Life Synthesis. I am ready and waiting to do business and pray that you are even more determined in the face of continuing global crisis.