A Way to Practice Paneugenesis

Please know this is not an advertisement and I do not receive and compensation for any of my recommendations. I suggest things that work for me. I let you know about them because they may also be good for you and if more of us use these ideas, we all benefit.

This suggestions relates to something my girls got my wife as a present. Soyabella® Automatic Nut & Seed Milk Maker

Like many people, we enjoy plant based milks. We were buying cartons quite often. We bought this milk maker and a bag of soybeans in December and have not had to buy another carton of milk, although our supply of beans is starting to get low. The milk is good, it is easy to make, it saves money and benefits the planet. We also have used it to grind coffee beans and this enables us to enjoy good coffee. We also know our milk and coffee have no additives.

The soyabella helps us practice paneugenesis because I benefit with convenient milk and coffee at a lower price. I save time because I take less trips to the store to buy milk. It is also helps me be selfless because we don’t use as much material to package the milk and less trucks have to burn gas to drop off the milk at the store. This also means we are able to contribute to a healthier planet which can benefit everyone and everything.

Some may complain it means less jobs, however in my view this is required and forces us to redesign reality. This will require us to evolve toward a better and more sustainable way to live on this planet. Our goal has to be to find ways to prosper and work that promote and enable pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits.

We must be creative and design idealized outcomes so everyone and everything benefits. As Simon Sinek recently posted:

Intelligence uses what is known to solve problems. Creativity uses what is unknown to discover possibilities.

If you have one or decide to get a soyabella, please share your experience. Also please help us learn ways you have learned to practice paneugenesis by engaging in pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits!

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

#SelfishSelflessSynergy

Please share your thoughts and questions below.

Harvest Current, Not Ancient Energy

**I would like to thank Alex Hsain,undergraduate researcher in energy harvesting systems at NC State University, for her collaboration in this post.

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At the recent 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit, I attended Alex Hsain’s “Energy Scavenging: Small Steps, Big Impacts” presentation about how she was harvesting ambient energy for portable electronic devices and it caused an epiphany, or sudden insight for me. Harvesting energy or energy scavenging is the process by which energy is obtained from  the surrounding environment in order to power small wireless devices. My question, why is  this not what we always do? Let me explain my thoughts.

Harvesting is a process of gathering, collecting or obtaining a resource for future use. Isn’t that what we do when we gather, collect, and obtain energy from the sun or wind to use to power our needs? According to multiple sources, the sun delivers more than enough harvestable energy every day to meet any possible needs. If we also collect wind energy, and energy that can be harvested from ocean currents, we will greatly exceed our energy needs with clean sources.

Instead of harvesting what is delivered to us daily, free of charge, we have embarked on an adventure to dig up hidden energy delivered millions of years ago that we have to burn it to use. Knowing that conserving energy is an evolutionary trait innate to humans, does this make sense? We are seeking the most indirect form of energy by using ancient fossil fuels instead of looking right in our backyard. The motion of our footsteps, the heat our body produces, the acoustics of our voice – all have the possibility to make us more energy independent.

Why are we doing this? An analogy would be to be given food to eat, like picking an apple from a tree, but instead of using that food we choose to find an animal gut, cook and eat. Beyond the data that documents whole food plant based eating provides more personal and planetary health benefits for humans than animal sources, why take the extra effort?

I understand there are taste issues with food, but why are we not only expending more effort than necessary to meet our energy needs, we also are giving energy companies the power to control our lives. Of course the even more important, often ignored issue is that the extra effort we must expend to get to the ancient energy or for that matter animal based foods, causes more damage than benefits received. I support energy independence that comes from utilizing a network of key technologies, working in parallel.

Lets all become independent energy generates or Robert F. Kennedy Jr. often discusses. Hear Kennedy’s presentation here from the 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit.

 

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

Urban Farmer Puts Selfish, Selfless, Synergy in Action

This “Gangsta Gardener” TED Talk by Ron Finley shows how  to redesign reality by putting Selfish, Selfless, Synergy in action. Ron Finley, for selfish reasons, started growing his own food so he could nourish himself. He was Selfless by making this healthy food free and on the street so more would eat healthy food because Drive-Thru’s were killing more in his neighborhoods than drive by’s.

This idea is synergistic because they are working to turn 26 square miles, or the equivalent of 20 Central Parks, of vacant lots in Los Angeles into gardens and Farmers Markets to supply good food to many. He describes how planting food is like printing money because these lots provide enough area to grow 724,838,400 Tomato Plants.

AMAZING! Ron Finley shows us how he is generating comprehensive improvements by creating interactions so everyone and everything benefits by using Selfish, Selfless, Synergy! I hope you are as inspired as I was by this TED Talk, Enjoy!

Post 2 – Presentations from New State of Energy Summit

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My previous post described the fantastic energy summit at UNC’s Appalachian State University. As noted, I am making the presentations by the speakers available. The 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit was amazing, educational, inspiring and scary. Not only was it highly educational, it practiced what it preached by being a zero waste event while making it a higher quality event than most. At the summit Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute, environmental activist Robert Kennedy, Jr. of RiverKeeper and other organizations, and author and presenter David Orr of Oberlin College provided stunning and valuable information.

This links the speaker page and below are links to their summit presentations.  I encourage you to listen their presentations:

Robert Kennedy Jr.: Keynote Address, Armchair Discussion

David Orr: Address

Amory Lovins: Armchair Discussion, Panel Discussion

After listening, please post your thoughts as you work to Generate Comprehensive Improvements by Creating Interactions so Everyone & Everything Benefits.

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

Cowspiracy – The Movie

Cowspiracy provides an important message and you can get the movie for $1 this week. Buy it or gift it!

This is the film that environmental organizations don’t want you to see.

AS EYE-OPENING AS “BLACKFISH” AND AS INSPIRING AS “AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH”, THIS SHOCKING YET HUMOROUS DOCUMENTARY REVEALS THE ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ONE INDUSTRY HAS ON OUR PLANET.

Here are the facts from the movie:

 

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker, PhD

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!

Time to Go All In to Help Everyone & Everything Benefit

In this linked Steve Howard TED Presentation, he explains how IKEA has gone all in for sustainability and encourages us to do the same. As he describes, going all in yields the greatest benefits for everyone and everything. Also as I have noted before and he explains, going all in means they will go beyond sustainability to being restorative and regenerative.

There is great overlap with his message and the aim of Positive Health Leadership. I encourage you to listen and  plan how you can go all in for positive health so everyone and everything benefits. Realize going all in will help you experience selfish, selfless, synergistic benefits!

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker

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