Transforming the US Postal Service Green: Tech Incubator, Permaculture Educator and Community Trainer from PlanetShifter.com
Transforming the US Postal Service Green:
Tech Incubator, Permaculture Educator and Community Trainer
by Willi Paul, Executive Producer | PlanetShifter.com
vision draft 1.0 | 3-3-10
Build Our Future Back!
The US Postal Service (USPS) is a failed idea when an institutionalized budget deficit and top management. Just as the current blue box replaced the pony express and the smoke signal before that, it's time to innovate our resources crumbling from within. These include the buildings, land, employees and vehicles of the USPS. While we need some of this infrastructure and people power, some of it needs to be transformed or decommissioned.
The Big Picture: Our Green Community Collaboratory
The following components make up the new "neighborhood web site":
Localization Now: A living, working, training place for all community members
- Technology Transfer - The new space includes a lab for citizen inventors; grey water get's installed.
Access to Communication Tools - Computers and Video Conferencing
- Green Job Training - the buildings can be sites for new green tech
- Permaculture - Parking lots and yards become gardens and demonstration projects
- Renewable Energy - Solar on the roof!
- Community Art Gallery - sharing creative ideas with local artists of all ages
Obviously not all current USPS offices and other system facilities are large enough to take on the full vision program outlined above. But all offices that are not closed can be connected by Internet so training and lessons can be shared.
Negotiate deals with FedEx and/or UPS for package services. Bring in solar panel distributors. Not is the time to build the zero waste economy and give all people access to email and other digital tools. Charge for some while giving away others.
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: willipaul1 @ gmail dot com