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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, THOMAS MERTON and OFF-GRID LIVING

Technology is here and keeps moving forward. It means we should consider the ways we use the tools and ask questions about their impacts on us as humans and the world we live in going from local to global. I loved the quotes from Thoreau and Merton which points us towards use of technology requiring a mindful stance. We sometimes forget that part.

through the luminary lens

Our cabin on the lake

the old Air 403 wind turbine and solar phot-voltaic array at our cabin

Our passive solar home - powered by renewable energy

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About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. I enjoyed this post immensely. I am a nature lover and wish I could live in a sustainable environment like in the seventies, a commune. I think the more interconnected we are the better! Smiles, Robin

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