From OWS Sustainability in NYC,
Thanks for creating the pamphlet, it's a supremely helpful writ. Here at OWS, the occupations gas and bio-diesel generators were confiscated last week, which is not necessarily a bad thing…we'd been working to phase out the fossil fuel. Just in time, Time's Up!, our local environmental direct action organization, along with PedalPowerNYC and people from Occupy Boston, came in with energy producing bicycles. The prototype is a stationary exercise bike with a (rollerblade) wheel attached to a dynamo that rests on the front bike wheel. It creates a charge, an energy, which goes into a charge converter, then through a oneway diode and then into a deep cell 12v storage battery. 11 more bikes are coming in that will work the same way but be road bikes on training stands. We'll give these bikes to different working groups such as Library, Medic, Kitchen, Comfort, Media.
We are taking out compost twice daily by bicycle (xtracycle or cart) to local community gardens and farmers.
There is another R, as well, the one i consider the 4th is Refuse. Refuse to buy or use anything new.
And, spelling for waste, not waist. Waste not.
Cheers. OCCUPY EVERYTHING!
Brennan, OWS Sustainability