The May issue of Minnesota Monthly just came out and has a 2-page article featuring my project! Thanks to Ellen Burkhardt for a well-done summary of my experience and the metrics that go along with it:
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Now for an update on my current efforts. As I mentioned before, I've spent that last few months compiling my '100 days' experience into a 170 page document which is a much more complete description and analysis of the facts behind the issues I explored here as well as a series of design considerations presented as hypothetical solutions to many of the things I struggled with during the project. Because the project was essentially exploring what systems exist in our current society to support a world post-cheap-oil, many of these design solutions focus on the urban form, while the others focus on the scale of our homes.
I'm working on exploring publishing options at this point. My desire is to make this information as available as possible to anyone who might be interested in exploring changed actions in their lives similar to those I explored. The publication will be titled '100 Days Without Oil: Lessons learned from attempting to live in a resource balance.' Please check back for more information about this soon!
On another front, I have been collaborating with a public policy student at the University of Minnesota to brainstorm how we can continue the work I began with this project at a larger, community scale. While we are still generating ideas for how to carry this forward, our goals are to attack this problem from its two ends- both from the bottom up (as my project was) and from the top down (in environmental policy changes). I'll continue to update on our efforts here!