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Mary Geddry

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Mary Geddry lives and writes in Coquille, Oregon. Her oldest son is a Marine grunt and served two tours in Iraq. Mary is an anti-war activist and CEO of Ingenium,LLC.

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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Can an 82 Year old Hungarian Chemist Cut GHG by Half and Save the World? An 82 year old Hungarian chemist may be able to halve greenhouse gas emissions and buy valuable time for the planet's melting polar ice caps and receding glaciers.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Making the central grid smarter is not the answer Practically, it is hard to imagine a technology that wastes 2.2 kilowatt-hours for every single kilowatt-hour produced is surviving into the 22nd century. Let's hope it doesn't; it simply isn't sustainable. We should be imagining that next century now -- one without a crisscross labyrinth of ugly transmission lines, one with thousands of independently functioning renewable energy microgrids.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 24, 2008
Rural America will lead the way Rural America grows the food, harvests the timber and produces the power essential to the survival of urban America. Factory farms work fields as far as the eye can see drawing water from the surrounding settlements and forests. Power plants are sited on once pristine environments and rural farm kids are fighting and dying in Iraq. Rural America must dig in its heels and stop carrying water
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2008
The carbon neutrality myth of centralized renewables While it is correct that wind, wave and other renewable energy can save on CO2 emissions synchronizing demand and output to protect the grid comes at a heavy price.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2008
Open letter to three Iraqi women As one American woman to you three Iraqi women, I am sure you cannot welcome this connection but I feel it nonetheless. Taking your families from each of you has also lost my son to me for he will never be the same. In this way we are forever deeply connected. Though I do not know your names you will recognize who you are and I speak to you woman to woman and mother to mother and mother to child.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2008
Decentralized Energy and National Security Energy fuels US foreign policy and our sons and daughters are fighting and dying in Iraq for energy that can be had right here. My own son is permanently disabled after two tours in Iraq fighting for energy. It is time for an energy revolution. We have the ability to pull off a power generation coup right here in Oregon with community owned, wide scale renewable distributed energy.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 5, 2007
Seconds count The American public has been tacitly complicity and criminally complacent about our troops in Iraq - It is time to support our troops by fighting for them as they hope they are fighting for us
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 24, 2006
Draft war supporters today If you really support the troops then sign up to take their next tour for them
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 14, 2006
Lives in the balance-- I never expected to be the mother of a trained killer... "I've been waiting for something to happen, For a week or a month or a year..." Lives in the Balance, Jackson Browne, 1986 Hearing Browne's words play on the radio after a particularly poignant conversation with my battle scarred son impressed upon me once again, the chronic apathy and seemingly mindless complacency that afflicts this nation as regards the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2006
So few for so many Troop advocacy, by the mother of a marine and Iraq veteran

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