On the Salle river in Halle, Germany
User data
Name Jeremy
Affiliations Engr370 Energy Technology and Society
Groups Engr305 past students
Registered 2010
Impact Combined page views of this user's contributions to the main namespace. 1,327
Contributions Northwest Coastal Greenhouse (Arcata)
Simple US composting toilets

Name: Jeremy Battles

I'm a 2013 alumni of Environmental Science and German double-major at HSU, currently working for the U.S. Census Bureau as a Cartographic Technician.

Favorite Appropedia Page(s)[edit | edit source]

  • Northwest Coastal Greenhouse (Arcata) - My project from last year, which is growing plants nicely over the winter, although compost/vermiculture has yet to be integrated.
  • Kiva's straw bale greenhouse - Another greenhouse project which I found inspiring; I would still like to try something of this caliber once I have the project budget and permanent location to do so.
  • Small Scale Vegetable Oil Extraction - A really informative look at vegetable oil extraction on the small-scale.
  • Surrey Hills house - An awesome example of green building and knowledge sharing, including little details like the fact that "possums like polyester insulation."

Experience and Resources[edit | edit source]

I have the following experience, skills or resources to share with Engr370:

  • Experience with Excel calculations and data crunching.
  • General experience with GIS.
  • Enthusiasm and critical thinking are my primary resources.

Interests in Appropriate Technology[edit | edit source]

  • In general, I'm interested in any practice that will help to put on the brakes of human resource consumption and waste while maintaining or improving individual quality of life.
  • Community agriculture applied in a realistic, region-specific manner.
  • Green building and architecture, especially with regard to the wider community.

Experience in Appropriate Technology[edit | edit source]

  • A lot of self-applied small projects like window insulating, recycling, and basic home-energy auditing.
  • I've recently been involved with a group called the Farmer-Veteran Coalition, in which I was able to tour a series of organic farms and be exposed to some community gardening practices. I've only begun to look into this field, but from my limited experience, it's clearly a good direction to take with regard to food resources and community.
  • I was able to spend a summer in Germany the year before last ('09-10), and have been able to see some of the sustainable practices that are in place in that country. With regard to solar energy and net-0-energy building, I feel that Germany is far ahead of the US and their experience can serve as a valuable example.
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