Nombre: Carolyn Zeibig

Teléfono en Parras: 422-6363    422-6238
Ubicación en Parras: Right next door to Fernando's Biblioteca


Appropriate Technology Interests[edit | edit source]

Experencia en Tecnología Apropiada[edit | edit source]

  • organic gardening
  • using clotheslines

My Pride and Joy- Solar Hot Water Pools[edit | edit source]

Ejemplos de Tecnología Apropiada en Parras[edit | edit source]

1. Ejemplo: Recycling coffee cans at the plant nursery, used as planting containers[edit | edit source]

a)charactisticas para el exito de la Technológia Sustentable: uses something already available, reuses valuable material

b)impacto ecologico: reduces waste going to the landfill, reduces the need for flimsy plastic containers to start plants in

c)pertinencia cultural: Uses a easily accessed material, no cost

d)usa de materiales nativos: yes

e)usa de la fuerza laboral local: yes

f)reparable localmente? yes

g)contexto socio-politico: encourages the resourcefullness of the people of Parras

2. Ejemplo: People of all ages using bikes[edit | edit source]

a) characticsticas para el exito de la Technologia sustentable: human powered transport- doesn´t use gas and make the pollution that cars make

b) impacto ecologico: clean energy, reduced need for oil and the wars that are in embedded in the need for it.

c)pertinencia cultural: a common way for people of Parras to get where they need to go

d) usa de materiales nativos: no

e) usa de la fuerz laboral local: yes- in the maintainance and repairing of them

f) reparable localmente? yes

g)contexto socio-political: gives people with less money a good way to transport themselves and their family (I´ve seen up to three people on one bike). Keeps people healthy- a good form of exercise.

3. Ejemplo: Adobe houses[edit | edit source]


a)charactiscticas para el exito de la Technologia sustentable: uses readily available local materials, appropriate material for the climate

b) impacto ecologico: collection of adobe may disturb ecosystems; when the house is done being used as a house it can melt back into the earth without contaminating it.

c)pertinencia cultural: a readily available material that has been used for centuries, relatively inexpensive, uses local labor force

d) usa de materiales nativos? yes

e) usa de la fuerza laboral localmente? yes

f)reparable localmente? yes

g) contexto socio-political: an aspect culturally important to the area, being replaced slowly by the more convienient cement

4. Ejemplo: Clotheslines[edit | edit source]

a)charactiscticas para el exito de la Technologia sustentable: uses readily available energy sources- wind and sunshine- to dry clothes

b) impacto ecologico: no impact on the environment, compared to a dryer that uses massive amounts of energy to dry clothing

c) pertinencia cultural: Uses readily available material- simply hanging up some rope. Easy and accessable to all

d) usa de materiales nativos: lechugia can be used, though I´m not sure people actually do

e) usa de la fuerza laboral localmente? yes

f) reparable localmente? yes

g) contexto socio-political: a depressed economy encourages the people of Parras to be resourceful

5. Ejemplo: The Estanque de la Luz[edit | edit source]

a) charactiscticas para el exito de la Technologia sustenatable: multiple uses for the same resource- irrigation for trees and crops, recreation for the people

b) impacto ecologico: water diversion from its natural course impacts the ecosystem that it comes from and gives life to the ecosystem it is delivered to

c) pertinencia cultural: allows for the people of Parras to surrounded by trees and plants that produce food and beauty

d) usa de materiales nativos: yes

e) usa de la fuerza laboral localmente? yes

f) reparable localmente? yes

g) contexto socio-political: allows for life in Parras, neccesary maintainence creates jobs

6. Ejemplo: Using onion bags and demin for things such as awnings or containers[edit | edit source]

a) Charactiscticas para el exito de la Technologia sustenatable: reuses valuable materials

b) Impacto ecologico: keeps usable material from ending up in a landfill prematurely

c) Pertinencia cultural: allows for people in Parras to have the basic necessites

d) Usa de materiales nativos: yes

e) Usa de la fuerza laboral localmente? yes

f) Reparable localmente? yes

g) Contexto socio-political: the depressed economy allows for creativity and resourcefulness

9 Criterios Para el Éxito de la Tecnología Apropiada[edit | edit source]

  1. Utiliza la energia local
  2. Utiliza los materiales local
  3. Utiliza el trabajo del local
  4. Banco a banco- todos los materiales se pueden utilizar otra vez
  5. Durable
  6. Se puede reparar localmente
  7. Cultural apropiados
  8. Aplicaciones adaptables recicladas y/o los materiales reanudables
  9. No contamina el ambiente

Discussion[View | Edit]

Bienvenidos[edit source]

Hola Carolyn,

I made a few changes to your user page, just deleting the instructions like INTERES#1 and added in a few links. Do you still not have a telephone number? Hopefully your experience in Parras will build upon and engage your current AT experience... there are many clotheslines and some organic gardens. --Lonny 18:36, 14 June 2007 (PDT)

SHW link[edit source]

Here are quite a few more links that should help. --Lonny 21:47, 14 July 2007 (PDT)

Drying clothes[edit source]

Hi Waterfaery,

I noticed your interest in clotheslines - are you aware of the page Washing and drying clothes? In particular I'm interested in making it easy and convenient for all people to wash and dry their clothes (the poor are just as entitled to this as the rich in my view) but in a way with minimal negative environmental impact.

Are clothes usually handwashed in Parras? If so I presume they wring by hand as well? Check Washing and drying clothes#Spin-drying or wringing. I'm guessing that it shouldn't be too hard to build a cheap wringer. Let me know your thoughts.

Btw lots of other interesting stuff on your user page as well. --Chriswaterguy · talk 01:28, 22 July 2007 (PDT)

Did you get the memo?[edit source]

Hola Chriswaterguy, No, I wasn't aware of the washing and drying page. Thank you for informing me- as soon as I get a leisure minute I'll be wandering that way!

I'm not sure the usual way of washing clothes here- I just know that at my house they have a crazy looking (according to the idea of what a washer looks like to my american mind) but muy modern washer. Then they have the clothes lines strung up to dry them. I don't know if they hand wring them.

But this I do know- I was at another student's house the other day and his host mom was asking me who washes my clothes and how they do it. I told her they have a machine and the maids are in charge of that chore. She got this look of superiority on her face, puffed out her chest, and tilted her nose up in the air as she declared "I wash all his (my friend's) clothes BY HAND." And the little kangaroo said humph too!

I'll ask around for more info on washing and drying and let ya know. Carolina --waterfaery72 P.S. Your wikiproblema 12 step programa got me laughing out LOUD!

Mission Semi-Accomplished[edit source]

Hola Chriswaterguy, I've been asking around town to see how people do their laundry- everyone told me they use a machine for the washing and hang it dry (I'm pretty sure the machines have a spin cycle.) I thought maybe I was stuck in the upper strata of Parras, talking only to the people with a little more money than the rest. THEN we went out to an ejido to do some community service (painting tires with oil based paint on a playground... yummy.) I thought, okay, for sure these folks are handwashing their clothes. One of the houses nearby had a loud electric sound coming from it. (Enter spy music...) An intense investigation ensued. Upon closer inspection we found the source of the noise to be a brand-new looking Maytagish washing machine doin' the deed in the front yard. Nuff said? I'll keep asking for the remainder of my 12 days here.

On the job, Carolina --waterfaery72

Interesting, and surprising. I think it's good if they can use washing machines as handwashing is such hard work. They seem very rare in Indonesia... I saw some in Thailand but that was a backpackers area. I will have to do more investigating myself.
Glad you liked the 12 step program :). --Chriswaterguy · talk 23:34, 30 July 2007 (PDT)

Respuestas[edit source]

¡Feliz cumpleaños! Hay respuestas a tus buen preguntas aquí. Gracias, --Lonny 12:34, 29 July 2007 (PDT)

From a gordita to the mujerona sitting next to her[edit source]

You are working so hard! I shall purchase you UNA OTRO MÁS CERVEZA! You deserve it girl. I like your flower picture, and your good advice, and your back massages, and your wind-chimey laugh, and your cuh-raaaazy moves on the dance flo'. Let's keep staring mindlessly into the computer screen for a little while longer and then bust loose on my last night in this wicked little town. ¡AY, CAROLINA! All my love, Heather

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Water flame.jpg

Hola Carolyn!

One image (not an important one in the context where it is used) will need to be deleted, I think: Media:Water flame.jpg - for copyright reasons.

Thanks - hope to see you here again --Chriswaterguy 15:08, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Your 2021 impact stats are right here![edit source]

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Hi Carolyn! We thought you may want know that your top performing pages so far are:

  1. Solar hot water pools (3 762 page views) Update!
  2. Parras earthen construction gallery (265 page views) Update!
  3. Parras health care gallery (136 page views) Update!
  4. Parras What to Pack (110 page views) Update!

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