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Ed Lofquist is attending Hannah Coughlin's event

“Introduction to DC electric vehicle conversion” at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center (above The RE Store)

October 29, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm
Have you ever considered converting a gasoline powered car to electric? Here is a chance to examine a low tech DC conversion and talk with its creator- Jack McKee.  Jack has converted a VW Rabbit PU electric and has been driving it almost daily for two years. He'll talk about the building experience, the components and problems involved, including: the motor, the controller, the batteries, the charger, wiring, clutch and adapter plate. You'll get to see a few pictures, some components, the…See More
Oct 27, 2011
Ed Lofquist might attend Travis Linds's event

River Haven Community Farm POTLUCK at River Haven Farm

June 25, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Please join us for a potluck social at River Haven Community farm. Learn about this amazing farm, go on a tour, explore the property (incl. the shores of Nooksack River and Fishtrap Creek), meet some GREAT people, eat some excellent (mainly local) food and have a good time. There is also camping space if people want to spend the night. Prior to this potluck, we will have  workshop on converting diesel vehicles to run on waste vegetable oil. Attend this event too if you want to make a whole day…See More
Jun 17, 2011
Ed Lofquist commented on Janet Senour's group Alternative Energy
"I would be interested in member's ideas of uses for this local inexpensive energy we will eventually generate. If we had it what would we do with it? One idea I had was electroplating. I've seen where people silver plated baby shoes, etc.…"
Mar 21, 2011
Ed Lofquist commented on Juliet Thompson's event Second Transition Whatcom Assembly
"Well, it seems the alternative energy group has been around for a couple years now. I would like to see a list of the projects actually undertaken and the status of same."
Mar 21, 2011
Ed Lofquist is attending Juliet Thompson's event

Second Transition Whatcom Assembly at Cordata Coop - Upstairs

March 27, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm
Update 3/18: Not just a meeting - we'll sing a song by Jack Johnson & Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands (... If you can play guitar, bring it along or email me (juliet).Also Cyndy Sheldon ( will help us get to know each other better.The Assembly is a quarterly event, and the opportunity for group leadersor representatives to inspire and inform others of your Workgroup's progresstowards learning, sharing and helping our…See More
Mar 21, 2011
Ed Lofquist and Judith Culver are now friends
Jan 24, 2011
Ed Lofquist added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers

Scythes to replace your weedeaters starting at $20

Real working antiques some over 70 years old. These are the 2 hand standup type like grandpa used to use. I have some parts and a couple complete units at my vending site in the Alger Community Flea Market along with new sprinklers and other tools some of which are antiques intended for decorating. We're open Sat and Sun 9 to 5 depending on the weather. Look for Ed's green metal shed. Ed  360-319-4866
May 3, 2010
Ed Lofquist joined David MacLeod's group

Community Asks and Offers

Exchange goods & services. Post an offer or make a request. The value of the exchange is determined mutually by the people making the trade. Consider also  http://www.fourthcornerexchange.comSee More
May 3, 2010
Ed Lofquist commented on Janet Senour's group Alternative Energy
"Good to see another technical mind on board Jeffrey. In time perhaps we may get past toys of curiosity and create real life changing ideas. I agree with the concept of identifying uses for power. There is so much almost free power that has…"
Apr 3, 2010
Ed Lofquist replied to Travis Linds's discussion Small scale biogas digesters built with local material by local people. in the group Alternative Energy
"Reality comes in 2 forms. There is the scientific facts and then there is the ignorant public's interpretation of the facts. The latter is the major reality. Organic fruits and vegetables are an important commodity to many in Whatcom county. No…"
Feb 9, 2010
Ed Lofquist and David Culver are now friends
Jan 11, 2010
Ed Lofquist and Travis Linds are now friends
Dec 21, 2009
Ed Lofquist commented on Janet Senour's group Alternative Energy
"Terese What you suggest would certainly work after a fashion but you speak of modifications and to believe the proper parts are going to turn up as recycled materials is quite a stretch. I think to make any real progress with any project we need to…"
Dec 2, 2009
Ed Lofquist commented on Janet Senour's group Alternative Energy
"I can think of many alternative energy projects that are well worth the effort but I think requiring them to be made entirely from recycled materials is too restrictive and counter productive."
Nov 26, 2009
Ed Lofquist joined Janet Senour's group

Alternative Energy

Our group is working on small inexpensive residential energy generation devices that can be built locally.
Nov 26, 2009
Ed Lofquist is now a member of Transition Whatcom
Nov 26, 2009

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Life long interest in alternative energy devices and systems. I am an inventor and product creator.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Some aspects of your vision of the future parallel my own. I am most interested in promoting and evolving alternative energy which of itself will accomplish many of your goals. I joined with the idea of cooperating with others of like mind who want to go beyond the idealistic talk and invest time and $ in real hardware creation, R&D and product marketing.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
I am very electrically oriented having created scores of products and systems (mostly serious industrial controls) over many decades which I also manufactured, sold and installed all over the world. Electro-mechanical and electro-optical devices are a specialty.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://under construction sorta
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
none at this time
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