THEN... we watched the movie Fuel. (If you haven't watched it yet... seriously... take the time to watch it!) My husband got back on the phone...trying to figure out how to get biofuels back in our area and when we went to see Jack Johnson in Raleigh a month ago we made plans to visit Piedmont Biofuels. We were happy to see and talk with them at the Village Green before the Jack Johnson concert. So on Sunday morning, we (after being misguided by navigation) made it to Piedmont Biofuels located on Lorax Lane. YES! Streets are named after one of my favorite books!!
My husband went on the tour... and I watched our kids play on the playground and walked around...
and what I saw was more than just about biofuels... back in an industrial park... life
Life is thriving where fuel is being made! Just think about it... think about all of the oil in the gulf... think about all of the oil refineries... they look nothing like this....
Thing is... they're all like-minded... this community of businesses work together and support each other... fueling abundance... fueling a local economy. And I absolutely LOVE it!! If only they were located by a beach... I'd totally think about moving ;)
So what's going to happen now?? What does the future hold for biofuels in my area?? Well, I hate to lead you on... but unfortunately... you'll have to wait and see (or in this case read ;) )
Check out The Abundance Foundation and make plans to stop by (or go on a road trip) to Piedmont Biofuels. (But don't get confused! They're one in the same ;) )
Also, a couple of good reads are:
Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy