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Fargo's moving on up on the B-Cycle bike share interest competition

Fargo’s moving on up, we’ve passed two more cities and now are in 17th place for this B-Cycle bike ride share interest contest
Keep on clicking you bicyclists! Fargo’s B-Cycle bike share interest ranking has just passed #20 Baltimore into now 17th place (up from 23rd overnight and early morning) from last place #300 just 3 days ago! Our goal is to pass Las Vegas (Currently #10) to be in the top 10 by the 4th of July.  I’ve invited B-Cycle to have them send their ride share system demonstration team to Fargo but they have a ton of requests and haven’t committed yet.  It would be great if they could come over the upcoming Street Fair.
They’ve been invited, now it’s up to us to prove we enough interest for bike share.
Keep putting in your zip code and spreading the word if you’d like to see B-Cycle bike share program in our area.
Visit the B-Cycle bike ride share site and enter your zip code here
 

Many of the comments at Fargo’s public outreach and input at the GO2030 townhall mindmixer online and opening session are centered around a more active community with more walking, biking, and transit opportunities.  This might be a good fit?
Denver was the first site for this private, non-profit, bike sharing program.  Now Minneapolis has the most bikes and stations in the country.  Other cities with four seasons such as Madison Wisconsin, and Des Moines, Iowa also have the bike share system in place.  The do shut down in the winter, even in Denver.
The stations are solar powered and use a membership card system to access a bike.  It’s not meant as a bike rental system, it’s programmed to help folks get from place to place and dock it when you arrive.

 

How B-cycle Works

Follow these easy steps

Sign In

Sign up online or purchase a 24-hour membership at a B-station.

Select

Choose a bike from any B-station.

Ride

Grab your bike and go.

Return

Park your B-cycle at any B-station

 
Keep putting in your zip code and spreading the word if you’d like to see B-Cycle bike share program in our area.
Visit the B-Cycle bike ride share site and enter your zip code here
Fargo moved up from last to 114th yesterday and up to 53rd in the nation in just 2 days! Watch out Las Vegas we’re working to knock you out of the top 10 by the end of the week!

 

Fargo's pedaled by Bozeman #25 and Dallas #24, just broke into the top 20!

Keep on clicking you bicyclists! Fargo’s B-Cycle bike share interest ranking has just passed #20 Baltimore into #19th place from last place #300 just 3 days ago! Our goal is to pass Las Vegas (Currently #10) to be in the top 10 by the 4th of July.  I’ve invited B-Cycle to have them send their ride share system demonstration team to Fargo but they have a ton of requests and haven’t committed yet.  It would be great if they could come over the upcoming Street Fair.
They’ve been invited, now it’s up to us to prove we enough interest for bike share.
Keep putting in your zip code and spreading the word if you’d like to see B-Cycle bike share program in our area.
Visit the B-Cycle bike ride share site and enter your zip code here
 

Many of the comments at Fargo’s public outreach and input at the GO2030 townhall mindmixer online and opening session are centered around a more active community with more walking, biking, and transit opportunities.  This might be a good fit?
Denver was the first site for this private, non-profit, bike sharing program.  Now Minneapolis has the most bikes and stations in the country.  Other cities with four seasons such as Madison Wisconsin, and Des Moines, Iowa also have the bike share system in place.  The do shut down in the winter, even in Denver.
The stations are solar powered and use a membership card system to access a bike.  It’s not meant as a bike rental system, it’s programmed to help folks get from place to place and dock it when you arrive.

 

How B-cycle Works

Follow these easy steps

Sign In

Sign up online or purchase a 24-hour membership at a B-station.

Select

Choose a bike from any B-station.

Ride

Grab your bike and go.

Return

Park your B-cycle at any B-station

 
Keep putting in your zip code and spreading the word if you’d like to see B-Cycle bike share program in our area.
Visit the B-Cycle bike ride share site and enter your zip code here
Fargo moved up from last to 114th yesterday and up to 53rd in the nation in just 2 days! Watch out Las Vegas we’re working to knock you out of the top 10 by the end of the week!

 

B-Cycle bike ride share in Fargo? Could be…..

Fargo moved up from last to 114th yesterday and up to 53rd in the nation in just 2 days! Watch out Las Vegas we’re working to knock you out of the top 10 by the end of the week!
Visit the B-Cycle bike ride share site and enter your zip code here
Many of the comments at Fargo’s public outreach and input at the GO2030 townhall mindmixer online and opening session are centered around a more active community with more walking, biking, and transit opportunities.  This might be a good fit?
Denver was the first site for this private, non-profit, bike sharing program.  Now Minneapolis has the most bikes and stations in the country.  Other cities with four seasons such as Madison Wisconsin, and Des Moines, Iowa also have the bike share system in place.  The do shut down in the winter, even in Denver.
The stations are solar powered and use a membership card system to access a bike.  It’s not meant as a bike rental system, it’s programmed to help folks get from place to place and dock it when you arrive.

How B-cycle Works

Follow these easy steps

Sign In

Sign up online or purchase a 24-hour membership at a B-station.

Select

Choose a bike from any B-station.

Ride

Grab your bike and go.

Return

Park your B-cycle at any B-station

 
Keep putting in your zip code and spreading the word if you’d like to see B-Cycle bike share program in our area.
Visit the B-Cycle bike ride share site and enter your zip code here
Fargo moved up from last to 114th yesterday and up to 53rd in the nation in just 2 days! Watch out Las Vegas we’re working to knock you out of the top 10 by the end of the week!

Vice Admiral (Ret) Dennis McGinn on climate, energy policy, and national security.

Thanks to NDSU’s and Fargo’s own Dr. Allan Ashworth and Dr. Kevin McCaul for their excellent GO2030 presentation featuring some of the scientific data that scientists evaluate concerning climate change and peoples perception on that information.
Dr. Ashworth told us he was skeptical about climate change years ago but as he did more research, including Arctic exploration firsthand studying plant fossils, he’s convinced that the planet is warming, CO2 levels have risen to the highest levels in 650,000 years (determined through testing air trapped in deep ice through core samples) and that humans can help reduce the increase through better efficiency, cleaner energy strategy, and conservation of resources including water.
Here’s some information on the Keeling curve, just one example that demonstrates the high CO2 levels:  http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/keeling_curve/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/keeling_curve/

Here’s a sample of glaciers retreating in Greenland.  The top is from 1923, the bottom 2004 of the same time of year on that location.
This GO2030 speakers forum was broadcast live on Cable Access Channel 12 and will be rebroadcast periodically.
You can also see this and the two earlier speaker forums from Dr. Roy Hammerling about the “road to the good life” and Jack Beckers feature on promoting public art in community at:  www.go2030.net (last nights presentation is available online here)
Fargo is getting national recognition as a leader in conservation with some of our successful projects like:

The next speakers forum June 9th at 7 pm, will focus on things we can do to reduce our impact on our environment while improving our national security and economy.
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Dennis McGinn will share his expertise in many ways we can improve national security through conserving energy and resources and diversifying our energy sources.  He’s recently been in the headlines for his leadership and work towards US energy independence and it’s role in improving national security while reducing negative effects on our environment.

PRESS RELEASE: Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn Takes Helm of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE); Dan Reicher Becomes Chairman of ACORE Board of Directors

Posted on April 27, 2011 by admin

 
Vice Admiral McGinn
Admiral McGinn served 35 years with the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer and national security strategist. He served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs at the Pentagon; Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet; Chairman and CEO of RemoteReality; corporate officer of the Battelle Memorial Institute’s energy, transportation and environment division; and as an international security senior fellow at Rocky Mountain Institute, among other posts.
McGinn is actively engaged in efforts at the national level to highlight the close link between energy, climate and national security. He is a strong advocate for innovative government policy, public and private partnerships, and investments that will promote clean energy growth and innovation.
 
http://www.acore.org/press-release-vice-admiral-dennis-v-mcginn-takes-helm-of-the-american-council-on-renewable-energy-acore
Speaker Forum
Vice-Admiral Dennis McGinn
US Navy (retired), former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CEO & Chairman of RemoteReality Corp.
Energy Independence and National Security
Vice-Admiral McGinn will speak on energy independence, production and distribution of food, and 21st Century challenges to national security.
9 Jun 2011 – 7:00pm
Fargo City Hall, Commission Room
209 N. 3rd Street
 
 
Hope to see you at this event and on Mind Mixer to share your ideas for Fargo’s future.
 
 
 
 
 


 

What's with the weather??

Great opportunity tonight to hear  GO2030 speakers NDSU’s and Fargo’s own Dr. Kevin McCaul Dean of Science and Math and Dr. Allan Ashworth reknowned Arctic explorer will show some of the results from the research that been done and how we deal with what that scientific research tells us.
Here are two articles just this week about the more frequent and severe weather events:
In todays Forum:
Published May 26, 2011, 12:00 AM

Tornadoes! Floods! Droughts!

Scientists: Many severe weather events tied to global warming
WASHINGTON – The deadliest tornadoes in decades. Severe flooding on the Mississippi River. Drought in Texas, and heavy rains in Tennessee. What’s up with the weather?  Full article online.
Here’s another article in todays Forum:

Weather Talk: United States experiencing one of worst tornado years

April set the record for the most tornadoes, with 875 reported across the nation.By: John Wheeler, WDAY, INFORUM  (Here’s a portion of the article below followed by link to full article)
“But before jumping to the conclusion that we now live in a new and terrible tornado regime, consider that tornado activity had been below average for several years in a row. Consider also that, historically, there have been years with high tornado statistics from time to time. Much like the wild hurricane season back in 2005, the U.S. is having a really bad time with tornadoes this year. But it is likely just a bad year and not a foreboding change.”
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/321149/group/News/

Come to the GO 2030 speakers forum tonight to hear from two of  NDSU’s and Fargo’s experts in their fields, Arctic Explorer and distinguished professor Dr. Allan Ashworth and Dean of Science and Math Dr. Kevin McCaul
Dr. Allan Ashworth above.
Dr. Kevin McCaul

“Who Believes in Global Warming … and Why?”
In this presentation, Allan Ashworth, University Distinguished Professor of geology, will discuss research findings that persuade him global warming is here and that humans have contributed to the problem. Then Kevin McCaul, dean of the College of Science and Math and professor of psychology, will share research that indicates enormous group differences in whether people “believe” in the problem of global warming.
The Science Café will conclude with both presenters discussing with the audience why the group differences exist and how to close the gap in beliefs about global warming.
Allan Ashworth is one of the stars of the award winning documentary “Ice People”and also has a glacier in Antarctica named after him.
26 May 2011 – 7:00pm
Fargo City Hall, Commission Room
209 N. 3rd Street
Dr. Allan Ashworth
University Distinguished Professor,  NDSU

Dr. Kevin McCaul
Dean of Science and Mathematics, NDSU
Social Psychology and Climate
Dr. McCaul and Dr. Ashworth will discuss energy efficiency, water issues, and climate change from a local and regional perspective.
Hope to see you at this event and on Mind Mixer to share your ideas
 

What's with the weather anyway??

Mark your calenders for Thursdays GO2030 speakers NDSU’s and Fargo’s own Dr. Kevin McCaul Dean of Science and Math and Dr. Allan Ashworth reknowned Arctic explorer will show some of the results from the research that been done and how we deal with what that scientific research tells us.

Dr. Allan Ashworth above.
Dr. Kevin McCaul

“Who Believes in Global Warming … and Why?”
In this presentation, Allan Ashworth, University Distinguished Professor of geology, will discuss research findings that persuade him global warming is here and that humans have contributed to the problem. Then Kevin McCaul, dean of the College of Science and Math and professor of psychology, will share research that indicates enormous group differences in whether people “believe” in the problem of global warming.
The Science Café will conclude with both presenters discussing with the audience why the group differences exist and how to close the gap in beliefs about global warming.
Allan Ashworth is one of the stars of the award winning documentary “Ice People”and also has a glacier in Antarctica named after him.
26 May 2011 – 7:00pm
Fargo City Hall, Commission Room
209 N. 3rd Street
Dr. Allan Ashworth
University Distinguished Professor,  NDSU

Dr. Kevin McCaul
Dean of Science and Mathematics, NDSU
Social Psychology and Climate
Dr. McCaul and Dr. Ashworth will discuss energy efficiency, water issues, and climate change from a local and regional perspective.
Hope to see you at this event and on Mind Mixer to share your ideas