Well I am Going to Try this Again!!

I am clearly very bad at using this cool tool.  I just spent over an hour composing a really neat post and then I went to publish it and spam, bam, thank you mam it was gone.  Vanished.  Off into space.  I editted it, I draft saved it about four times, I asked the web person for help several times, I previewed it , I editted it and then – poof it was gone.

Have you ever had this experience.  I know I am not alone.  Well sometimes that is also the case with things we do to be ecolonomic.  We try hard, we get help, we do all the right things and then poof what we do seems to be gone.  Well we have to get up off the carpet and try again.  That is what I am doing now – trying again.  I am bound and determined to work to make the planet better.  I will do it.  I will.  You can too!! Lets work together, and try and fail, and then do it again.  Talk with you later.  I need to go now and think about what I can do next to make the planet better.

IOE Meadow Hollow Greenhouse during our Fall Sustainability Event.  Those tomatoes tasted great!!

IOE Meadow Hollow Greenhouse during our Fall Sustainability Event. Those tomatoes tasted great!!

Wow!! We are trying a new fundraising Idea!!

Lets see if it works.  I will be adding some magic code below this shakesphearean (I know that is not a word) prose.  If it works you will be able to shop from our site and when you do you will get great buys and we will make a little coin.  So here goes!! 


Just kidding! Well it did not seem to work.  We will keep at it and you will see the results when we do. 

Dog Training at our Loveland Campus

Yesterday was our first official day of IOE managed dog training at the Loveland Rocky Mountain Prairie Campus (RMPC).  Joe Brakke and agroup of his friends kicked off our open grounds training program in style.  It was a beautiful 60 degree day with sun and a little breeze.  Joe has attended our Wenter fun Trial series, and he will be training at the RMPC regularly. 

You can check on our home page a find out about our dog training program.  We are comitted to preserving the heritage of the RMPC and creating a unique venue for ecolonomic dog training here in Northern Colorado.  You can pick one of three sessions on four different days of the week, and share a special time with your dog and human friends alike.  We hope to see you this spring  – at the RMPC.

Our Beautiful Meadow Hollow Ranch IOE Campus


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I thought I would post a few pictures of our beautiful campus in Northern Colorado where we are conducting Aquaponic research, raising alpacas, doing composting, revitalizing a stream and pond ecosystems, enjoying a unique pasture golf course, green quarrying natural stone for local construction, creating a small eco-friendly community, training dogs, mountain biking, hiking, and much more…

You need to come visit us, and even better we have two incredible lots available for sale, of which a portion of the sales price will be donated to IOE for use to preserve the planet.  Check out the pictures.



Some IOE Related Pictures

Alpacas and llamas - wool of the futureIOE GreenhouseOur Meadow Hollow Greenhouse and Aquaponics systems

Another Red Hot Northern Colorado Day

Well we set a record.  Over 20 days where the high temperature is over 90 degrees.  Global warming, or just hot, I am not sure.  But it is worth thinking about, and that is one of the goals of IOE.  We want people to be thinking about ecology, the environment and the economics of our lives. 

It hit me again yesterday when I was in the grocery store.  I had again forgotten to bring my cloth shopping bag.  I feel so guilty when I take a plastic bag from the store.  Do you know how much landfill space those plastic bags take?  It is huge.  But, how do I change my habits enough to always remember to have a cloth bag?  There are even times when I have one in my car, but I forget to bring it inside and am then too lazy to go out and get it.  I have to change my attitude and make it an absolut must to have the bags and if they are in the car to go out and get them. 

Am I the only one who is lazy like this?  I do not think so.  What are any of your thoughts about this dilemma.  How can I get better?  Well I have to get to some work, but I am loving thinking ecolonomically.  See that is a word.  Get it fixed in your mind ECOLONOMICS.


Welcome to the Ecolonomic Blog

Well,  I am officially now a blogger.  I hope you get some value, knowledge or entertainment from what we will write in our blog from this time forward. 

Let me introduce myself, I’m Wayne Dorband, and I am excited to be newly elected to the Board of Directors of the Institute of Ecolonomics.  It is an honor and a big responsibility.  We have huge shoes to fill to try to fulfill the dream that Dennis Weaver conceived almost 15 years ago when he formed IOE.  I beleive that Dennis was a man with a passion and a belief system that was just a little before his time, and it is too bad that he passed away before the timing was right for IOE to greatly blossom and grow.

Well, that time is now!!.  The world is ready to embrace Ecolonomics.  The word will become as common in peoples vocabulary as “green” or eco-friendly or sustainable.  It really more rightly describes what we should be considering as we try to change our world to become more balanced, long-lived and enjoyable. 

As time goes by you are going to see (and hopefully be a part of) IOE become a world leader in promoting technologies that will revolutionize aspects of sustainable life.  We will become effective educators for youth to adults about products and services that have Ecolonomic value, and we will be supportive of causes that are truly necessary for the healthy future of our planet and our place as residents of it.

So, please, take this journey with me.  Join the Institute!!  Volunteer your time and passion to help us with this vital mission.  It will be fun.  It will be challenging, and most of all it will be meaningful.  Until we talk again, best wishes and God be with you.