Open Shop
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new Open Shop policy, buy-in for every Open Shop session is double Fran.  nut up or shut up.

Off the grid for Roots.

Whole Earth Fitness

In an effort to decrease our impact on the environment we recently contracted with a consulting firm that evaluated our current environmental footprint and made recommendations for how to decrease it.

At the top of the list was the energy used to light the shop.  

As you know, both Stefanie and Eric went to Oregon State University and we get The Oregon Stater Alumni magazine.  Recently the publication ran an article describing how the university campus elliptical machines were now wired to the grid and help to power the campus gym.

With the help of a few members and engineers we have bought the necessary tools to wire the ergs to power our lights.

Beginning next week we will need every member to sign-up for one 3-hour session of erging each month to power the shop.  All athletes will need to row at a consistent and steady 2:25 or faster pace over the course of the 3 hours.  Any stopping during the 3-hour effort will clear the machine and the energy transfer box will turn off, meaning the energy collected thus far in the session would be lost.

The other component of this is that we will need to generate and collect the power 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  We will post the sign-up sheet on Monday.  It is first come first serve for the prime hours.

Shift sign-up is a membership requirement.  All members are expected to contribue to the erging efforts.

Please sign-up to do your part no matter the hour, the earth is counting on you.