Goodbye January. Hello February.

The first month of The Slid Project is gone. February has just started and I feel personally satisfied with the progress we’ve made so far. Besides, as Esteban mentioned in a previous post, there are some things happening in our country that are hard to believe for their good timing and impact. That really inspire us to continue with this effort.

Right now we’re focusing in research and design, but we’re also trying to make some progress in the organizational part of the project (v.g. finances stuff, legal stuff, etc.)

This always makes me think of a big old audio mixer, and now we’re trying to raise all of them at the same time. Manually and in perfect time.

All that glitters is not gold

Hey Esteban Here. Few days ago I was very thrilled about Costa Rica’s new law. Today, after reading and carefully analyze, I believe even though we are moving in the right direction we have still some work ahead. Turns out we are tax exempting the electric cars and removing weekly restriction. Authorities aspire to have 37000 new cars in 5 years, which of course is a good step towards our green goal, won’t do no good to solve the parking problems. One thing that encourages us is even if this new law will help the conflictive traffic, it will not solve the parking spots problem.

Anyway worry not, we are working really hard in order to solve it for good. Stay tuned as we have interesting news coming up.

Bearers of good news!

Hi, my name is Esteban Herrera. I am Harold’s partner, and I collaborate with the Slid Project. Last year Costa Rica accomplished the milestone of work with renewable energy for 300 days in a row. Yup, you read it right. Achieve 100% of renewable energy is possible, and we ticos did it, in many ways. Yes, we are a green country, we still have much work ado ahead, but yes you could tell we have been blessed.

We have been selected the happiest country of the world, we are Franklin Chang’s crip, we do not have army, and we have exported millions of neurons worldwide. We have such good conditions, but it is our deepest duty to protect the environment, we have to lead by example and be the fiercest Nature supporters.

Today I would like to congratulate Costa Rica’s government and people, because we are taking the right steps in the right directions, and let me recognize when good deeds are done and goals been accomplished.  Our government signed the Ley de autos eléctricos , or Electric car Law which foster a good attitude towards clean energy vehicles by tax exemptions, and additional benefits such no restriction within GAM (Great Metropolitan Area).
Even if I live in San Jose downtown and have to commute everyday it certainly feels good to be able to live, where more than 2.3 million tourist a year people decide to come for vacations.

Today amidst national elections, is good to see sometimes we all win.

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Got that feeling

The Slid Project is an idea that I, Harold (nice to meet you!), convinced my friend Esteban we could try to pull out in the course of one year.

This is not the first project we work together. Some time ago we had a micro-brewery and until now we were working in some related hobby/business in our spare time. However, I believe 2018 could be a special year for this project. We see many reasons why it’s important to at least try, but I admit there’s something else in the equation and it’s not a reason but something from the heart.

If this were our last chance to make a small contribution to the world, what could that be? The beers, mead and all that are ok. But I insist: if you really had just one last year to work some kind of miracle in the world as you know it… what could that be? And how do get there?

So this was the deal: for 2018 we stop everything else we’re doing and try to focus on something bigger. Something that makes us proud (in a purposeful way). I already had a hunch what could make a good candidate for the project…

Then again, I admit the first proof this idea wasn’t completely crazy was Esteban agreeing to it.

 

You can’t borrow tomorrow
— Mike Patton