EcoC²S is a Nashville, Tennessee–based “locally owned and operated” small business that offers diverse services. Our services include:
- Ecologically–based, Edible Landscaping (Gardening) Planning, Design, and Layout;
- Promoting Healthy Living through the Read the Labels Campaign (Healthy Living Mentor);
- Chemistry and Mathematics Tutoring;
- Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) selection and installation as opposed to proprietary, closed–source, freedom–limiting software.
In addition to educating people through those services EcoC²S also provides other information to assist people in making informed decisions through
EcoC²S is headed by its Principal, Irucka Embry, Engineer–in–Training (E.I.T.) in Nashville, Tennessee.
© Copyright 2007–2014 by Irucka Embry/Eco–Creative Consulting Services (EcoC²S). Some rights reserved.
Irucka Embry created and is maintaining this Web site using Free (Libre) and Open Source Software (FLOSS) on a distribution of the GNU / Linux Operating System (OS) with the KDE Free (Libre) Desktop. This Web site uses Unicode encoded Free Software Fonts.
“When you turn on your computer, you're making a political statement. If, like most people, your computer boots Microsoft Windows, the statement you're making is that transnational corporations should control access to the most powerful public media that ever existed. You're passively accepting, too, that non–industrial nations should be kept from developing, and helping to preserve a monoculture that threatens the existence of minority languages. At a personal level, you're accepting that these same corporations should control your access to educational and government services and have a right to install lock–down technologies on your computer without your permission — to say nothing of controlling what other software you can use and how you use it. Most people, of course, never think of these implications. When confronted, some will claim that none of this matters. Most, even social activists, accept the situation because they don't know of any alternative.
Yet an alternative does exist, and it's becoming more viable by the day. It's called Free Software. It has already built and still runs most of the internet. Now, increasingly, Free Software is finding its way on to the desktops of those who want their ethics to extend to their computers.”
–Source: “Free software!”: You can't usually do the right thing without inconveniencing yourself. Bruce Byfield reckons free software is a rare opportunity. Featured in Issue 395 of the New Internationalist magazine; License: Attribution–NonCommercial–NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY–NC–ND 3.0)