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Solving climate change city by city

November 9, 2010

At the national level and many other levels, it seems impossible, despite the immediacy and severity of Climate Change, to get anywhere solving the Climate Change problem. The public and business and our public officials seem to believe that there are too many more important problems to be solved before Climate Change can be...
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It’s Friday night and I’m web surfing

November 5, 2010
It’s Friday night and I’m web surfing

Is that sad? I could be doing 20 other things, but instead I’m checking out links. At least they’re environmentally friendly. The first one comes from a couple in North Carolina that were attending the same conference I was. It turns out they’re trying something novel and (hopefully) pretty darn insightful. They’re tracking their...
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Reuse: it’s better than recycling

October 24, 2010

I had the pleasure of attending ReuseConex, a convention hosted by the Reuse Alliance in Raleigh, NC. I wish I could’ve brought back the weather (temps in the high 70s and incredibly sunny almost every day) but I did manage to take some great notes and meet some very interesting people, some of whom...
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PARK(ing) Day is Today!

September 17, 2010

Heads up, all of you urban creatives!  Today is the international event known as PARK(ing) Day!  There are so many lovely objectives associated with this event: urban renewal, creativity, innovation, a sense of play, community service, interconnectedness, and so much more!  Basically, folks pick out a metered parking space and turn it into a...
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The Cleanup Map

August 20, 2010

Want to know where all the environmental messes are?  Who’s cleaning up their spills, and who hasn’t yet?  Check out this map.  It identifies local government cleanup programs, brownfield sites, and tracks their progress.  Bookmark this one, it’ll be interesting to see what’s added in the coming months. The Cleanup Map | rocdocs.democratandchronicle.com. Also...
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Rethinking our trash

August 16, 2010

Did you know recycling is mandatory around here? What exactly does that mean? If you fill up all of your trash cans, but stick only a couple of tin cans and a newspaper in the blue bin, does that count? And what happens to all that trash after you throw it out? Should I...
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Waste-Free Lunches

By Sol
August 10, 2010

The Summer is coming to a close and ‘Back to School’ days are going to be here before we know it. This is a perfect opportunity to discuss one of the ways my family has cut back on waste and at the same time managed to provide healthier, well-rounded meals to our daughter. Here...
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Old Hardware - Don’t trash it!

August 6, 2010

As more and more people become technologically savvy, they eventually acquire more and more computer equipment. That old 386, 486 and early Pentium may still be sitting in your basement or your garage.  You know you can’t throw it out, but what can you do with it? It’s too old for anyone to find...
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Cloth Diapering : It’s Not Just For Your Grandma!

August 2, 2010

The money we save is great, the eased environmental impact is awesome, and Evie has never had a diaper rash. But all of that aside, aren’t cloth diapers just TOO CUTE???
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What’s in our air? This we know.

August 1, 2010

Ever been curious about the bad stuff floating around in our air and water?  Now you can find out!  thisweknow.org is a treasure of local information.  Type in your location and you get a list of facts about demographics, employment data, local legislation, and (most interesting to me) environmental data.  Rochester has 60 listed...
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