Category: Sustainable Lifestyles

Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 1)

The more attention on resilience strategies/outcomes being added to our built environment the better I feel. I blogged about resilience to climate change awhile back: “Resilience addresses shocks and stresses, and, while not geared toward any single shock or stress,

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The March for Science – by a U.S. Congressman, for one

This past Saturday, Earth Day 2017, coincided with The March for Science, as you know. (Isn’t this official poster awesome? Also looks like a horse rearing up, kicking its front legs in the air!) From the #Resist: Baltimore website:

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“Mercury Rising?”

That’s the title of a Spring 2017 National Parks magazine article by associate editor Nicolas Brulliard about the increase in mercury in the air we breathe and the food we eat. Accompanying the text is this picture showing an adult dragonfly

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Goodwill Stitched into the Urban Fabric

Late last year I wrote about GE’s new HQ, choosing new construction and renovation in Boston’s Seaport District in favor of its grassy suburban digs in Fairfield County, CT. “We want our [new] campus to be a global epicenter of

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Black Rail Bird Threatened (last week) – Offsetting Good News

Last week’s post ended: “As sea level rise has been noted more recently, you might ask yourself if something else contributed to the Eastern Black Rail’s near-extinction over the 25-year period? How ’bout substantial coastal urbanization that’s included paving over

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R.I.P., Trailblazer David Burwell

For some years, walker and bicyclist friends of mine have talked about outdoor pleasures found along the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail running 13 mi. from Annapolis to Glen Burnie, MD. There are 2 stops along the way where food/refreshments

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More on Auto-Centric Sprawl

Unhealthy too? These suburban views are common to many of us. Makes me think of William Whyte’s The Organization Man (1956) For those of you unfamiliar with Whyte’s work, he showed how big corporations of the day sought out the ideal

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A Millennial’s View – Tesla, the “inexpensive” version

[Happy New Year, All!] Mark, a great friend of our son’s, visited all of us gathered at Christmas. He graduated from college nearly 7 years ago, and now works as a detective for the San Rafael, CA, PD. Striking up

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2017 Predictions

While waiting a few more days for the New Year… here’s what I think we’ll see in 2017. Top 5: California and China will lead the global green movement as the incoming U.S. federal government leadership seeks what’s clean about

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Holiday Greetings

2016  Peace on Earth – Goodwill Toward All MERRY CHRISTMAS!         HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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