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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 1, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010

Spokane walkability

If you're down with this blog, you're probably familiar with Walk Score. The site calculates the walkability of an address based on the distance to nearby amenities and measures how easy it is to live car-less. I had fun with it recently and noticed some…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

SATURDAY, DEC. 25, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Why the Food Safety Bill is a very good thing 

The House and Senate both passed the Food Safety Modernization Act or the "food safety bill." It's far from perfect but there's a lot to like as it establishes critical protections against food-borne illness. These include requiring more frequent inspections of food facilities to make…

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The YikeBike

Still looking for a Christmas gift? Perhaps somebody needs the YikeBike. This is a foldable electric bike with a six-mile range that can go up to fifteen miles per hour. It isn’t cheap: The cost is $3, 595. I’m having horrible flashbacks of the Segway.…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

Chris Gregoire vs. Mike McGinn 

I find it ironic Gov. Chris Gregoire doesn’t speak to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn because he “demeaned the office of Mayor.” The Seattle PI reported she hasn’t spoken to McGinn in nearly two months and that when she has to discuss Seattle issues, she contacts…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Green Drinks at Sun People Dry Goods 

Last night I attended Green Drinks at Sun People Dry Goods. The place was packed and it was a fun event - full of the engaging conversations the Green Drinks group is known for, plus it was the opportunity for many folks to get a…

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Global warming mapped 

New reports from NASA prove, once again, the world is getting warmer. They conclude "whether the cause is human activity or natural variability, thermometer readings all around the world have risen steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution." It's hard to not make the…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

Tuesday Video: Cataldo

Last night I talked a little bit about the Eastern Mission Flats Repository. Piggybacking off that post, I wanted to share this video from Frances McCue's book “The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting The Northwest Towns Of Richard Hugo.” East Mission Flats,…

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010


TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

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