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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 1, 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 2010

MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010

Another Green Monday: Transportation Game

If you haven’t told your colleagues, co-workers, friends, family, and everyone you know about the Transportation Planning game, please do so now. The game is available through Monday November 29th. “A Thousand Visions” – A Transportation Planning Game, is available online at www.spokanetransportationvision.com. It allows...

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Recycling after the tailgate 

For some, tailgating is what you do to unwind. Not these Idaho Vandals. How do they tailgate?With exuberance and ferocity - and a fierce desire to win. What does it mean to win at a tailgate? Does it mean means having the best time, eating...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 13, 2010

FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010

Friday Quote: A model for urban agriculture in Spokane

Oakland, Calif., where I live, doesn't have a lot to celebrate, what with budget-driven police layoffs and an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent. Still, one piece of good news has urban agriculture proponents cheering.Not about Oakland's plan to sanction (and tax) large-scale marijuana farms, but...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

Dude, only a week to stock up on Four Loko 

You might’ve heard Four Loko (aka liquid cocaine) is coming off the shelf. The alcoholic energy drink is like the bastard child of an orgy involving a Steel Reserve and about four Red Bulls hopped up on Crystal Lite. With eleven percent alcohol and enough...

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KYRS celebrates seven years on air

It's a special reason to party: KYRS is celebrating seven years on air Saturday, November 20th at Silver Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe and you can buy tickets HERE or 509-747-3807. There will be dancing and live music until midnight by two amazing local bands: Son...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

South Perry Farmer's Market braves elements

This just in from Brian Estes: On Thursday, November 11 from 3-6 pm, the South Perry Farmers’ Market will return to its summer location, The Shop (924 S Perry), to celebrate its second week of the market’s winter season. The market is taking in stride...

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Spokane on a U.S. bicycle highway system? 

An exciting initiative that is gaining momentum across the nation is the Adventure Cycling Association’s U.S. Bicycle Route System. The project looks at existing transportation corridors that once identified and connected, would result in a nationwide bikeway network similar in concept to interstate highway system.Adventure...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Action alert: Spokane River water quality permits

From our favorite Spokane Riverkeeper: This Wednesday you'll have an opportunity to ask questions and give feedback to the Washington Department of Ecology on draft permit updates designed to improve and protect the water quality of the Spokane River and Lake Spokane. The Spokane Riverkeeper...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 2010

Weekend Listening: Modest Mouse 

Given their recent success, it's funny to think Modest Mouse has been kicking around since 1992. They hailed from Issaquah - a sprawling, cul-de-sacked nightmare which formed a dystopian and claustrophobic vision on earlier records they've never been able to match. Witness their quaint commentary...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010


THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Coalition rejects Obama's salmon plan

This came in from Sam Mace at Save Our Wild Salmon and the coalition is calling it "devoid of science and law, salmon and fishing advocates say biological opinion is a bad trick on the people of the Northwest." Read on:A coalition of fishing, business,...

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A Time For Choosing

2008 isn't that distant. At the time, Republicans were down in the dumps, tied to Bush's low-approval ratings and toxic policies. The political landscape changed; environmentalists rejoiced with more politcally amendable opportunties. But after November 2nd, some of that will be lost. For a while,...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2010

They took a vote and said "no!"

No. That's what this election meant to me. Simply put, most voters chose "no" on ballot measures in recession. Sightline had a great analyis of the elections with some wins for the environment:Arguably the most important from the view of sustainability was California Proposition 23,...

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Twitter bot battles climate skeptics

I think a lot us could use more of these Twitter bots: Tired of arguing with climate change deniers in 140 character quips, the programmer wrote a script to do it for him. Chatbot @AI_AGW scans Twitter every five minutes searching for hundreds of phrases...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010

Election Night Bike Ride

We have a crew. You are invited. All you need is a bike and a little faith. We’re starting at nYne Bar and Bistro, 232 West Sprague, at 6:30pm to check the action with the Children’s Investment Fund party and then headed elsewhere. Where else...

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MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010



SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2010

Weekend Listening: Madvillain

This seems appropriate for Halloween. I find the haunting story of Daniel Dumile to be so compelling, one that could only happen in America. Born in England to a Trinidian mother and Zimbabwean father, he moved to Brooklyn, New York and found his calling with...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010


What happened to climate legislation?

After reading Ryan Lizza's beautiful piece in the New Yorker, I got angry. It's a feat of excellent insider reporting, detailing the climate bill's slow and grim demise amongst a group of self-serving politicians, particulary John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham who sponsored the...

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