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Down To Earth archive for Aug. 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

Another Green Monday: Calling Lisa Jackson 

In regards to the Eastern Mission Flats Repository, the Silver Valley Community Resource Center has some serious allegations against the EPA. Now, they’re calling on all environmental justice supporters, and the “thousands who live in the path of lead and heavy metal mine waste that...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010

Friday Quote: The Jury Is Still Out On Science

Do I trust climate science? As a living body of intellectual inquiry exploring profoundly complex questions, yes. Do I trust all climate scientists, research institutions, funding sources, journals and others involved in this arena to convey the full context of findings and to avoid sometimes...

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Message from trapped Chilean miners

In this amazing raw video, we see the 33 miners who have been trapped in a collapsed mine shaft for three weeks in Chile’s Atacama Desert and how they are coping with life underground. They send greetings to the surface, show the space they are...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 2010

Sustainable September kick off luncheon

Who's ready for Sustainable September? In its second year, the month of all things sustainability related in Spokane gets the party started right with a luncheon on September 1st at the Masonic Temple featuring Global Exhange founder Kevin Danaher. Check their calendar for events HERE....

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Introducing Transit Score

I love Walk Score, primarily because I can go “nah-nah-nah-nah” since I live in a neighborhood that scored an 82 while the average in Spokane is 59. It’s all about bragging rights after all. But the web tool calculates how walkable a neighborhood is and...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010


You have until 8pm tonight folks. As Spin Control reminded us, that means postmarked, not just dropped in some random mail box at 7:59 p.m. But you can save yourself a stamp and be sure of getting it in by depositing it in an official...

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Tuesday Video: Ciclovía

Just another reminder: Summer Parkways needs YOU and there's still time to volunteer. The idea is based off ciclovías – Spanish for “cycle way” or “bike path”- an event in Bogotá, Columbia where 70 miles of streets close for automobiles and open for people powered...

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Bikestravaganza photos

Last night, Joel Biel and Elly Blue brought their fun cycling roadshow "Bikestravaganza: Off The Chaining Tour" with films, zines and good conversation to the Community Building. Barb Chamberlain, Kitty Klitzke, Bill Bender, Jeff Everett and more did an awesome job speaking to a diverse...

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

Friday Quote: Dolores Huerta 

Dolores Huerta in a 2005 interview with Fight Back magazine when asked about her work with young people and the commitment to the movement: I think that young people, once they understand what is happening, then they do want to do something. I think where...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

R.I.P. Ted Stevens 

Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, once said "they say I lose my temper. But I know right where it is." He began his political involvement before statehood and he helped build Alaska but it wasn’t always pretty. He left the U.S....

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

Did "static kill" work?

Since Top Hat, the Junk Shot and a plethora of wacky terminology to plug the oil well in the Gulf didn't work, many had forgot the catastrophe was unplugged. But US Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu just made an announcement on the current state of...

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Pedal With The Politicians

I think this should be a more common event. After the first round of public workshops for City Of Spokane Valley Bike/Pedestrian Plan, you are invited to help showcase the needs and opportunities for Valley cycling. Join local bicyclists, elected officials, and staff for an...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

Bart's blog and an action alert for stormwater

Former DTE blogger and current Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich has a new blog about his experiences and observations on the river and it is an invaluable resource for readers to stay attuned to Spokane River issues. Fittingly enough, it's called The Living River. I look...

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Tuesday Video: Bikestravaganza

How fortunate are we that Bikestravaganza: Off The Chainring Tour is coming to town? Spokane is positioning itself well for improving bike infrastructure and there are so many bike events this month, the momentum is evident. But you can’t miss this next fun event.On Monday,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

Friday Quote: The New Agtivist

“Can the city feed itself? Maybe, but do you want the city to feed itself? I don't think so. Having the consumer protection of upstate land is one of the most important things the city can do for the state.” - Annie Novak.The rooftop garden...

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