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Down To Earth archive for Aug. 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011


Washington Policy Center exposed: Todd Myers 

The Washington Policy Center labels itself as a non-partisan think tank. It's a mischaractization to say the least but that is their bread and butter. Based in Seattle, with a director in Spokane, the WPC's mission is to "promote free-market solutions through research and education."...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011


Letter from prison: Tim DeChristopher 

The amazing story of Tim DeChristopher continues. Troubled by the American energy policy and its effects on climate change, on Dec. 19, 2008, he broke the law, some would say. He attended a federal auction in Utah, where energy developers were bidding on parcels of...

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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

State department on Keystone XL pipeline: "It's all good" 

From Climate Progress: The State Department issued its final environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline today, finding that it would bring "no significant impacts" on the environment -- even while substantially increasing greenhouse-gas emissions and crossing major aquifers and wetlands across the country. The...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

The most amazing tar sands film yet

This is it. If you're not sure whether to take action on the Keystone XL pipeline, this could be the video that changes your mind. Tar Sands Action/ Josh Fox from JFOX on Vimeo. This issue has fascinated me for a long time. (Check back...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011



MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2011

Solution Stories

This is an optimistic way to begin the week. (Just you wait.) Climate Solutions has an awesome video series documenting real, local examples of businesses incorporating sustainability into their practices. But from french fries to irrigation check these examples of sustainability solutions. Check these examples....

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FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011


THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

How many jobs would solar create? 

Here's something to debunk the myth that green job investments are a job killer. Stronger solar policies could create over 100,000 jobs rather quickly, according to the above infographic from One Block Off the Grid. Thinking longer term, over ten years, if state legislators instituted...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011


Industrial Revolutions

Here's a fun little afternoon video of a very agile cyclist without a public street from the film "Industrial Revolutions." It's of street riding trails dynamo Danny Macaskill as he takes his undeniable bike skills into an industrial train yard and some derelict buildings in...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011


MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011


Another Green Monday: SpokeFest

Let’s keep Spokane rolling. It's time to get psyched about another upcoming cycling event after Summer Parkways: The Fourth Annual SpokeFest on September 11th from 9am to 2pm. Starting in Spokane’s downtown and finishing at SpokeFair on the Post Street Bridge and next to Riverfront...

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