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Down To Earth archive for Feb. 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

2011 Earth Day Essay Contest

I'm proud to announce this wonderful opportunity from Down To Earth as Get Lit! and Earth Day approaches: To help commemorate Earth Day 2011, is inviting writers and thinkers to put pencils to paper and share what Earth Day means to them in today’s...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Guest post: Air pollutants

Today's guest post comes from Krista Peterson, regarding the health of individuals and how they can avoid environmental elements that can lead to chronic and terminal illness: The green movement is gaining popularity and purpose, as it should. Many are becoming aware of what is...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Tuesday Video: Waste Land

Sorry for the slow posting of late - I'm returning from a debate tournament in Berkeley this week. In the meantime, check the trailer for the Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land. It's an amazing film. The central figures are Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz and the...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Tim Connor's "The French Connection" 

Tim Connor's recent post "The French Connection" is a compelling piece of political intrigue, alledging Al French used the Spokane County Assessor's office against Bonnie Mager in the nasty race for County Commissioner's last fall. If you recall, Mager said French broke the state's electioneering...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

Spokane Riverkeeper goes to Olympia

At the Living River blog, Spokane Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich recaps his trip to Olympia and his testimony in support of the crucial "Clean Fertilizers, Healthier Lakes and Rivers," to restrict the sale of phosphate lawn fertilizer. Currently, there are more than 200 lakes and rivers...

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"Selling insurance by the mile"

Sightline has a a great report on a new bill introduced by state senator Phil Rockefeller in Washington that will “eliminate existing regulatory barriers to mileage-based automobile insurance policies, to expressly authorize the insurance commissioner to approve the offering of such policies, and to ensure...

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MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Friday Quote: Obama on climate change 

Obama’s State Of The Union speech fell flat, avoiding even a mention of climate change while calling for the doubling of clean energy in America. Instead he said we need to “win the future,” which sounds like the next Matrix sequel that only exists in...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

"Slow down and save lives"

Transportation Advocacy Day is on February 10th and it’s a can’t-miss opportunity to meet in Olympia to learn about legislative issues, meet with your legislators and network with other advocates. There are some great bills this year that will positively impact transportation choices in our...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011

How food fueled the revolution in Egypt 

The correlation between food insecurity and political insecurity is never more true than the recent news out of Egypt. NPR reported on the role of food prices in the tumult: Political unrest has broken out in Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and other Arab countries. Social media...

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