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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

SustainableWorks launches South Hill campaign

SustainableWorks is gearing up for an exciting year. The local non-profit that works with residents to do energy audits and weatherization retrofits on their homes will move to the South Hill, after finishing audits in Shadle and Audubon. According to Spokane organizer Luke Tolley, so...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

Friday Quote: Kitty Klitzke

Individuals and communities in our society got off track in the post war era when we embraced the ideology that the pursuit of more (possessions, land, territory, status) was more important than our quality of life and our ability to enjoy and preserve what we...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

More jobs in bike lanes than other road projects

Just a lunchtime quickie: The Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst published a new report that indicates building pedestrian projects, bike lanes and bike boulevards create more jobs per million dollars spent than strictly focusing on road repairs and road resurfacing....

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

Tuesday Videos: Portlandia 

You can't take yourself too seriously. This show perfectly lampoons the urban, green lifestyle. And more importantly, the utopia many aspire to: Portland. Created and starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein, (the very rocking Sleater-Kinney), there are so many hilarious sketches that...

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MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

Take the "Farmers Are Planning" survey

Even though some markets are staying indoors right now like South Perry, all farmers need help planning for the growing season and it's important that they hear from you - so take this quick suvey before January 31st. Sample question: Artichokes They don't grow well...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011

FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011


THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 2011

Spokane Permaculture Study Group

Linda Woordrow, author of the Permaculture Home Garden, said permaculture “is about saving the planet and living to be a hundred, while throwing very impressive dinner parties and organizing other creatures to do most of the work.” I'm down with that. Perhaps a new concept...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011

Tuesday Video: Expo '74 

Lately, I've been a little nostalgic for Expo '74 history, especially after the passing of King Cole and interviewing Dr. Bill Youngs on KYRS, author of The Fair and The Falls. So get ready for a blast from the past with this video. Once you...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011

Spokane Riverkeeper at the City Forum

Next Wednesday, January 19th, the Spokane City Forum presents "Preserving Spokane's Natural Treasure" with Bart Mihailovich, the Spokane Riverkeeper, and Dick Denenny, former Spokane Valley City Councilman. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Riverkeeper program and it's a fascinating pairing since...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Friday Quote: "War On Cars" 

Back in October, I started noticing the accusation that Seattle is waging a "war on cars" was popping up an awful lot in the local press, and in suspicious ways. On its face, the charge that Seattle is waging a war on cars is pretty...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

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