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TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

SRTC's bike map goes interactive

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) just upped the bike map game for us. Instead of printing hardcopy maps, they created an interactive online map, which can be taken anywhere, as long as you have a mobile device. ​ The 2014 Spokane Regional Bike Map...

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MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Beautiful time-lapse video of Yosemite

Get ready for some nature ogling. I'll let Shawn Reeder, who made this insanely gorgeous video, take it away: "Yosemite, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

How parking can save cities

Lots and lots of parking lots. That has been a major issue in Spokane as historic buildings have been razed in the past - just look back to the Spokesman's "Then & Now" on the Rookery Block. We know they create economic dead zones but...

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MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Greening Neighborhoods grant program now available

The City Of Spokane is launching an exciting new grant program called Greening Neighborhoods Grant Program, which will offer a $10,000 incentive as part of the Forest Spokane initiative. Neighborhoods that want to participate are being asked to identify locations suitable for planting trees, shrubs,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Meet the new Spokane Riverkeeper

Big news out of the Center for Justice as they have announced the hiring of the new Spokane Riverkeeper: Jerry White. White will be replacing our dear friend Bart Mihailovich, who recently accepted a position with the International Waterkeeper Alliance. Born in Corvallis, Oregon, near...

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THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

Greenpeace ad takes on LEGO

I was a big fan of the LEGO movie but Greenpeace just took it to the next level. They launched a brutal ad that calls for Lego to end its partnership with Shell by using the toys to demonstrate the dangers of an oil spill....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

Last day to buy tickets for Brews Cruise!

Bikes, beers, and bands. What more could you really want? How about beavers? Tomorrow is the 4th Annual Brews Cruise, brought to you buy The Lands Council. The route is an accessible bike ride along the Spokane River, starting in East Central and heading through...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

Get paid and save with appliance recycling program

It sounds like the oldest crank call in the book: “Is your refrigerator running?” “Yes.” “Well, you’d better go catch it!” Click. But if you answered yes, there's a chance to recycle secondary inefficient refrigerators or freezers through Avista’s pretty cool appliance recycling program that...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

From Paris With Love

​ That's right. I will be in France for the next week, periodically updating Down To Earth. It really depends on internet availability. So yeah, posting will be kind of light but everybody needs a vacation. Then it's off Spain and some time in NYC....

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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

The Post Carbon Institute produced this illustrated guide to how we have become so reliant on fossil fuels and how we could shake off that addiction. Here's the film description: Fossil fuels have been the driving force behind the industrialisation of much of the world...

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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

Feedback needed on Spokane River flow proposal

There will be an upcoming proposal that could greatly impact the vein of our regions existence. Check this announcement from the Department Of Ecology: In an effort to protect and preserve water levels in the Spokane River, the Washington Department of Ecology is proposing a...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

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