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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

On Earth Day, focus is on green cities

Happy Earth Day to all! ​Each year, I'm asked why Earth Day matters and I'm truthfully exhausted with that argument. It just matters, okay!? (For a longer piece on that issue, read an old blog post called Why Earth Day Matters.) One of the key...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Pedestrians are real

This video is insane. Created in 1990, it's called the Pedestrian Project by artist Yvette Helin. It involves performers wearing entirely black custom-made costumes modeled after the generic images of men, women, and children. The kind you see on public signs but come to life....

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014

Tuesday Video: How to eat an apple 

You know what they say, an apple a day. But this clip makes me wonder if I've been doing it all wrong. The story begins at FoodBeast: It all happened early yesterday morning — I ran up to the fridge in our office just a...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

National Parks Subway Map

As visiting season approaches, check The Sierra Club's fun 'subway-style' map of U.S. national parks. It serves as a great reminder of how many national parks there are in this country. What is your favorite? Check this full list of all our national parks and...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

April focus groups for local WIC clients

The Spokane Regional Health District's Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program and Vinegar Flats Community Farm are looking for your input. From SRHD: "If you are currently a WIC client who did or did not use Famers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks during spring...

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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014

Riverfront Park Master plan discussion

Who doesn't love Riverfront Park? Occupying 100 acres of land and water downtown, the falls and the surrounding land has always been a gathering place for people. This is where the city of Spokane started in the late 1800’s and industry growth gave way to...

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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014

The Walmart-ification of America

Beginning humbly enough in Arkansas in 1962, this map demonstrates the Walmart-ification of our country up until 2006. Created by Excel guru Daniel Ferry, it only goes through 2006 and things have only become worse. For a very similar map that shows Walmart’s growth through...

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

2014 Northwest Bicycling Events

​ Outdoors Editor Rich Landers has compiled a Bicycling Calendar for 2014, featuring an expanded list of events that now include everything within a 300-mile range of Spokane. Check it out, geek out, and get ready for a number of fantastic events that highlight the...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Time lapse video of the Spokane River

This short but sweet video serves as a reminder of just how fortunate we are to live near the treasure that is the Spokane River. Also, bonus points if you can name that song. Timelapse around the Spokane River - Spokane, Washington from Silly Goose...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

What businesses are saying about EnviroStars

In case you didn't know, our friends at the Spokane River Forum have a project aimed at certifying small businesses reducing hazardous waste and protecting the environment called EnviroStars. . This four minute video shows what businesses are saying about the benefits of EnviroStars certification....

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

Don't worry! Plenty of oil! 

This short film from the Post Carbon Insitute addresses the false assertion that peak oil is a thing of the past due to innovations in fuel extraction in unconvential areas. Like, um, tar sands. Meanwhile, oil companies tell us "don't worry, drive on." What the...

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