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Down To Earth alternative transportation archive

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

Pope Francis forgoes Popemobile

While I'm not sure where the new head of the Catholic Church stands on climate change, Pope Francis is already shaking things up when it comes to environmental issues. In the beginning, he had made small efforts such as eating meals at home and speaking...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

The Inland Northwest Bicycling Event Guide

The Spokesman Review has compiled a Bicycling Calendar for 2013, 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 best way...

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MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011

STCU's new branch features car-charging station 

Here's another reason to love your local credit union: The Spokane Valley’s first 240-volt charging station for electric cars opens to the public when Spokane Teachers Credit Union starts serving members at its new South Valley Branch location on Monday, December 12th. From Dan Hansen:...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011

Tuesday Video: In defense of public transportation

Today's feature is a short and sweet 30-second plea for the improvement of public transportation. It quickly illustrates how public transportation is used by 35 million Americans every day but eighty-four percent of transit systems have raised rates or cut services. The facts remain: Washington’s...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Eco Expo 2011 tomorrow!

Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., will host more than 100 sustainable construction, lifestyle and outreach vendors at the first annual Eco Expo tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held in the Lair-Student Center, the event will feature an alternative transportation fair, a...

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

How have gas prices affected you? 

The rising gas prices are affecting everybody with the Energy Information Administration estimating the average U.S. household will spend more than $4,300 on gas in 2011. Just last month gas prices in Washington state have jumped almost 40 cents a gallon. I have a one...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

Summer Parkways returns with three dates 

Summer Parkways is back but it's different this year. They will be be expanding it to include three different neighborhoods, including their first night-time event: Wednesday, June 22, 6-9 PM- Comstock/Manito Neighborhood (map) Sunday, July 24, 10AM-2PM- North Hill Neighborhood (map) Sunday, August 14, 10...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

Cycling quick hits 

During Bike to Work week one thing we kept commenting on was how fortunate we were here in Spokane to have organizers that carried the flag all year round. By that we mean that while the hoopla may only last a week, the Tweets keep...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010

How we commute

While checking out The Stranger's blog, Slog, we came across a post on how Seattle ranked against other American cities in terms of commuter choices: (Graphic courtesy of The Inrfrastructurist, click link to expand.)So how does Spokane commute?Several years ago, the National Transportation Policy project...

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MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

Another Green Monday

As most of you know, we’ve been at this whole Down To Earth thing for quite a while now. In fact, it was this time of year in 2007 that we decided we wanted to stay in Spokane and hatched the idea of starting an...

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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

Another Green Monday

Andrew Revkin, probably the best environmental reporter today, took a buyout from The New York Times after fifteen years on the job. Another casualty of budget cuts, his departure will leave a definite void in the Times’ coverage of climate change at a time when...

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

Another Green Monday

Tis the season for wishing!While most people will tell you that this time of year is all about giving and good will, the kid in us can't help but sit back and wish for a few things for the new year.When we dream about the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2009

It takes Jay Leno to Tango

Our favorite local electric car guru (if there's more than one we apologize) has really made it big now. First George Clooney, and now Jay Leno. Rick Woodbury is one pompous dude away from bro overload. But in all seriousness, Rick Woodbury, president of Commuter...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2009

Summer Parkways in Spokane

As long as Mother Nature keeps cooperating, we're going to talk summer fun - and the kind of fun that doesn't require vehicles. This post is a reminder that there are several local groups, including Futurewise, The Lands Council, City of Spokane, Spokane Regional Transportation...

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The perfect city 

"There's good points and bad pointsBut it all works outI'm a little freaked out Find a city Find myself a city to live in" - lyrics from The Talking Heads "Cities"David Byrne is someone for whom our respect transcends his obvious musical contributions to society...

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