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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011



Scientists vs climate skeptics 

Reusable Bags has an awesome infographic on the continuing climate change debate. If that's wat you want to call it, because you wont' believe what the skeptics are saying! Yeah, climate change is not just man-made but we contribute so much. The United States alone,...

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 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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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Sustainable Works celebrates one year of awesome 

Good news today for sustainable communities. After learning about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regional planning grants announcement this morning, our own local non-profit, Sustainable Works, that does energy audits and retrofits, sent a notice about their first birthday celebration. Awww. They...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2010

Green + Solar Home and Landscape Tour 2010

Another awesome Sustainable September event you can't miss: The second annual GREEN + SOLAR Home & Landscape Tour and Information Fair on Sunday from 11am-4pm. (Yes, it's on the same day as SpokFest but there's a tour bike rate for just $8, and five projects...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

Good news graphic

According to Sightline, measured per person, gasoline consumption in the Northwest states fell last year to its lowest level since 1965. Check their flickr pool for an awesome collection of maps and graphics the site is known to feature.

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Dear Science: George Will WTF?

Proving once again why he won the lifetime achievement award in our "Dear Science" category (our media watchdog category addressing an environmental enigma: the climate skeptic) George Will recently took the chance to leverage the coal mine disaster in West Virginia to pull from the...

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Friday Quote

"So baby, you can drill all you want, but what you’ll find won’t keep you on the road" - Jeff Rubin, of Canada's Globe and Mail, in a recent blog post about President Obama's announcement to drill for oil and natural gas off America’s coasts....

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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010

Friday Quote - heeeee's baaaaaack 

"When the food fight is over, there’s one spot of clean common ground in American politics and that is the need for us to be leading on energy, clean energy, and for us as a country to be more secure with all those jobs. ......

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010

Tuesday Video: That Bloomin' box

This new (and expensive) mysterious product that will alledgedly solve the world’s energy problems has been unveiled: Meet the Bloom Box. Bloom Energy CEO K.R. was interviewed by 60 minutes last Sunday. The program said it was “a new kind of fuel cell, which is...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2010

The State Of The Union

President Obama’s first State Of The Union address was a reminder that he is such a gifted speaker. Thoughtful, deliberate and persuasive, and at times acknowledging the partisan rancor that has distorted issues, he focused primarily on jobs. He defensively said change wasn’t easy. He...

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MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2009

Another Green Monday

It was only a few Another Green Mondays ago when we heavily criticized President Obama for his lackadaisical approach to Copenhagen. He wouldn’t show up, in effect sending a xenophobic message to world leaders who understand the urgency of climate change. Next, we heard Obama...

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MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2009

Another Green Monday: The Election Edition

It’s almost here: Tomorrow at 8pm is the last chance to postmark your ballot. On this chilly morning before raking leaves, the sweaty August primary night seems like a distant memory, blurred by an intensity leading to election day. Amber Waldref image courtesy of Washington...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2009


Tuesday Video-- Planet Forward

Tomorrow night at 8pm, be sure to tune into “Planet Forward,” a viewer-driven special on PBS about our energy future. It all started HERE, on the Planet Forward Web site, which revolved around citizen and expert submissions; the show features the best of the online...

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

Another Green Monday

When it comes to events, could every month in Spokane be April? While we're bursting with energy from upcoming bike activities, Earth Day festivities, and, yes, DTE events, last Friday marked the kickoff of the 11th Annual GetLit! It’s hard to believe that five years...

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Spokesman-Review story roundup

Good news for people who love stimulus money. Bert Caldwell of the S-R reported the “Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, which administers the federal Weatherization Action Program in the community, will get $1.73 million annually over the next three years.” That will more than double the...

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Calling all volunteers: Clean Energy Corps

The House voted to create Clean Energy Corps, part of a larger bill to dramatically expand volunteer national service with 175,000 new positions. President Obama issued a statement on the bill which he pushed for: "We know that government alone is not the answer to...

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