Author Archives: Jane Lindley

Island Power Effort Tabled for Now

From Bainbridge Island City Manager Doug Schultz’s Report June 16th, “After over two years of studying the feasibility of forming a municipal electrical utility, the City Council voted during their meeting on June 13 to cease further consideration of forming … Continue reading

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What if Earth = Garden of Eden?

No matter what your religion of choice, most people have heard the story of Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden. What if all of earth is really a Garden of Eden? I was thinking about how … Continue reading

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Your Choice Has Power

Supply and demand. The heart of our capitalist system. On one hand it’s great: our purchasing power can help to change the marketplace for the better. On the other hand: government regulations can interrupt our leverage as consumers. The image … Continue reading

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PSE Island

Welcome to Bainbridge Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Island. Its like Safeco Field or any other company-paid entity. You might not have noticed, because Madge, “you’re soaking in it.” It’s all around us like the Matrix. Oh, speaking of all around … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame Me if You Get Addicted…

Something big is happening here..and even though you’re part of the change…its so subtle you may not have noticed…allow me: In 2007 Annie Leonard outlined, with a sense of humor, how we are systematically consuming and polluting the earth’s resources … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Paw Prints

A while back, I posted an article discussing a few ways that pet owners can reduce the carbon paw prints of their dogs – an article that was inspired by my friend Teri that was wondering what to do with … Continue reading

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Climate Change is Calling…Anyone Picking up?

The City of Bainbridge Island Council’s discussions about public power and climate change represent a microcosm of what is being played out around the world. We’re like a Petri dish. A community experiment. Although we’re not your average participants as … Continue reading

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The Fox is in the Hen House …

… and, being offered tea. Fox: [in a velvety baritone voice] “I’m just here to help you keep the eggs warm. You know if the eggs aren’t warm they might DIE. Hens: [clucking to each other] “You know that nice … Continue reading

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How do You Make an Ice Cube from the Sun?

“Solar power, of course,” said Neil Johannsen,  retired Director of Alaska State Parks, answering his own question. He asked me that question as I looked at his solar-powered van, Plover, named after a bird. I love that question. That is … Continue reading

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Island Power Moves Forward

What Happened Tuesday October 6th at the City of Bainbridge Island Council Meeting… Bainbridge Island, WA — TEN amazing people stood up and spoke in support of public power including Phil Rockefeller! We crossed the first major hurtle and have … Continue reading

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