Author Archives: Jane Lindley

PSE Coal-Free by 2027?

Background: On August 31st, the WA Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)  held a hearing regarding Puget Sound Energy (General Rate Case), Dockets UE-170033 & UG-170034. It was standing room only. The Fire Marshall had to move people into the hallway … Continue reading

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Ash Falling on Cedars

Much of the world is understandably focused on hurricanes Harvey, Irma,  Jose and Katia on the East Coast. Communities are being battered by some of the largest hurricanes ever recorded. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, where I live, there are … Continue reading

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From the Ashes – Hope

If you haven’t seen From the Ashes, a National Geographic documentary, it is well worth renting. Along with Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth sequel, which our local nonprofit environmental groups (EcoAdapt, Climate Action Bainbridge, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Island Power and Sustainable … Continue reading

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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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