Category Archives: At Work

How employers can reduce CO2 admissions and usually save money!

Oil Trains in Your Backyard

A couple nights ago, Climate Action Bainbridge (formerly Coal-Free Bainbridge) greeted ferry passengers with No Oil Trains signs to commemorate the oil train explosion in Quebec that killed 47 people and to raise awareness that the same highly flammable oil … Continue reading

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The Cruelty of Planned Obsolescence

There is nothing wrong with my Mac PowerBook except that it is now a world onto itself. It’s cut off from the outside, unable to upgrade its OS 9.0.4 and therefore the browsers needed to interact with the internet, its … Continue reading

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Divestment and You

If you don’t manage a stock portfolio you might be thinking: “divestment has nothing to do with me.”  However, if you’re employed and over 40, even if you don’t own stocks, you probably have a 401K or retirement fund or … Continue reading

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Internet Powered by 100% Renewable Energy: Step One

The internet is so ubiquitous most people don’t even think about it. It surrounds us. (Like the Matrix.) We need to take a minute and think about it though. It’s comprised of a network of servers in data centers around … Continue reading

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Climate Change: What Can the Average Joe or Josephine Do?

So, what can the average person do about climate change? Plenty, actually. Even though climate change is HUGE and impacts millions of interconnected ecosystems, many of which cannot be properly modeled to anticipate all of the possible outcomes, one thing … Continue reading

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Bike Commuting 101

For years I admired Seattle bike commuters from a distance and wondered: how do they do that? How do they bike in the cold, dark rain without arriving at the office looking like a hot mess? Then, with the help … Continue reading

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Electronic Media Hell and other Recycling Stories

“You’re not throwing out your 2001 files,” my husband asked, his voice dripping with sarcasm, as he helped me carry plastic bins down the attic stairs. Yes, yes, I am – finally! Besides throwing heaps of paper into the recycle … Continue reading

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About that Cup o’ Joe…

“This will keep your coffee warm for an entire ferry ride,” I remember the salesgirl saying at Pegasus when I bought my first reusable commuter mug, 20 years ago. Finally! I was a true Seattlite, I drank coffee, cared about … Continue reading

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