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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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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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Could Weeding be the Next Big Status Symbol?

I wonder. It seems that everything old is new again, doesn’t it? Not that weeding was ever a status-symbol activity, but green lifestyle choices such weeding instead of using chemicals are gaining momentum (thankfully!). One place we need to be … Continue reading

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Need a New Year’s Resolution or Two? Carbon Calculators to the Rescue!

I tried four carbon footprint calculators and even though they used varying methodologies the basic message was: while I’m not as swash-buckling as most extreme users of our natural resources, I have a long, long way to go to get … Continue reading

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