Police Give Chase in a Prius

Well, what fun! Cops in Athens, GA are now chasing bad guys and ticketing speeders in police-marked Priuses and Ford Fusions. This is a happy thing. Not only does the police department save money by using about a third as much fuel (as miles per gallon rose from 18 to 49), they inspire everyday people to join the environmental game. […]

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Earth in the Balance

“The world is once again at a critical juncture. We are invading ourselves and attacking the ecological system of which we are a part. As a result, we now face the prospect of a kind of global civil war between those who refuse to consider the consequences of civilization’s relentless advance and those who refuse to be silent partners in […]

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Is the New Eco-clothing Recycled Water Bottles?

From Seth Leitman, with edits– Organic cotton is a start in the right direction to find the least impact fiber for the environment. An article called Bottles to Boxers from John Otsuki gives a best case view of recycling plastic bottles that makes sense.  Here’s what his article said: Cotton is the world’s largest non-food crop, estimated at 166 million bales in […]

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I’m Back

Dear Friends, “Congratulations, you’re no longer a rookie,” my rabbi friend David said with a smile to me during our interfaith clergy group meeting this morning. David was referring to the addition of a new colleague to our group that day . . . and to the fact that I was no longer the recruit in the room. It has […]

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Energy Poverty

About 1.2 billion people on the planet survive on roughly $1-$1.25 per day. For light and cooking, they usually rely on dirty energy sources, such as coal and kerosene, which are nonrenewable, harmful to human health and destroy the tree cover which preserves arable soil and protects homes from the ravages of floods and landslides. A bright LED solar light […]

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Cool Math Trick

Very clever way to remember how to handle the metric conversion of gas with Summer driving from the Mother Nature Network: The Fibonacci sequence is made up of numbers that are the sum of the previous two numbers in the sequence, starting with 0 and 1. It’s 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,21, 34, 55, 89, 144… 1 […]

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A Shining Year for Solar Power

From Sierra Club Magazine: Solar Having Its Best Year Ever  This year will likely be the year that more solar came on line than coal, first time ever in of American history. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found that New Jersey took the top prize for installing 174 MW of solar in the first quarter of this year, even more […]

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