Lifestyle

February 27, 2010

We’re not Connected

by Yahya E. B. Henry As the world braces for a tsunami, I’m working to understand this idea of “not being connected” as proposed by a CNN guest. CNN often has so-called ‘subject matter experts (SME)’ to support a given news segment. This morning they …

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February 8, 2010

Sustainability and the Millennial Generation

by James Bedell I spent this past Saturday hanging out with my brother-in-law Mike and my niece, Olivia. Watching her this weekend made me think of sustainability. Holding my three-month old niece gives me a tangible feel for the future. At one point I was …

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February 1, 2010

The KISS Principle and Sustainability

by Timothy Hughes The titanic effort of changing our energy policy, land use policy, and indeed our entire economy is overwhelming and daunting. Often though, it is the simple step that can generate significant incremental impacts. Baby steps are a lot easier for the public …

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January 3, 2010

Reset Button: Views from a Cautious Optimist

by Yahya E. B. Henry “There are always two parties; the establishment and the movement.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once upon a time in a land far away… The last decade is not that far removed to start a fable but one thing is for certain, …

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December 28, 2009

Building a Healthier Humanity

by Tommy Manuel Health is one of the most wished for gifts during the holiday season, both for ourselves and others. It’s often accompanied by the wishes for prosperity and happiness, but health, it’s the one thing that in many ways influences the realization of …

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December 1, 2009

Transit and Trails: Connecting People to Nature on Public Transit

Guest Contribution By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact Don’t own a car, but want to get out to one of the Bay Area’s hundreds of parks and trails? Or perhaps, you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint and wondering how to get to your favorite …

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November 25, 2009

Mob Rules: Unified Efforts to Impact Community Health

It is fairly understood that staying active goes a long way in reducing obesity and related diseases (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.) as well as the emotional benefits of staying physically fit. As much as public health studies have shown the impact of simple movement, …

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November 6, 2009

redesign the city: a look at urban permaculture

by Liz Neves If we speak of a healthy community, we cannot be speaking of a community that is merely human. We are talking about a neighborhood of humans in a place, plus the place itself: its soil, its water, its air, and all the …

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November 2, 2009

Building Green…The Moral Imperative

by James Bedell As one of the founders and leaders of Build2Sustain I am constantly trying to advocate for the business case for green building renovation. I do this for two reasons, the first, because I believe in it. Efficiency is at the heart of …

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October 30, 2009

“How Much Oil Are We Eating?”

Guest Contribution By Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact The 20th Bioneers, a three day conference celebrating breakthrough sustainability solutions, kicked off on last Friday in Marin. The agenda is chock full of speakers on a wide range of topics, from the arts, indigenous knowledge and restoring …

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