Earlier this year the city unveiled an updated plan to combat climate change, the 2016 Climate Action Plan (CAP). It is an impressive, and ambitious document which advocates a future for the world’s finest city in which the health of citizens and the environment are prioritized. The CAP proudly proclaims efforts to “improve public health […]
People who live and work within a certain proximity to major roadways have higher illness and mortality rates. Is it time to create quarantine buffer zones around highways? If so, what is the safe distance?
If the biggest threat to human survival is climate change, then American construction is probably the industry most responsible for causing it. Every new construction site represents the climate being changed, the environment being degraded, energy being consumed, and irreplaceable natural resources being used.
Portland OR – A progress report on Portland’s Climate Action Plan shows carbon emissions have gone down 26 percent since 1990. The city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Multnomah County Office of Sustainability recently released a two-year progress report on efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Climate Action Plan is a three-year push to […]
I recently watched the Academy Award nominated documentary, Food inc. To be honest, I was hesitant about watching it. I already know more than I’d like about the sorry state of our food supply. Another film putting images in my head of slaughterhouses and e-coli poisoning was not going to make me any happier. (And, […]