One of the most important efforts we can take to protect our environment is one that is relatively unheard of: a shift in the collective diet of Americans. A plethora of studies have shown that livestock production negatively impacts the environment, but a new study shows that beef in particular may be doing the most damage. When compared […]
Last weekend, I checked out a workshop on solar cooking, thinking I might pick up a thing or two for future camping endeavors. In my head, I supposed I was picturing a camp stove powered by a solar panel
As I’ve been camping and sharing my adventures, there’s one thing that keeps showing up over and over in my experiences: trash.
When we think of a city, we don’t necessarily think about its parks. Instead, the metro areas, shopping opportunities, entertainment venues and other aspects come to mind. However, even though parks and other natural areas are a relatively small component of modern urban areas, the impact that these features have on the urban population is […]
I serve on the board of Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, an environmental and land use residency program based in Pittsburgh and Akron. I am delighted to share this recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, profiling Fair Shake and celebrating the accomplishments of our amazing Executive Director and Managing Attorney Emily Collins.
Recently the Denver Post ran an article on how citizen activists are campaigning to put controversial land use decisions on the ballot. While I realize ballot initiatives about zoning matters aren’t new, I found the article fascinating at a few levels.
So I started out my summer by attending the Dwell on Design 2014 Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center and was quite amazed. For a first timer I was able to immerse myself into the culture of novelty and excellence.
Everyone loves trees in urban settings. At least they love the concept of urban trees.
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to issue a ban on plastic bags at supermarkets this week when the City Council voted to put a stop to their use.
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, […]