Salt Lake City District 3: Jennifer J. Johnson on Greening the Vote

If you live in Salt Lake City District 3, consider voting for Jennifer J. Johnson for Salt Lake City Council. She is vibrant, intelligent, politically astute, and genuinely interested in her city and community. Here is my endorsement: "Jennifer's concept of 'Think Global, Buy Local, and Vote GREEN?' It's spot-on. Her support of BUY LOCAL … Continue reading Salt Lake City District 3: Jennifer J. Johnson on Greening the Vote

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“Happy” New Year?

(I have been out of town for the past 2 weeks, so posting has been non-existent.) I am having difficulty wishing people a "happy" new year with everything that is going in in our world: A failing economy resulting in job losses, a housing market crash, budget shortfalls; A broken health care system that continues … Continue reading “Happy” New Year?

MEDIA RELEASE – IMAGINE PEACEFEST3rd Annual Imagine PeacfestContact information: Deanna Taylor, 801.631.2998,info@imaginepeacefest.org3rd Annual Imagine Peacefest will highlight films, music, and children's artworkSalt Lake City – The 3rd Annual Imagine Peacefest will be held at Library Plaza, downtown Salt Lake City,September 20, 2008 from 12noon to 6pm. The event is being held in tandem with the … Continue reading

Speaking of locally grown food….

....when we arrived home from our vacation yesterday, we were pleased to see our gardens doing well. Here are the gardens with irrigation water in them:Before we left I had harvested a number of herbs (basil, oregano, sage and horehound) and dried most of the harvest plus made a couple of batches of basil pesto. … Continue reading Speaking of locally grown food….

Maryland Governor Issues Challenge to Eat Locally

While I was visiting my family in Maryland, I learned some things about its new progressive Governor, Martin O’Malley, such as his efforts to promote local agriculture. In Hometown Annapolis, the July 19th article, Your challenge: Eat locally--State, county officials encourage consumption of area's produce, written by Tim Ebner (which also was posted on Common … Continue reading Maryland Governor Issues Challenge to Eat Locally

Organic and Locally Grown

Thanks to fallenpiece over at vegetarian for this:The Musts and Myths of Organic and Locally Grown Posted Tue, Jun 26, 2007, 10:01 am PDTSo you've been known to occasionally spend extra on organic milk, mosey over to the free-range meat section, and make an effort to support your local farms by buying berries from a roadside fruit stand. Still, I'm betting the farm that if you're … Continue reading Organic and Locally Grown

Are you living beyond your ecological footprint? If you live in Utah, you ARE

In today's news:Utahns are living beyond ecological meansThe group Utah Vital Signs,  a project of the Utah Population and Environment Coalition,  has released the results of a study they conducted - "Utah Vital Signs 2007: The Ecological Footprint of Utah". The bottom line:              Utahns use 11 percent more than the state's land … Continue reading Are you living beyond your ecological footprint? If you live in Utah, you ARE

Sustainability – Characteristics of a Healthy City

I often wish I live closer to where I work and that may become a reality at some point in the future, however it's not that simple.  We own our property in West Jordan, which is about 12 miles from the center of Salt Lake City (which is also where I work).  To sell our … Continue reading Sustainability – Characteristics of a Healthy City

Model Sustainable Community

New German Community Models Car-free LivingThis German Community has made the site of a former military base into a virtually car-free sustainable community. Residents have incentives, such as free passes on mass transit. This is an intriguing model of how we can redesign our living on this planet. The Vauban neighborhood in Freiburg, Germany, is … Continue reading Model Sustainable Community