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Perfect purpose

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Seems I’ve been too buried in my house project to get a weekly links post together this Sunday. Instead, I’ll just point to an article on my old hometown’s newspaper site: B.C. teens, twenty-somethings turn to Botox for forever 21 look. It made me wonder about a bunch of things. According to the article, more […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

You Are Where You Eat: Re-Focusing Communities Around Markets | Project for Public Spaces Rethinking food shopping: QUOTE In most places today, at least in many Western countries, shopping is a chore; our food system has stopped being about food, and has become entirely about convenience. Food spoils, meaning that we used to have to […]

Plans for Salem’s Harbor Power Station: Realpolitik or Missed Opportunity?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Salem Harbor Power Station will close in June 2014. Initially, the field looked wide open for exciting new redevelopments, but now it appears that the site might see another power plant. Strike one for Realpolitik, zero for vision? Green Drinks invited Jan Schlichtmann, Lori Ehrlich, et al., to debate on June 26, 2012.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

All energy and climate solutions are local | SmartPlanet So true: QUOTE I have long maintained that creating policy around emissions gets the problem backward, by focusing on what comes out of the tailpipe instead of what goes into the engine. We should be incentivizing solutions, not penalizing emissions, because carrots harness human desire and […]

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