Art as Damage Control

Image by alexis22578 via Flickr Olivia and Nate hosted Elliott’s birthday party at CHAP. Fabulous. I was reminded, near the end, that reusing takes many forms, and art is an important step. I was reminded to think of damage as opportunities for art. I studied...

Waste in Jars

It’s reusable. It’s durable. It’s made of glass. And, it’s not allowed in daycares, for reasoning I can understand but think is flawed. “No glass,” was what I was told the first day of Levi’s daycare. The day after we visited...

My Commute (in 2005)

I wrote this in 2005 for the Portland Transport blog for the “My Commute” series. I moved to Portland nearly two years ago. The trip across country took our trusty van as a sacrifice for making the distance in Missoula, so my ex and I arrived without motor...

The Story of Cap and Trade

From the folks who brought The Story of Stuff comes The Story of Cap and Trade.  Click on the links if it doesn’t show below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvaoqRSshv0&hl=en_US&fs=1&] The Story of Cap & Trade from Story of Stuff...

Eco lunches

I’ve noticed lately two things:  1) there are a lot of tips to show you how to build a green lunch and 2) there is a lot of talk about how organic food doesn’t hold any more nutrition than conventional food.  The discussion that could happen based on these...
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