Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dell, Travelocity and Universal Lend Critical Support to Restore Texas' Native Forests

Dell, Travelocity and Universal Lend Critical Support to Restore Texas' Native Forests

Corporate efforts with US FWS to protect forests in Texas's Trinity River NWR.

One can hope that we'll see more of this kind of efforts -- without corporate advertising in the refuges.

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The ACSA: a charitable research foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life.

I have to learn more-- but this outfit wants to plant 10 billion trees. Sounds promising.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Giant Sequoia Art by John C. Pitcher Good Nature Publishing "Best Nature Art"


Do you want to see a real Giant Sequoia, but been bummed to look at your pictures after being in the presence of the great trees?

Here is John C. Pitcher's dramatic painting of Giant Sequoia. Title will be: Sequoia: Giants of Sierra Nevada. Click here

21 Acres: Where Farming and Teaching Opportunity Meet


21 Acres — 21 Acres

Tres cool farm and mission -- check it out online -- and if you are in Seattle - stop by anytime. They have walking trails at their farm near Woodinville.

Best fishes,

Timothy
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United States - International Diplomacy - Economic Trends - World Economy - Politics - New York Times

United States - International Diplomacy - Economic Trends - World Economy - Politics - New York Times

I hadn't thought of the world like this-- did you?

Tim

Friday, January 25, 2008

Elements In Time: Melinda and Matt's Sustainable Adventure

Elements In Time Check out Melinda and Matt's marvelous adventure in living on a little land-- a forecast of future life together on the planet.

They are doing a lot with a little. But the produce they are growing looks beautiful-- and their site radiates love and a big interest in sustainably grown agriculture.

At some point this evolutionary process may become revolutionary-- and change our relationships with not just land, but our self respect and challenge the current economic order.

One can only hope - and then act in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.

Here in Seattle there is talk of converting warehouses with flat roofs into green roofs -- only putting greenhouses on them so people can grow their own food that work in the warehouse.

I have imagined a green roof like that!

What say you?

Timothy

BBC NEWS | Health | Alzheimer's helmet therapy hope


BBC NEWS | Health | Alzheimer's helmet therapy hope

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Climate 'clearly out of balance'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Climate 'clearly out of balance' One transcontinental air flight costs as much CO2 as e months driving an SUV.

What are you cutting back on?

Posted by Tim

John Edwards Debate Highlight: Top 5" of his call for a Great America

I like John Edwards -- here's why:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Political Animals (Yes, Animals) - New York Times


Political Animals (Yes, Animals) - New York Times

Interesting story about political activity in other species!

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Environmentalism With a Social Conscience

Environmentalism With a Social Conscience Read on! Our Green movement is changing.

How could it not-- and fast!

Timothy

Make the Tax Cuts Work - New York Times

Make the Tax Cuts Work - New York Times

I like the thinking here: Roll back the Bush Tax Cuts in 2009-- giving our economy a boost as the investor class is forced to stop sitting on their money. A trillion dollar asset sale generates billions in money spent in 2008.

Add this roll back to tax credits on FICA for working class Americans -- those two income families earning less than $50K a year -- and we begin to create some fairness in our tax code.

What else would you do?

Posted by Tim Colman

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Charlotte Observer | 01/20/2008 | Plant-A-Row program lets gardeners help the hungry

Charlotte Observer | 01/20/2008 | Plant-A-Row program lets gardeners help the hungry A project I wish I had thought this project up!

Great gathering of the forces of love -- master gardeners growing Victory Gardens -- this time over poverty and the difficult to imagine fact of hunger in our America has a local remedy.

Find your own group and grow some food for someone else this year. Sustainable living begins with being of service to those who are less fortunate than us.

Best fishes,

Timothy

Timber Thieves Strike at Heart of Lands Held Dear - New York Times

Timber Thieves Strike at Heart of Lands Held Dear - New York Times

This is a problem that needs our attention here at home and abroad. Find out where your wood comes from-- and if someone doesn't have a chain of custody to a sustainable forest -- don't buy it!

Tim

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Designs for the Real World | The New York Times

Designs for the Real World | The New York Times

BuildingGreen.com - Home

BuildingGreen.com - Home

The Snow Man=-- a poem by Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens poem

The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."

Thanks to Allyson via NYT for this poem.

Tim

Good Jobs Are Where the Money Is - New York Times

Good Jobs Are Where the Money Is - New York Times

Seeking Ways to Help the Worlds Poorest - Dot Earth - Climate Change and Sustainability - New York Times Blog


Seeking Ways to Help the Worlds Poorest - Dot Earth - Climate Change and Sustainability - New York Times Blog

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Blossoms-- a poem

From Blossoms in Rose
by Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | US team makes embryo clone of men

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | US team makes embryo clone of men

This is the end of the world as we know it. Guys -- you can see the ceremonial position this science puts you in?

How many you's do you want?

Tim

BBC NEWS | Americas | Canada puts US on 'torture list'

BBC NEWS | Americas | Canada puts US on 'torture list'

When Botanists, Journalists and Google Geeks Collide - The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog

When Botanists, Journalists and Google Geeks Collide - The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog

Of wolves and willows

High Country News -- January 16, 2008: Of wolves and willows

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Close Guantanamo - Politics on The Huffington Post


Joint Chiefs Chairman: Close Guantanamo - Politics on The Huffington Post

BBC NEWS | Europe | EU rethinks biofuels guidelines

BBC NEWS | Europe | EU rethinks biofuels guidelines

Magpies and ravens recycle elk : Science Columnists : Boulder Daily Camera


Magpies and ravens recycle elk : Science Columnists : Boulder Daily Camera Cool story about the beautiful complexity in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park

Read on!

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Concord Monitor - Much to look forward to

Concord Monitor - Much to look forward to

www.kansascity.com | 01/12/2008 | Biofuels that could really grow on you — like weeds

www.kansascity.com | 01/12/2008 | Biofuels that could really grow on you — like weeds A story from Kansas on the real risks of biofuels--

Look-- biodiesel was green when it was made out of grease. But corn? Corn saves you 3% less carbon than oil. Ridiculous.

Corn is not a fuel-- it is a food. Yet because farmers are dedicating so much corn to fuel-- feed costs for animals including us are going up.

Hats off to Corporate Ag -- ADM and Co. for getting great subsidies from US citizens and profiting from corn as fuel.

Time for a big investment in solar, wind and wave.

Best fishes,

TImothy

San Jose Mercury News - Master gardener: Experts are ready to help

San Jose Mercury News - Master gardener: Experts are ready to help

SANTA CLARA Master Gardeners news on upcoming training and events.

Great resource for the new year-- best fishes,

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Open Wide, Look Inside

Best Science Books for Teachers 2007

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

GardenDesignOnline: Halprin: "The Choreography of Gardens"

GardenDesignOnline: Halprin: "The Choreography of Gardens"

Check out Garden Design online's story about Lawrence Halprin. Looks interesting!

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Snow Falling on Voters -Donald Hall-- Poet Laureate

Snow Falling on Voters - New York Times

Read this beautifully rendered snapshot of New Hampshire by one of our best writers.

The words flow, our inner eye hungry for the next nourishing sentence.

Best fishes,

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

John Edwards for President-"Underdog" TV Ad

John Edwards for President-"Underdog" TV Ad

New advt in NH for John Edwards

Twelve Acres: Burnin' Brush

Twelve Acres: Burnin' Brush

A master gardener and naturalist runs into hawks and owls while getting her land ready for Spring planting-- in January -- in Ohio!

Turtle Protection: International volunteer workcamps in Mexico 2007


International volunteer workcamps in Mexico 2007 Cool work protecting sea turtles in Mexico.

2008 Garden Academy will blossom

2008 Garden Academy will blossom Georgia Master Gardeners start an advanced Gardening Academy. What a great idea!

Graduate level master gardening! Read on!

President Mike Huckabee? - New York Times

President Mike Huckabee? - New York Times

NYT has hired Wm Kristol-- Bush pimp and promotor of the Iraq war as a right wing commentator.

Neo cons like Kristol get too many free passes -- break our country, articulate warfare that has no consequence to them while thousands die, millions of us pay the war debt. And he keeps merrily writing along.

What a world.

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The Chicago Gardener - A conversation about gardening | Chicago Tribune | Blog

The Chicago Gardener - A conversation about gardening | Chicago Tribune | Blog

Cool story on "Fabulous Foliage"-- by Beth Botts of Chicago Tribune. Read on!

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Etheridge Misses Kucinich - ABC Censors Candidates at Republican & Democratic Debate

Etheridge Misses Kucinich - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog

There is something wrong when American candidates for President get their heads cut off before the campaign for PResident really gets started.

And what a coincidence: The two most populist anti corporate candidates Ron Paul on the Right and Dennis Kucinich on the Left are both stopped -- and can't speak at their respective debates this weekend in New Hampshire.

The airways are public and democracy is by definition messy.

ABC's heavy handed declaration of thresholds is a good example of what is wrong with America-- too much influence by rich media and corporate power.

It is time to stop this cowering powerlessness-- and move to free advertising on all the main networks.

And let people speak -- even dissenting and minority views.

Basta.

Timothy

home garden : Planet Green

home garden : Planet Green Interesting website for planet green.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard

Cool illustrated narrative to why we have so much STUFF.

Thanks for the tip M.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wetlands & Endangered Species Preservation: Tiger Salamander die for chance to Romance

Wetlands & Endangered Species Preservation: Tiger Salamander die for chance to Romance

Clearcutting the Climate -Conference in Eugene 1/26/08

Clearcutting the Climate - www.forestclimate.org

MoveOn.org Political Action: Silly Polling Project

MoveOn.org Political Action: Democracy in Action

Moveon.org sent me this chart showing 30,000 members votes to date for Democratic candidates.

In typical fashion this email comes with no way to reply -- a weird set up for a progressive political operation.

Then when you look at the content of the poll-- no candidate gets more than 25% -- and Moveon-- a group I belong to-- has decided -- without asking me or anyone else I know-- that they won't endorse until someone comes in with 50% or more.

In other words -- by the time they endorse, California will have voted and who cares?

Why not practice first, second and third choices now and make an endorsement sooner than later.

But have you ever tried to get a response from this outfit?

It is worse than writing a letter to the editor of the New York Times -- who at least send you an automatic reply acknowledging your note.

I take it the poll is a marketing gimmick.

What do you think?

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Still Reeling After All These Years - New York Times

Still Reeling After All These Years - New York Times

Amazing -- 1968 was 40 years ago.

Bob Herbert recollects what a year it was....

Nine no-cost ways to reduce your home energy use : Yahoo! Green

Nine no-cost ways to reduce your home energy use : Yahoo! Green

Good chart to show where we can conserve energy and reduce pollution right now. No muss no fuss.

We are the people we've been waiting for. What are you waiting for?

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Greenest apartment building in Northwest: America's future?


A truly nifty infill project at Fort Worthology

Can you imagine America with developers competing for greenest building standards?

How about if we invest in the green buildings and cities across the country?

The best energy source for America is not oil or ethanol friend, it is conservation.

See Rocky Mtn Institute -- great resource I have been a fan of for over 20 years.