Category Archives: environment

Goodwill all around

Looks like Goodwill is on Twitter (not to mention Facebook and MySpace). At the moment, their Tweets seem to consist mostly of press releases and hiring opportunities. It would be nice to see them start highlighting interesting items on their auction site as well. Reuse is my favorite of the three R’s. The others, if [...]

Visualizing consumption

A colleague sent me a link to this nifty flash based building monitor for UVM’s new student union. It’s nice to be able to visualize resource consumption on this kind of scale, and still have it tied to something you use every day. Hopefully there will eventually be more than a months worth of data [...]

The first Blog Action Day, and the Superfund365 project

I’m almost too late, but I just discovered that today was the first ever Blog Action Day. This year’s subject is the environment: “On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind … In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be [...]

Social Field Guides

Have you seen the Field Guide: Birds of the World group in Flickr? It’s not just a “look, an eagle!” group: “This is not just another group for people to post random photos of birds, but it is an attempt to build an online Identification Guide of the birds of the world.” It’s even got [...]

Time to make the donuts

I love the smell of donuts in the morning. I sometimes catch the smell of donuts wafting on the breeze on my daily walk up the hill to work. It took me a few years to realize where the smell was coming from. Koffee Kup bakery, purveyors of those scrumptious, plastic wrapped delicacies you see [...]

Saturday May 5th (Tomorrow!) is Green Up Day

If you are in Burlington, it looks like the most detailed information can be found on CEDO‘s site: This year, the City of Burlington has five registration sites for these community clean ups: ECHO/Waterfront Park, 1 College Street Flynn Elementary School, Corner of North Avenue and Starr Farm Road Barnes Elementary School, 123 North Street [...]

Bicycle Brand Blank Books

I picked up a really cool sketchbook a few weeks ago while on vacation in Bangor, Maine. It was in a little bookstore I stumbled upon while on a brief photowalk with my Special Lady Friend. It came with a photocopy of a wonderful article that described the creator of the books, one G. Wayne [...]