Monday, August 26, 2013

A Baby Cucumber

I'm the proud mama of a baby cucumber. Isn't it cute?

Is Your City On The List? Now What?

14 U.S. Cities That Could Disappear Over The Next Century, Thanks To Global Warming

Some of these cities are pretty progressive in their attempts to limit human induced climate change. We need to work harder and be louder in addressing our concerns about the impact of greenhouse gases on our childrens future health, quality of life and security. We need to also plan accordingly for impacts that are unavoidable. This means addressing  urban and suburban weather-smart planning, addressing gentrification caused by middle and upper income individuals increasingly desirous of  the amenities of walkable cities, supporting companies that are smart about reducing waste (of limited resources - do we even know if any resource is truly unlimited), supporting research that contributes to innovative and safe products and processes, eating sustainably produced food and demanding accessible green jobs from our elected officials. Think about how you will respond if asked 40 years from now about your role in creating the earth that our children will have inherited?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Inner City Landscapes

I pass this strip of landscaped parking that belongs to an African American church on my way to work. The designer of this garden did a great job of selecting natives and drought tolerant plants for this garden. These pics are about a month old. I love when businesses go the extra mile to beautify the neighborhood.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Green Job NYC

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

Happy Earth Overshoot Day! Oooookaay???