building a sustainable and resilient community

Top 9 of 2009

Today is the last day of 2009, or, if you take the long view, the last day of the first decade of the new millenium.  There are many outlets devoting copious amounts of coverage to what a miserable year 2009 was, as well as giving plenty of room to “Top 10” lists of the last […]


The 29 most important pages of the Waxman-Markey climate bill

Ed Mazria is a bit of a legend in the Architecture and design community.  He’s been in practice forever; he wrote a big, fat book all about energy-saving passive design in the 70’s entitled The Passive Solar Energy Book; and he’s the driving force behind the organization known as Architecture 2030.   Basically, when Ed talks, […]


Portland is awesome!

Look at what I found while perusing the city of Portland’s various pages about sustainability:  it’s a handout that details things that you can do, both at home and at work, to reduce your impact on the environment.  It’s great! And this is why Portland is leading the country on sustainable design issues!  Awesome.