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LILAWAC rides again!

Back in February, I wrote a post here about my experiences living in Los Angeles without a car, and how I thought those stories were worth sharing, which resulted in my starting a blog by the same name (Living in Los Angeles Without A Car, or LILAWAC for short).  Shortly thereafter, my friend Erin – […]

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Possibly the world’s most excellent water bottle

Behold:  the Water Bobble. Who among us doesn’t now feel a little tinge of guilt when we are confronted with the prospect of drinking from a disposable water bottle?  At the conference I attended a few weeks ago, I went through three in three days, which made me feel awful and basically doubled my total […]

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iGreen at GreenBuild: How the Web Empowers Designers to Build Sustainably

I’m pleased to announce – albeit after the fact – that I participated on a “virtual” panel discussion at the GreenBuild conference today.  Which is to say, while GreenBuild is happening in Phoenix, Arizona, I sat on the panel, via my Web cam, in Portland, Oregon, and chatted with some illustrious Internet friends who were […]

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…and I dropped the blogging ball! More about the Solar Decathlon…

Sorry for going on hiatus after my last post from DC about the Solar Decathlon.  The truth of the matter is that the weather was 100% miserable the entire time I was there, and I had not the time nor the space to blog:  my hands were numb and it was raining, thus making it […]

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So long Cash for Clunkers, we hardly knew ye

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced this week that after a wildly successful and very brief run, the Car Allowance Rebate System, aka CARS or Cash for Clunkers, will end this Monday, August 24.  I took a screen shot of the Web site just in case it isn’t there when you click the link. Soooo… […]

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My 14-year-old car got 40 mpg today.

Not that I’m boasting but, wow….that’s kind of amazing right?  I guess that’s the flatness of California’s central valley combined with my car’s wind-friendlier profile and small engine.  I’ll take it, in any case! That said, I’ve arrived safely at the first stop on my Unemployment Tour, Palo Alto.  Situated conveniently in the southern part […]

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Ryan Reynolds is coming on tour with me

Ok, not really, but since I put all of my books either in storage or sent them home, I got this issue of Entertainment Weekly to have something to read and was delightfully surprised to find out that Ryan Reynolds’ favorite Web site is Treehugger.com.  Treehugger is awesome and is my one-stop source for all […]

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The “green” road trip; can we make this happen?

Last week I posted about the GreenDesignCollective’s Portfolio Project, where I am inviting fellow unemployed architects and designers to host their online portfolios on the GDC for free for a period of up to a year.  These are the first steps towards creating a true “green design collective”, partially inspired by groups like the Hyperform […]

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