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At least there’s a lot to think about…

Itching for more insight on how Seattle is faring and what the future holds? Several events are coming up next week that might strike your fancy. On Tuesday, March 10, Mossback columnist and Crosscut contributor Knute Berger is giving a … Continue reading

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A view on sustainability from Seattle Parks

Eds Note: Andy Soden of Seattle Parks and Recreation chimes in on defining sustainability By Andy Soden, Golf Director, Seattle Parks and Recreation Based on my spell check, even Microsoft does not fully recognize the concept of sustainability. To begin … Continue reading

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Sustainability in 50 words

Eds Note: These 50-word definitions of sustainability ran in today’s DJC. Agree or disagree, we’d love to hear your thoughts. For Seattle to become sustainable, it will have to take advantage of the environment we inherited. Preserving open space and … Continue reading

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Saving bus service actually helps the economy

By now, most of us have heard Metro’s grim warning of a $100 million funding decline next year, and a potential 20 percent cut in service. We’ve also heard that an increase in local taxing authority might be a solution to keep … Continue reading

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Dear Gas, Northwest drivers just aren’t that into you

Apparently, Northwest drivers are now consuming the same amount of gas on average that we did in 1965. The average Northwest user is now using about 7.4 gallons a week per person, Sightline reports. That compares with the 10.2 gallons … Continue reading

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Lessons on sustainability from Cuba

Eds. Note: Seattle developer Kevin Daniels, president of Nitze-Stagen & Co. and Daniels Development, recently returned from a week in Cuba on a sustainability research mission sponsored by International Sustainable Solutions through the Global Exchange program. He shares his thoughts … Continue reading

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Sustainability and the other Washington

The compromise stimulus bill that’s received Congressional approval and is expected to fly off the president’s desk this weekend actually had quite a bit of greenbacks for green initiatives: at least $62.2 billion in spending and $20 billion in tax … Continue reading

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More than sustainability

Sustainability means doing the minimum necessary to avoid ecological or societal trauma, whether for one location or ecosystem, or worldwide. In other words, it’s a half-measure. People like half-measures. Public discussions of sustainability tend to reflect giving people everything they already have, but … Continue reading

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