Monthly Archives: October 2010

Speechless Sunday


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Iowa Water Quality: How Many Words Are There for Ick?

Back in late September, Iowa Policy Project came out with a new report showing that nearly all the nitrogen and phosphorus runoff contaminating Iowa’s waters comes from agriculture. Supportive editorials ran this week in Iowa’s biggest newspapers, including the Des … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk While Big Greens Just Talk

A few days ago I had coffee with Carissa Klarich, a smart young Billings (MT) native who’s helping to develop a regional transportation cooperative, develop online trip-planning tools and bus tracking technologies, and build a viable co-op organization to bring … Continue reading

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230 More Ducks Dead in Tar Sands Tailing Ponds

Today I wanted to write about some very cool architects I’m getting to know, but the most recent news from the Alberta tar sands is just too outrageous to skip over. [How this is relevant to this blog: Plains Justice … Continue reading

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Sitting Still

This will sound crazy to some of you (others will think I’m not going far enough), but here goes. I think I may have to stop flying. This month, which wasn’t really unusual, I flew several thousand miles to give … Continue reading

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A Whole New Way to Get Clean Energy

A few years ago a small handful of people in Decorah, Iowa started getting together to talk about energy. The mayor, a county supervisor, a city council member, a local bank, and representatives from Luther College sat down with other … Continue reading

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Public Power Webinar Series

A new webinar series sponsored by Plains Justice’s Clean Energy Ambassadors program is responding to direct requests for expert guidance from consumer-owned utilities across the region. This free lunchtime series begins November 16 and will continue for 6 months on … Continue reading

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