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Getting to 2100

May, 2013 Archive

Thanks Mr. Administrator!

IMG_1716Very sweet. Today, the Oregon Federal Highways Administration director, Phil Ditzler, met me for coffee and brought along this nice plaque and a letter from FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez. Such a nice thing to do!

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End to Automobility?

‘In 10 years, there will be less automobility,’ Jason Henderson, a geography professor at San Francisco State University, said in a recent interview. ‘It’s a simple limit to resources.’

And the sooner San Francisco [Portland and every other city, too] starts preparing for that, the better off the city and its residents are going to be.”Package delivery, Kyoto style Package delivery, Kyoto style

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Restoring Nature One Yard At A Time

Going for the Gold
Urbanization doesn’t have to mean the loss of viable habitat for wildlife. Vast amounts of metropolitan areas are thinly settled, with single family homes on big lots — space for re-creating native habitat. In the Portland, Oregon region, the Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Land Trust and Friends of Tryon Creek have teamed up to create a unique Backyard Habitat Certification Program. You can do it, too! Read on…

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About Gettingto2100

Why Getting to 2100? The next century will be a test: can humans use their intelligence and foresight to successfully transition from our consumption-fueled economy to one that balances the needs of humans with the Earth’s available resources. Getting to 2100 aims to be a forum for sharing of good ideas and good works. Got a good example or a new idea? Share it with the world!

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