Is it possible to continue to struggle if we are convinced that our chances of success are rapidly approaching zero? How do you deal with this knowledge?
One of the best part about attending Congresses of the Ciclovia Network (CRA) is the chance to get out on a bike in cities throughout Latin America.Read More »
…a college prank gone good: encouraging people to do anonymous good deeds and leaving behind a “smile card” asking people to pass on the kindness. Kindspring.org grew out of this voluntary movement and claims they’ve shipped over 1 million smile cards, have over 19,000 registered users and their site has over 32,000 “kindness stories.”
The secret to successful cities is love. Love is the glue that holds humans together, plain and simple. The person watering the thirsty street tree, the mother and her child walking to school and marveling at the turning leaves together, the motorist that slows down to let the cyclist clear an intersection, the reaching out […]Read More »
What’s green, located in East Portland and only accessible by cycling or walking? Hint, it may become Portland’s second community conceived and created park)…
Volunteers clean up! (source: Gateway Green)
One would think that by 1990, the year I helped start up the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and 20 years since the passage of Oregon’s landmark “Bicycle Bill,” that every street and highway in Oregon would include sidewalks and bike lanes…Read More »
Up in the hills between Osaka and Tokyo is a small village that is pretty typical of much of rural Japan. Beautiful old houses, forested hillsides, a river running through it and silence. The woods are quiet because it is cheaper to import wood from Indonesia than to cut and process here. The town is quiet because many of the houses are empty…Read More »
For me, it all started with a sticky bun. But, of course, it started much earlier with the first Outdoor School in Oregon in the 1960s and the story got complicated by Measure 5 property tax limitations and all that, but for me, it did start with a sticky bun…Read More »
This morning on my commute into work I looked over the Willamette River and saw what to many Portlanders isn’t such an unusual sight–people fishing for salmon. And soaring above them a pair of ospreys, or fish hawks.Read More »
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!