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A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhat Local Teens are Saying
I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm | 19 comments | 16564 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENClimate Diplomacy
It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 17580 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENA Climate-Friendly 2020
‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 29, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm | 32 comments | 18908 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENAn Interlude of Gratitude
It’s a busy time of year so this post will be short and sweet. Since it also happens to be the 50th post, a mini milestone, I thought I’d take the opportunity...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 22, 2019
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A NEW SHADE OF GREENA chimney plug unboxing
The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 15 comments | 17570 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhat gives you hope?
Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 17833 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENPalo Altans and their Virtue Signaling
Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 21789 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhat is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?
When I first started reading about climate change and all of the carbon dioxide emissions, I wondered what they meant by a “ton” of carbon dioxide, or...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 8, 2019 at 9:29 am | 15 comments | 90789 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENIs our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?
One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:14 am | 18 comments | 21910 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENDisposing of Disposables
Several comments on previous posts in this blog have pointed out that it wasn’t too long ago that we were much more accustomed to reusing things. For example:...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Live/Eat Responsibly, on Nov 16, 2019 at 10:21 am | 24 comments | 18273 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENOnline vs In-Store Shopping: Which wins?
Now that Halloween is over, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping. I’ve been wondering whether shopping in stores or online generates fewer emissions....Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 3, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm | 14 comments | 28776 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENHurtling into the 21st century. Or not.
I live from the past most of the time. I expect many of you do as well. What I mean by that is that our experience and expectations are largely colored by the past...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 17234 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENTraffic got you down? Get over it.
Most development projects in California need to do an environmental impact report as outlined by CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) before they can...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:31 am | 48 comments | 22889 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhat did you learn last week?
I wanted to title this blog “Outage Outrage” (great title, right?), but at the end of the day, I’m really just wondering what everyone learned...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 18061 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENElectric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?
With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 18 comments | 34389 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENElectric Buses: Challenges and Opportunities
Did you know that all new buses purchased in California will be zero-emission...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by Jacquie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:33 am | 24 comments | 23752 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhen to use Marginal Emissions (and when not to)
This week’s post is about electricity emissions. Specifically, I want to talk about a concept called “marginal emissions”. This has come up often...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 5, 2019 at 4:39 pm | 9 comments | 23476 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENAn Easy Emissions Win
The media had some excellent coverage of climate change this past week. I hope you were able to read some of it. Among my favorites...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 29, 2019 at 8:27 am | 20 comments | 18144 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENElectric Buses: A case study
==I This is the fourth and final post on buses, at least for a while, following posts onOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 18643 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENLocal Transit to the Rescue?
Will better local transit get more people out of cars? ==I This is the second in a series of posts on using buses to reduce emissions, the first being aboutOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm | 39 comments | 21444 Views
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