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Cradle to Cradle Design Concepts by Architect William McDonough

You may already be aware of McDonough’s work and talents and I have read his book a number of years ago.  I thought it was important to share his ideas again and so sought out his 2007 TED lecture to share with you and to challenge myself. “If design is our Intention – what is […]

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Thu, February 24 2011 » Inspiration, Reading » No Comments

Kevin Cavenaugh’s Enthusiasm is Contagious

Last night was our annual meeting for the AIA Southwest Washington Chapter.  We met at the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma, Washington and caught up on all the legislative progress and chapter events from 2010 and looked forward to 2011. Kevin Cavenaugh, a designer from Portland, Oregon who is just back from being on […]

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Thu, February 17 2011 » Discoveries » No Comments

Thoughts about Coal Plants and Energy

One of my favorite biking routes takes me to the country south of my home.  It is a stunning ride and we see lots of the flora and fauna and usually a number of animals.   We turn and change directions at the Centralia Steam Plant. We have legislation in our State House right now which […]

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Thu, February 10 2011 » Discoveries, Inspiration, On the Road » No Comments

Carbon Fast for LENT?

Here is a clever idea and a wonderful way to educate more folks about changes they can make themselves to help the environment.  There are still lots of people who observe Lent and practice by giving up something as a reminder.  This could be habit changing? Please Join Us in a Lenten Fast . . […]

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Thu, February 3 2011 » Discoveries » No Comments