Archive for March, 2009

Savage Love @ TheStranger.com

I’m a pretty big fan of Savage Love. Many people read his column in the Georgia Straight, but few listen to his podcast.

I highly recommend it. To say it’s “Adult Content” is a dramatic understatement, but for the most part, I usually agree with the advice given.  Here’s the link: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=1192438

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Tesla debuts new Model S Prototype

Tesla has released images for their new electric car, and shaved the price from over $100,000 for their roadster to $57,000 for their newest version.

I think it looks pretty sleek and sexy.  

And I’m no economist, but I’d like to hope that with all this business going on in the auto sector we’ll be  forced to think about vehicles in a whole new light.  Like, maybe gasoline isn’t so bad if the vehicles weigh half as much as they do presently.  Or, maybe with companies like GM gone, or dramatically diminished in size, companies like Tesla are able to survive and thrive.  Or, maybe the problem isn’t speed govenors, maybe we should look at rev governors.  And so on.  Hey, I’m no economist, mechanic, or whatever.  But I do think about these things.

Personally, I thought it was great.

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Links:

Tesla Motors

Quirks and Quarks blog on Electric Vehicles

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Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour is tonight between 8:30 and 9:30pm where people are being ask to turn off, or at least dim their lights for 60 minutes.  Earth Hour started in Australia, where they’ll be dimming the lights around the Sydney Opera House.  New York’s Empire State Building will be turning off their lights, as will the Statue of Christ in Rio.

Fresh Start’s office will be closed and their trucks parked, AND I took the bus to work today.  What will you do?

Here’s what CBC’s Website had to say.

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Published in Granville Magazine

Today an article trumpeting the difference we’re trying to make was published in Granville Magazine!!

http://www.granvilleonline.ca/gr/living/2009/03/16/no-such-thing-garbage-fairy


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Olympic Transportation Plan

So the Olympic Transportation Plan has been released and posted on the CBC Website.  And here is the official PDF release.  Our office is right on Howe Street which is designated an official 24 hour Olympic Lane meaning official Olympic vehicles or busses only, so it’s gauranteed to have some effect on us.  At least on the people coming into the office during that month of closures.

How will the Olympic Transit plan effect you? Your career?  Your ability to do a renovation?

It’s time to really start thinking about these things and come up with methods of adaptation.

Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear!

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February statistics

I’m proud of the work we do here so I’m passing on Feb’s stats for the mathmatically oriented among us:

Taaaa Daaaaa:

100.5 cubic yards diverted from Landfill

1815kg drywall recycled

3650kg of wood diverted, salvaged and recycled

1395kg Concrete ground up for road base

7740 kg of material recycled/diverted/donated

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