My Green City Life

Local news: Urban composting?
February 22, 2008, 5:45 pm
Filed under: local news

Kate at the Montreal City Weblog just indicated that perhaps there may be some sort of urban composting/energy creation happening in the future. Unfortunately, both articles to which she links are in French, and I can count the number of languages I understand on one finger.


Any concerned Kansans out there?
February 19, 2008, 6:12 pm
Filed under: in the kitchen

There is a bill being considered by committee in the Kansas Senate that would make it illegal for dairy producers to label their products as hormone-free. I haven’t really researched it, but on the surface, it certainly seems that this is the work of lobbying by Big Agriculture. The Kansas City Food Circle has two blog posts about the issue: here and here. If you are a Kansan and want to contact your local politicians, you can do so here.

February 8, 2008, 12:57 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I had an idea this morning that is completely unrealistic yet brilliant in its simplicity. Someone needs to develop technology so that the snow removal equipment can run on SNOW instead of gasoline. Brilliant!

Super Tuesday, enviro-style
February 6, 2008, 7:08 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Matt spent the better part of six hours in front of the television last night watching the coverage of the primaries. (“This is way better than the Olympics,” said he.) He switched between three different channels: CBS, CBC (which did a small piece on the MCDC that happened to be shot entirely in Kansas City [sigh]), and RDI which is the French version of the CBC. None of them seemed to be saying anything radically different from the others. I’m just assuming about RDI since I can’t understand anything they say on that channel.

Today in my email inbox, I received a link to The Daily Green’s version of what went down last night. As usual, the article is pretty vague, but you might glean a bit of knowledge from it. It is always a nice little change from the more mainstream media to see the politicians analyzed in terms of their stance on the environment, rather than their experience, their abilities as Commander-In-Chief, their plans for healthcare reform, or their take on immigration.