Archive for April 2009

Jane Goodall Experiencing More Media Coverage Than Ever

Jane Goodall’s latest lecture tour has hit a nerve with the media in the United States and Europe. Calling on a new generation of environmental change agents to join her cause, Dr. Goodall spends 300 days a year on the road delivering lectures, celebrating Roots and Shoots programs with children and meeting with individuals and groups to…

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USA Today Picks Up West Coast Green

Green’ construction guidelines go residential By Thomas Hayden, Special for USA TODAY When Allison Friedman, a mother of two in Weston, Mass., set out to “green” her home two years ago, she came at the project with a lot of eagerness and energy — and not much knowledge. “My contractor was reasonably receptive,” she recalls,…

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Tampa Tribune: Green Cities speaker in Harpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS – The second event in the city of Tarpon Springs’ Sustainability Series brings well-known speaker Joseph Malki to the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum on Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. The subject of the lecture is Florida is Going Long for Green. The free Sustainability Series brings to the public educational and informative films, discussions…

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Updated – Gavin Newsom Tweets His Way Into The Governors Race

Gavin Newsom will seek the office of Governor of the State of California. The announcement, made today via blogs and twitter, directs supporters to watch a youtube video (below). Sensible City is not in any way representing Newsom’s campaign – we made our last political stand for Barack Obama last year. But we want to…

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Urban Re:Vision Dallas Competition Closed

I was just going through recent client/partner related blogs and found these thoughts from John Greenan’s CityWalk. Last week (on tax day) was the last day to register for the Re:Vision Dallas competition, the design competition for a sustainable city block that we are conducting in partnership with the City of Dallas, Urban Re:Vision and…

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Meet the Sensible City team

Elisa Klingel stopped by the office last week for a fresh round of pictures that were so good, we thought it was worth a post of its own. Visit the new @ page to find out our darkest secrets and personal cell phone numbers.

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UPDATE – Paul wins! – – Vote Paul in WNC

For anyone who supported Obama’s run, Paul Choi showed up at the second Obama for President rally ever held in the country – right here in Asheville. He’s got a huge heart, quick mind and commitment unlike anything I have ever seen. We honestly mean it when we say that we would not have won…

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Big news needs a diet, not another round of layoffs

We here it every day at Sensible City: the media is dying. But our attitude in this regard seems to stand lonesome, so we thought it might be worth a post. While PR firms, “industry leaders” and CEOs line up with explanations (most of which have to do with advertising revenues and the cost of paper),…

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