Freeway Goats

Freeway Goats

Earlier this week, part of the land under the freeway at I-5 and 40th street in Wallingford was wrapped in chain link fencing. The whole lot was covered in blackberry brambles so wrapping it seemed kind of silly, but I thought maybe they were sick of the local homeless people using it as sleeping quarters […]

FORMAL: My appeal – join me in supporting Undriving

October 24, 2011 by  
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I’m just about to send out my big donation request, and I am trying two different appeal letters. In direct marketing, this is called ‘testing’. Pretty fancy, eh? Makes you feel all special I bet, to know I’m using the same sneaky tricks on you as life insurance companies do to weasel little old ladies […]

POWER HOUR – Part Deaughx

October 12, 2011 by  
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Ummm. You guys!!!! I was totally just attacked by a Twitternet Troll! It was awesome! He said I was a “warmist”. Awesome! Well. I guess here’s my Post About Why Undriving Isn’t (just) About Saving The Environment. Seriously. I mean, I know that more cars = more energy consumption = more dirty fuel consumption = […]

Undriving Power Hour

October 12, 2011 by  
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Remember Power Hour in college, where you’d do something awful like drink a sip of beer every minute for one hour? Was that it? I think it was something that seemed so easy, but OH BOY it was like eating 10 saltines in a minute or folding a piece of paper in half more than […]

Day 5 – Poor Subie

October 5, 2011 by  
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I have NOT driven my car in FIVE DAYS! Poor Subie! Those nice leather seats, the swamp-as* seat warmers, the candybar wrappers and blown fuses… This is completely insane and unusual for me. It wasn’t even my Undriving pledge to just flat-out not drive my car, but, ummm, it’s WAY EASIER than I thought it […]

Day 3 – New Bus and Banana Republic

October 3, 2011 by  
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Hi! I took a new bus this morning! No, the coach-mobile itself wasn’t new, but the bus route was. And it took approximately seven minutes to get to work. This was helpful after rushing my shower, makeup, hair, and other morning-things. However, thanks to this awesome 31-days-of-pre-planned-outfits poster from Lucky Magazine editors and Banana Republic, […]

Day 3 – Happy Birthday!

October 3, 2011 by  
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A very Happy Birthday to Ms. Carrie Dolwick, policy director for one of the finest Washington transportation nonprofits – Transportation Choices Coalition. I worked with Carrie when I was at the Environmental Priorities Coalition, and she is one of the strongest voices for social change on environmental and transportation issues in this state, and probably, […]

Day 2 – Undriving can mean Anything!

October 3, 2011 by  
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Well fun! Today I realized many things. 1. Undriving really can mean anything that is NOT driving, right? So, I undrove all night until verrrry late this morning. That sounds a lot better than “I slept in til noon.”  See, I was saving the planet!! Not being lazy. 2. I finally decided to undrive myself […]

Day 1 – Undrive-a-thon Wedding!

October 2, 2011 by  
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    Hi everyone! I’m so excited about the Undriv-a-thon! I have a LOT to share, so watch out… OK. Here is how Undriving is going for me. 1. Yesterday, Day 1. I took the bus to a wedding. It was awesome. it took less than 10min (?) I think to get to where I […]