2011 Solar Decathlon

October, 05, 2011
2011 Solar Decathlon

North Carolina’s Appalachian State University won the people’s choice award.

Infographic: Raleigh Population Density

October, 04, 2011
Infographic: Raleigh Population Density

If the world’s population (currently about 6.9 billion people) lived in one city, how big would that city be at different densities?

Raleigh High Speed Rail: Moving Along

September, 28, 2011
Raleigh High Speed Rail: Moving Along

North Carolina gets $4M to study a connection to Richmond, VA.

Will Raleigh Face Water Crisis?

September, 14, 2011
Will Raleigh Face Water Crisis?

Access to clean water represents one of the single largest problems facing humanity today. Type in your address here to see what the future might hold.

NC Legislative actions drag our state backward

June, 17, 2011

Legislative actions drag North Carolina backwards at a time when we are among the fastest growing states in the nation.

No transit referendum for now. Hurry Up and Wait?!

February, 14, 2011
No transit referendum for now. Hurry Up and Wait?!

The Wake Board of Commissioners announced last week that they’ll postpone holding a ballot referendum to fund a regional public transit system.

National Smart Growth Conference report: Raleigh is gaining momentum

February, 08, 2011

We’re learning exciting, effective good growth planning strategies that Raleigh and Wake County could benefit from.  Some important lessons highlighted at the conference.

New Falls Lake cleanup rules as of January 15

January, 17, 2011
New Falls Lake cleanup rules as of January 15

Falls Lake is Raleigh and Eastern Wake’s main drinking water source (so probably YOUR water!), and it’s very polluted.

SAS and ‘The Good Life’ Featured in The New York Times

November, 22, 2009
SAS and ‘The Good Life’ Featured in The New York Times

‘The Good Life’ gets a good shakedown.

City of Raleigh Planning Water Incentive Program

November, 10, 2009
City of Raleigh Planning Water Incentive Program

Raleigh is planning to offer incentives for homeowners who use rainwater catchment devices and drought resistant landscape solutions.

Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week (er, Month): Attack of the Cockroaches

October, 08, 2009
Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week (er, Month): Attack of the Cockroaches

Bleh, cockroaches. Do your part to preserve our species and prevent a takeover by the cockroach empire: kill roaches with least-toxic methods!

Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Farm Workers Talk about Pesticides

September, 11, 2009
Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Farm Workers Talk about Pesticides

Beautiful new video from Toxic Free NC. Features photos and interviews with tobacco workers, all from within an hour’s drive of Raleigh. (photo by A. Duncan Pardo)

Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Endocrine Disruptors in your Sunscreen?

August, 19, 2009
Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Endocrine Disruptors in your Sunscreen?

I am all about the beach this summer, and I’m learning to be all about sunscreen that doesn’t contain toxic endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The Longview pool may be closing after this week (booo!!!) and the kids may be headed back to school soon, but summer’s not over yet, darnit, and there’s still plenty of time to hit the beach! Read on for more on toxic-free sunscreens, and rock on with your tanned-not-burned self.

City Council Approves Solar Plant

July, 07, 2009

Today the city council voted to move forward with negotiating a lease agreement to build the Carolina’s largest solar array in Raleigh.

Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Organic on a Budget

July, 02, 2009
Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Organic on a Budget

Eating organic is not just for hippies, or yuppies for that matter, and it isn’t just “fancy” food, either. It’s for YOU. It’s french fries, hamburgers and apple juice just as much as it’s arugula and tofu, and it’s really important for your health, for your babies - be they actual or potential - for our environment, and for our economy. I’m serious! In this week’s Toxic Free NC Tip, I bring you some of the whys and hows of eating organic on the cheap.

Call for Artists - LOVE BUG

June, 19, 2009
Call for Artists - LOVE BUG

Can you draw a cooler bug than this dorkfest? The Great Bug Draw Off is coming up First Friday August 7th. Artists of Raleigh, this is your call - come draw bugs and help raise money for a great cause. Deets inside…

Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: The Dangers of Round Up

June, 02, 2009
Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: The Dangers of Round Up

So, you’ve got weeds, and no one seems to think spritzing them with Roundup is any big deal, but you’re skeptical, and well you should be. Read on for more about this crazy chemical, and some ideas for getting rid of weeds without it.

Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Lead (as in the heavy metal)

May, 15, 2009
Toxic Free NC Tip of the Week: Lead (as in the heavy metal)

I heartily recommend the Bain Project installation to anyone who hasn’t been out to see it yet, but - and I say this out of love - the place is full of peeling dusty corroded lead-based paint, and you should think long and hard before bringing your kids. While we’re on the subject, there are lots of misconceptions about lead poisoning - how it happens, where it happens, and even that it still happens at all. It does!! Please read on if you have kids or would like to some day.

Time Lapse: Swirling Storm Over Downtown Raleigh

May, 09, 2009

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Raleigh any more.

Local Produce Coming To Seaboard Station

May, 08, 2009
Local Produce Coming To Seaboard Station

If you grow it, they will come.

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