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A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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Which City Council candidates "get" climate change?
Oct 25, 2020 6:03 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,232

A few weeks ago 350 Silicon Valley and 18 other non-profits sponsored a two hour forum to solicit Palo Alto City Council candidates’ views on climate change.... More
Thinking of moving? You're not alone.
Oct 18, 2020 5:58 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 10,153

This would be funny if it weren’t also true. Just today (1), I got:
- A warning about extreme heat (a “Heat advisory”)
- A notice about “public... More
Fun and games with your electric meter
Oct 11, 2020 5:31 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 6,462

I remembered the other day that I made a New Year's resolution to decrease our electricity... More
Are American and masculine identity compatible with eco-friendly living?
Oct 4, 2020 5:39 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 6,038

Oh boy. After a week of heat, smoke, COVID news, and a frustrated housebound teenager, not necessarily in that order, I haven’t been entirely excited to do... More
Are our recycling bins too big?
Sep 27, 2020 5:22 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 6,053

Are our recycling bins too big?

That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question... More
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