I recently read a headline saying that Scotland had made the “World’s First Urban Green Space Map.” Now, while that sounds pretty cool, I’m not sure if I caught what’s first about it. As you may or may not know, my master’s degree was in city planning — making urban green space maps is nothing new in the field. Even making online, interactive versions of the maps like this one is not at all unheard of. My only thought is that it might be the first national-scale map of its kind…. Continue reading
Someone from Vimeo recently reached out to us and suggested we publish this cool video (below) on EcoLocalizer. The short story: a young girl decides to create a miniature nature reserve in her front yard to protect the animals that live there from the lawnmower. (Yeah, I think there’s a good chance she’ll grow up to be an environmental activist or scientist.) Continue reading
Earth Day… Earth Day, Earth Day. What to say today? I spend most of the day every day writing about environmental issues and solutions to them. So many hours every day, and every week and month and year.
Why do I do it? Continue reading
Several months ago, back in June of 2010, I wrote up a story on the environmental impact of eating meat based on a new-at-the-time United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the matter. I recently ran across another good story on this topic on a friend’s site, Global … Continue reading