Category: Sustainability & Environment

Transforming the Commute from Drudgery to Joy

In August, I bought an e-bike. I like to bike recreationally because I love to experience the full vibrancy of Minnesota’s dramatic seasons. I am proud to feel my body getting stronger each time I ride. I exchange smiles with strangers and get to know my neighbors. I spontaneously stop at intriguing storefronts instead of … Continued

Curbside Disposal Education Campaign Pilot

This case study is brought to you by our friends at the EPA’s Trash Free Waters Program. The Curbside Disposal Education Campaign Pilot took place from July 2020 to May 2021 in Washington, D.C., through a partnership between the EPA’s Trash Free Waters Program (TFW) and the local District government. The primary goal of this … Continued

Disrupting the Spiral

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Sarah Alig. Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn. What I’m reading: Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer What I’m watching: Homemade Wanderlust’s thru-hiking videos on YouTube What I’m listening to: Completely Arbortrary, a podcast about tree identification, and The Worst Hard Time audiobook by Timothy Egan In my city, there are … Continued

Why Poverty Mitigation Matters in Emergency Management

Jalesha Smith serves the City of Norfolk, VA, as a Management Analyst for the City Manager’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is a proud HBCU graduate, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Norfolk State University. Connect with Jalesha on LinkedIn.     I know you are asking yourself, “What does … Continued

COVID, Biking, & Sustainable Development

Today’s Buzz is brought to you by Marshall Curry, Program Manager for EPIC-N. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Reading: In the Red: the US Failure to Deliver on a Promise of Racial Equality, UN SDSN What I’m listening to: Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald What I’m watching: Gold Cup soccer highlights Last … Continued

The Many Benefits of Community Gardens

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Rebecca Cormier, ELGL member, govtech enthusiast, and environmental advocate. Connect on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Reading: In This Together, How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists, and Activists Are Uniting to Tackle Climate Change and More, by Trammell S. Crow and Bill Shireman What I’m Watching: The Americans-I have just started so … Continued

Technology as a Strategy Against Growing Issue of Water Scarcity

This white paper is shared by our friends at Exelon (a 2020 Haverford honoree): Smart cities technologist Peter Williams, Ph.D. and Aquify – an Exelon company released a new white paper on water scarcity and solutions water utilities can implement to help stem the tide on the trillions of gallons lost to underground leaks. Download … Continued

The Best Time To Build Housing

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m watching: Clips from “This Old House” on YouTube What I’m reading: Your Computer Is On Fire, about the death of techno-utopianism, and starting to uncover the biases built into computing structures What I’m listening to: Nirvana – Breed … classic & perfect for 30 years now.  As a suburban … Continued

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