Monthly Archives: June 2008

what’s your Walk Score?

Yesterday I wrote about the qualitative benefits of living in a place with high walkability.  Now I can put a number to it: 91. That’s my Walk Score, calculated at It’s a tool for the real estate industry, which calculates things … Continue reading

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I feel so lucky because I live in a place where I can walk to the majority of my everyday needs.  Within a 20-minute walk — approximately a mile’s distance — I can go to the public library (a few … Continue reading

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plastic containers: Reuse

This seems like a no brainer, but that’s often the nature of everyday sustainable, isn’t it? Take-out and doggie bags are a reality in my life.  However, just like the commercials for V8 vegetable juice where the person slaps herself … Continue reading

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