Archive for April 2020
Stepping Toward Walkability
By Desiree Asteria, Contributing Writer Transportation is about connection. In the United States, early city planning forgot this by designing for cars, and not humans. Yet, feasible and simple options for change exist. Transportation modifications that reduce emissions can also enrich communities. Walkable districts are one such aspiration. The concept aligns with our tendency toward…Read More
Thurston County Eco-Lions: Food Recovery Team on hold, but finding other ways to serve
By Marilyn Sitaker, MPH, Ecological Agriculture and Food Systems, The Evergreen State College Thurston County Eco-Lions, a branch club of Lacey Midday Lions, has been helping the Thurston County Food Bank repackage prepared foods donated by area schools, casinos, delis and coffee shops. By doing this, we are making sure that edible foods stay out…Read More
Transition to Renewable Energy: What Will Drive It?
By Sam Merrill, Contributing Writer Now that Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater are developing the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan, it is time for us to advocate for a major step toward that goal: the transition to renewable energy. The fossil fuel sector of the energy economy is highly vulnerable to…Read More