August 26th, 2012
|02:00 am - Interesting Links for 26-08-2012|
- August 22 is Earth Overshoot Day
“Over shoot Day” is the day when people have consumed natural capital faster than the sustainability rate. Overshoot Day comes a little earlier every year.
- Urban farming gains foothold in Seattle | Crosscut.com
The progress of urban farming in Seattle.
- The Australian Industry Takes on Sustainable Urban Development
Meanwhile, in Washington State, the Builders Association of Washington (BAW) fights sustainability innovation tooth and claw.
- City Rolls Out a Rocky Welcome Mat for Mussels – NYTimes.com
Installing a potential mussel bed at the end of an eco-park in New York City. Sounds very interesting. (via per square mile)
- 800TreeCityUSABulletin_55.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Numerous ways in which trees help with cities. Also looks at bioswales and rain gardens.
- benefits_of_trees.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Another list of the benefits of urban trees.
- Giving Voice to the Experiential Value of Natural Environments
People value natural environments in many different ways. In addition to the various tangible products and benefits that can be produced from a natural environment, people may also find value in their immediate experience of the environment while they are in it. This experiential value is an important aspect of quality of life for many people, but it is often not taken into account in making decisions about managing natural environments. In part, this is because the experiential value of the environment can be difficult for people to express in words. In this article, I explore how first-person methods from experiential and phenomenological psychology may help in giving voice to the ineffable experiential value of natural environments. Drawing on the work of Charles Lewis, Eugene Gendlin, and Kenneth Shapiro, I illustrate how an initially inarticulate, bodily felt sense of the experiential value of a natural environment can be explicated in a way that both expresses and carries forward
- Study finds tree shade to be most effective at cooling our cities – VALUE – Valuing Attractive Landscapes in the Urban Economy
Here’s yet another article on the benefits of urban trees.
- How to Annoy E.O. Wilson : The Last Word On Nothing
Whether we should attempt to restore mundane or degraded nature (ie, cities) or spend out time solely trying to conserve supposedly pristine wilderness is an important issue in ecology circles. I’m on the side of beginning the work where we live, but it’s a more complicated issue than I’m aware of yet.
- A life’s masterpiece at Soos Creek Botanical Garden | Crosscut.com
This sounds like it would make a great day trip.
- Hey Wildlife Services, killing predators isn’t the only option | Whitney Angell Leonard’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC
Here is how some ranchers in Alberta work and live with wolves.
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