Monday, March 29, 2010

Bottled Water blows.

I know I'm a little behind posting this, but Appleseeds probably are too wrapped up in studies to have spent 8 minutes on this yet.

Annie Leonard is using Youtube really really well.

Anecdotally, I do notice that CUNY students seem to use a their own bottles of tab or coffee or tea more than plastic bottles. Any thoughts?

Perhaps we can stream this at our Freecycle event?

BeeTeeDubs, this is the scariest part, around 4:55 onward.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

NYCDOT releases new stats (via Streetsblog)

Streetsblog New York City

Do any 3Ls remember or know that only in 2008 did Jewel Avenue get a bike lane?

"A 2007-2008 redesign of Jewel Avenue in Queens added a buffered bike lane, introduced some traffic calming measures and gave pedestrians longer crossing times. Afterward, bike volume along the corridor increased fivefold, and 91 percent of cars now travel at or below the speed limit. Before implementation, local politicians protested the removal of traffic lanes, but the data show that congestion hasn't increased at all."

Check out the link that shares some of the recent stats from the NYCDOT for other great little facts about how much transportation improved as a result of more bike lanes, more bus lanes, etc.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

American Enterprise Institute accidentally makes the case for climate legislation | Grist

American Enterprise Institute accidentally makes the case for climate legislation | Grist

So I'm trying to share things here that relate to the environmental law with a focus on NYC, or just NY. This is neither, but it is funny AND interesting. Conservative think tank attempting to claim that just a growth in prosperity is the result of a decline in greenhouse gas emissions, when in reality, it is environmental regulation. CO2 of course is not regulated and has increased where the other significant emissions have decreased in the past 30 years.

Let's pass more laws.

Friday, March 19, 2010

another link to share from Grist.

This is a nicely written piece. Environmental Justice <-> Immigration Reform. The author doesn't specifically call it EJ, but I think it makes sense to draw that connection out.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

good thing to tie into our freecycle event?

Ask Umbra, a series producted by Grist just posted this vid about the Fixers Collective in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn:

It's a pretty rad idea. and while law students are generally strapped for time (I think the Appleseeds generally are each overcommitted as it is) the ethic is still something we could incorporate into our FreeCycle event... which still needs to get officially declared and promoted. Earth Day? Thursday after break...March 25th?

How freaking rad would it be to really throw a wrench into the hectic law school giving people a wrench.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010