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Green collar jobs turn blue: water quality in disadvantaged communities

Green collar jobs turn blue: water quality in disadvantaged communities

Green collar jobs aren’t just for the mechanically and technically inclined: as we’ve seen, numerous organizations, businesses and local governments have focused on tasks ranging from tree planting and care to herb growing (the legal kind) to energy efficiency consulting and assistance.

What's in your bag?

What's in your bag?

Photographer Jason Travis’ “Persona” is a voyeuristic collection of Atlanta residents and the stuff in their bags. Now I understand why some guys and gals lug around such large bags and purses. Aside from the simple interestingness of this project, viewing his series is even more enjoyable for the volume of attractive people Jason photographed.…

Car-free in the Sunbelt: is it possible?

Car-free in the Sunbelt: is it possible?

If you live in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, or Portland, the idea of car-free living may not strike you as particularly unusual. Sure, plenty of people have and use cars, but urban density, public transportation options, and, in some cases, well-developed bicycling infrastructure may not make an automobile seem like a necessity.

But what about in Houston? Atlanta? Phoenix? Las Vegas? These cities developed around car culture. As someone who went without a car in one of them for a year (Vegas in ’95-96), I can attest to the challenges present. An article in today’s Dallas Morning News about car-free blogger Patrick Kennedy got me thinking again about these challenges… and looking to see who’s overcoming them by foregoing automobile ownership in these car-centric locations.