Researchers Ask: If We Build Walkable Neighborhoods, Will People Walk?

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A team at the University of Alberta (Canada) is studying the factors that influence the decisions made by key stakeholders involved in neighborhood development. Researcher Marianne Clark in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation interviewed 17 stakeholders in neighborhood development, including public health and municipal employees, city councilors, and private sector stakeholders including land developers and food retailers.

The Net-Zero Neighborhood: Advanced Energy Storage and Highly Efficient Photovoltaics Take Transportation Off the Gasoline Grid and Residential Off the Electric Grid

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In a special presentation yesterday at the “ Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives ” conference held at Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Gil Weigand of Oak Ridge National Laboratory outlined his vision of a critical solution to the energy, climate and ensuing national security threats facing the US: the Net-Zero Neighborhood (NZN). The Net-Zero Neighborhood. Net-Zero Neighborhoods. An Energy Plan Only A Scientist Could Love or Net-Zero Neighborhoods or ?

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The Greenius Gets His Hands Dirty

Creative Greenius

Charles heads up the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association and yesterday I read in my local paper, an item headlined, “Volunteers needed for clean up day.&#. And when you go to someone else’s neighborhood to do it you get to make some new friends and lend an unexpected hand to folks who always appreciate it and make you feel wonderful about donating just a couple of hours of your time. The historic and still delicous Fosters Freeze of Old Town Torrance.

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

Creative Greenius

You can next Saturday… yOya will be there looking for you to be part of the fun… Here’s shot of your friendly neighborhood Creative Greenius and Skylar Funk of Trapdoor Social at last month’s #BreakfreeLA. Bicycles citizen volunteer climate change Community Activists environment renewable energy solar power Allah-las Autry Museum Cults Gateway Drugs June 18 Kaki King Skylar Funk Sunstock The Big Pink Trapdoor Social Wavves yOya

Greenius To Preach Community Choice & Climate Justice in South L.A. Church

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You friendly neighborhood Creative Greenius is one of the keynote speakers at next Tuesday night’s California Crossroads to talk about his work with South Bay 350 Climate Action Group and South Bay Clean Power to help the 15 cities of the South Bay and their neighboring communities 100% renewable energy by 2025 and why they need to get there that quickly. .

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Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

I went to Detroit last month and found myself in neighborhoods that looked like they had been attacked by enemy forces, had lost their battle and had now surrendered and in most part been abandoned. i have already seen the future of Detroit and the hope for its reboot and its a guy named Mitch Cope, a fellow creative greenius who lives, works and creates in the Hamtramck neighborhood. Some of the neighborhood kids using the skate park as I left.

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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. Filed under: environment. environmentI am dog tired. And I’m cranky – angry even – I’ve got no patience left. My lips no longer pucker to kiss politicians ass and I find that I can no longer suffer fools gladly. I need a break, right now, before I snap. So I’m finally taking one. A year-long one. A #YearOfJoe sabbatical. Starting on my 60th birthday next month.

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Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

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Those impacts will hit home in all of California’s neighborhoods, affecting our already-stressed water supply, air quality, public health, coasts, fisheries, agricultural communities, power reliability, and many other issues.

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What’s In It For Me?

Creative Greenius

I’ve been married for 34 years, we’ve traveled together anywhere we’ve wanted to go, lived in the nicest house and neighborhood anyone in the history of my family has ever lived in and if we didn’t know what was coming our way from climate change we would be making grand plans for retirement. environment Carson CCA Community Choice Aggregation Hermosa Beach Joe Galliani Luigi Galleani Manhattan Beach Redodno Beach Santa Monica Torrance Westfield New Jersey

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South Bay Bicycle Coalition Scores $240,000 Grant! Huge Grassroots Victory for Brand New Bike Group

Creative Greenius

How much more sense could it possibly make to develop an alternative transportation network that links all our cities and interconnect our South Bay neighborhoods to our schools, workplaces, community centers, shopping centers and retail stores, libraries, restaurants and services. For the health of not just all the kids, but for your friendly neighborhood Greenius as well.

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Here Lies Hermosa Beach – Truth Takes a Holiday In The City’s Massive Honesty FAIL

Creative Greenius

Jose is a fellow professional environmentalist and back in September we were meeting about the March 3 election in six months and the dangers to our local environment if E&B oil company were to win. You can smell it on the beaches, on the streets downtown and in the neighborhoods. The Rabbi called and left voicemails urging me to call her back. She texted too. She’s a very persistent and impatient lady of religion.

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Meet the Greenius @ the Torrance Environmental Fair this Saturday

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That’s your friendly, neighborhood Creative Greenius volunteering his time for the South Bay Environmental Services Center at the 2009 Torrance Environmental Fair. Tags: Saving Energy Sustainability campaign citizen volunteer climate change energy efficiency environment fossil fuels green education recycling renewable energy sea-level rise solar power water conservation Joe Galliani SBESC Torrance Environmental Fair

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The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

Creative Greenius

But this election season in my own South Bay of Los Angeles just keeps getting curious and curiouser – and it’s impossible for your friendly neighborhood Greenius not to note and comment on these curiosities. Candidate Ben Allen, running as a democrat, gets $300,000 from the right wing guy who wanted Henry Waxman out of office – Bill Bloomfield – and then Ben tells me he feels “weird” about it.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Environmental Champions Growing in Our Backyard

Creative Greenius

All I had to do was drive to Neighborhood Grinds on Artesia Boulevard on Thursday afternoon. Tags: environment After listening to politicians and want-to-be politicians toot their own horns about how they are Redondo Beach environmental champions, I went out into the field to track down the truth. It wasn’t hard to find.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Let’s Give Some LUV to the Electric Cars Tooling Around Redondo

Creative Greenius

I’ve got to admit I came to this column about short-range, slow-speed Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) with a negative bias. Tags: environment I’m a strong proponent of full speed electric vehicles and I’ve been growing increasingly excited about the new plug-in Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt coming to market later this year.

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ToxicTown Torrance to Hold Public Forum on Chemical Threat

Creative Greenius

Your friendly neighborhood Greenius wrote seven months ago about the chemical problems the City of Torrance , known throughout the South Bay as ToxicTown (when it isn’t going under its new official designation as a Blighted Community) , but not a single person on the City Council, in City Government or connected with the city in any way cares enough about this issue to address it.

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Creative Greenius Loves Hermosa Beach Sharrows & You Should Too

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Their green painted sharrow lane on 2nd Street in the Belmont Shore neighborhood produced 30% more cyclists with fewer crashes, 20% fewer cyclists riding on the sidewalk and a 50% reduction in car/bike crashes. citizen volunteer climate change environment Hermosa Beach Sharrows South Bay Bicycle Coalition Members of the newly formed South Bay Bicycle Coalition are happy with the Hermosa Beach "sharrows," which allow bicyclists to use a lane of traffic on Hermosa Avenue.

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Study suggests elevated air pollution could diminish health benefits of living in walkable communities

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The benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood could be diminished by increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution, suggests a study led by St. The open-access research, published in Environment International , and based on nearly 2.5 million adults from 15 Ontario municipalities, challenges the notion that living in walkable neighborhoods always improves overall health and well-being.

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind power

Getting To Work In Hermosa Beach – The Carbon Neutral ClueTrain Leaves the Station

Creative Greenius

The story actually began last week during Hermosa Beach Mayor’s State of the City address where Mayor Michael DiVirgilio spoke about the Carbon Neutral City concept: Mayor Di Virgilio was right back at it Monday night at the Hermosa Beach Green Task Force meeting, speaking enthusiastically on behalf of the idea: Join us after the jump to see your friendly neighborhood Greenius and my Fratelli Verde, Robert Fortunato, following the Mayor with our own remarks.

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind power

Greenius Plants Tree to Help Restore Hope

Creative Greenius

But time has afterburners when the holidays roll around especially when your friendly neighborhood Greenius is in such demand locally. citizen volunteer environment Sustainability Kaaren Lee Brown Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Lilly Fabri Martin Byhower plant restoration Sona Kalapura tree planting

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South Bay Bikes! Greenius & Friends Take To The Streets To Change The Rules of the Road

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Last Thursday your friendly, neighborhood Greenius hopped on my bike and cruised on down the hill to the beginning of the bike path on the beach that I’ve ridden on as far as Malibu in the past. environment Hermosa Beach Sharrows South Bay Bicycle Coalition South Bay Bikes Members of the newly formed South Bay Bicycle Coalition are happy with the Hermosa Beach "sharrows," which allow bicyclists to use a lane of traffic on Hermosa Avenue.

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

on us when the hell and high water (as Joe Romm’s great book of 2006 called it) arrives in your neighborhood and becomes impossible to ignore any longer at your house. . carbon producers climate change environment Environmental Politics fossil fuels Sustainability extreme weather floods global warming Hell and High Water Jackass Joe Romm record temperatures Ryan Dunn wildfiresYou Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

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Greenius Presents: Governor Schwarzenegger on What’s Coming Soon To California

Creative Greenius

As your friendly neighborhood Greenius continues with his efforts to help Hermosa Beach become the first carbon neutral city in the South Bay, it might help some of you to get up to speed on what we already know is coming our way here in California from climate change and global weirding.

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Greenius Shredding & Recycling Dream Come True!

Creative Greenius

Your friendly neighborhood Greenius is a fastidious filer and I have every financial record and work related project file archived going back to 1979 – which amounted to storage box after storage box jammed full of papers in files filling my attic and garage. . 21 cartons of stuff just taking up space in my personal environment now responsibly gone and I couldn’t be happier about it or stop talking about it to everyone I know.

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Greenius Shredding & Recycling Dream Come True!

Creative Greenius

Your friendly neighborhood Greenius is a fastidious filer and I have every financial record and work related project file archived going back to 1979 – which amounted to storage box after storage box jammed full of papers in files filling my attic and garage. . 21 cartons of stuff just taking up space in my personal environment now responsibly gone and I couldn’t be happier about it or stop talking about it to everyone I know.

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Greenius Plants Tree to Help Restore Hope

Creative Greenius

But time has afterburners when the holidays roll around especially when your friendly neighborhood Greenius is in such demand locally. citizen volunteer environment Sustainability Kaaren Lee Brown Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Lilly Fabri Martin Byhower plant restoration Sona Kalapura tree plantingThe Greenius with his friend and fellow volunteer, Charles, getting ready to dig and plant.

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Hold Onto Your Butts!

Creative Greenius

I picked up hundreds of cigarette butts in Old Town Torrance when I joined the Old Town Torrance Neighborhood Association in their neighborhood clean up in January of this year. Tags: environmental legislation Surfrider Foundation environment Heal the Bay Environmental Politics Senator Jenny Oropeza SB4 I live at the beach. Well technically a half-mile from the beach, but I can see the ocean from my house and I get the beach weather here.

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

” on us when the hell and high water (as Joe Romm’s great book of 2006 called it) arrives in your neighborhood and becomes impossible to ignore any longer at your house. . carbon producers climate change environment Environmental Politics fossil fuels Sustainability extreme weather floods global warming Hell and High Water Jackass Joe Romm record temperatures Ryan Dunn wildfiresYou Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

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Greenius Gets Groove On with Greenpeace & GRID Alternatives

Creative Greenius

In this case for GRID Alternatives at a low income home in my old neighborhood in Long Beach, California. Tags: Environmental Politics climate change environment solar power 350.org Greenpeace GRID Alternatives Joe Romm Manhattan Beach SouthBay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group Backstage at the 2009 Warped Tour, Home Depot Stadium, Carson Calif. This is the summer I totally got my groove on. And I have never been more all now or totally happening.

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Inside The Green Task Force

Creative Greenius

And the work they’re doing brings California’s leading edge fight against global warming right into my neighborhood and into my home. Tags: carbon producers GHG bicycles emissions Environment L.A. For more than a year now in this blog I’ve been researching and reporting on climate change, energy and transportation issues and related environmental stories covering them on both a personal and a global perspective.

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Wendy Greuel Gains Green Ground in South Bay L.A. – Stands Up & Speaks Out To Keep Hermosa Hermosa

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Your friendly neighborhood Greenius has been waiting for awhile now to see which of the candidates for Henry Waxman’s 33rd District seat was going to step up environmentally. I’ve never personally witnessed any passion out of Ted or felt that he had the fire in his belly on the environment or was any kind of climate action hero. .

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The View From Here Today

Creative Greenius

Our neighborhood is called the “Hollywood Riviera&# because of its beautiful hillside homes with idyllic ocean views framed by palm trees. I’ve been blogging on the environment since October of 2007. Tags: Saving Energy Sustainability citizen volunteer climate change energy efficiency environment fossil fuels renewable energy sea-level rise solar power water conservation Climate Witness South Bay Environmental Services Center Torrance World Wildlife Fund WWF

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It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

Creative Greenius

They aimed more smokestacks at us and dumped toxic waste in our neighborhoods while they paid off the cops and the justice system to get away with it. Tags: carbon producers toxic waste fossil fuels greenwashing environment coal-fired power plants climate change China global warming coal carbon mattresses Killer Coal pollution India

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Electric Company Too Scared To Tell Truth About Climate Change

Creative Greenius

Your fiendly neighborhood Greenius along with my very green friend Dency Nelson, had to speak up and tell the audience that our very own Ted Lieu, Assemblyman of this 53rd District, was the co-author of AB 920 and that electric companies like PG&E and SCE were fighting against it. If SCE Won’t Tell The Truth About Climate Change Why Should We Trust Them About Anything? I attended the Southern California Edison’s free Solar session for homeowners last night.

Greenius Weekend Update

Creative Greenius

Or maybe they were working on their legal case against the solar installer who has been stopped by city from PV panels on a home here in my Hollywood Riviera neighborhood for what can only be called ANTI-environmental reasons. Tags: environment

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

Creative Greenius

The Torrance Hillside Overlay district , covers most of the historic Hollywood Riviera neighborhood where the Creative Greenius lives and I can tell you that it’s a zoning law that is pure politics. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, IT’S ABOUT SPINNING THINGS FAST. The environment? I want to spin things really fast and not hurt the environment when I’m doing it.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

Yes, even these unfortunate dimwits can still save what’s left of their retirement funds while helping out the rest of us who weren’t fooled by the right wing, unabashed carbon pimps who ran things in the US government from 2000-2008 and did more damage to our environment than any government in history. m Weatherization Assistance Programs ($5b) Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs ($300 million), Green Jobs ($500 million), Neighborhood Stabilization Programs ($2b).

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

Creative Greenius

So I’m happy to report to you that Jacki Bacharach announced that funding has been secured for NEVs – Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (restricted to 25 miles an hour) that will be used in locations like the Riviera Village in Redondo Beach to test their efficiency and practically as we move away from greenhouse gas emitting vehicles and the carbon economy. You need to make the environment the priority in Redondo Beach.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

Creative Greenius

I’ve been inspired by President Obama’s call to public service and so I have gotten out of my Steelcase Leap chair and out of the comfort zone of my ocean view office and out among the people and into the neighborhoods to try to respond to the extraordinary challenges our nation faces after eight years of looting and pillaging by the barbarians who occupied the White House and tried to destroy the values and standards our great country was built upon.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

As we reported in our exclusive interview with ABC Solar’s Brad Bartz last month, he was battling the City of Torrance on behalf of a homeowner in my very own Hollywood Riviera neighborhood who was being blocked from installing solar by the City. Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7.

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Routing the Cables Underneath

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These hoses were cheaper than pool tubing and were more built for the harsh automotive environment. This is one of the neighborhood students named Joseph. Not surprisingly, we need to connect the batteries in back with the batteries in front and also include the main circuit breaker under the parking brake. These lines are typically routed under the car in the trough left by the exhaust system. Many people use pool tubing to protect the battery cables from road dirt.

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