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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

The Net-Zero Neighborhood. Net-Zero Neighborhoods. An Energy Plan Only A Scientist Could Love or Net-Zero Neighborhoods or ? Modeling and Simulation at the Exascale for Energy and the Environment (DOE, 2007).

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.&#. This was the Neighborhood Association’s 10th Clean Up Day, so they knew what to expect.

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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. Out of the darkness, comes the light!

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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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.

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

Creative Greenius

Filed under: environment Tagged: California Crossroads , Creative Greenius , Food and Water Watch California , Holman Methodist Church , Joe Galliani , renewable energy , South Bay 350 Climate Action Group , South Bay Clean Power , South L.A.

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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. Some of the neighborhood kids using the skate park as I left.

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Wayne Powell, Duddly Do Right For All The Right Reasons

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Greenius (white shirt) talks to Manhattan Beach Councilman Wayne Powell (center) and Councilman Mark Burton at the 2014 Manhattan Beach Earth Day Celebration.

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What’s In It For Me?

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Filed under: environment Tagged: 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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What Does Henry Waxman Know About Climate That Made Him Quit?

Creative Greenius

But your friendly neighborhood Greenuis still has plenty of juju and mojo to keep me going for whatever comes next. Congressman Henry Waxman receiving environmental award at 2013 Earth Day Celebration, Manhattan Beach (c) Joe Galliani.

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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.

2010 245

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.

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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. Joe Galliani, the Creative Greenius at the 2009 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.

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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

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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

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ToxicTown Torrance to Hold Public Forum on Chemical Threat

Creative Greenius

Tags: Environmental Politics Sustainability citizen volunteer environment environmental legislation Coalition for Clean Air Congresswoman Jane Harman Diane Moss Erica Kent Greenpeace Los Angeles Community Forum on Toxics Luis Carales United Steel Workers 675

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Creative Greenius Loves Hermosa Beach Sharrows & You Should Too

Creative Greenius

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.

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

Creative Greenius

Courtesy of YouTube and the Hermosa Beach City website and converted and enlarged through the magic of Greenius we bring you this exclusive look at the Carbon Neutral ClueTrain leaving the Hermosa Beach station this week.

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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.

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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. . You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

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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 Shredding & Recycling Dream Come True!

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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. .

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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

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

Creative Greenius

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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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. .

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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. The Greenius with his friend and fellow volunteer, Charles, getting ready to dig and plant.

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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 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

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

Creative Greenius

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.

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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.

2008 130

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.

2009 158

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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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.

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

2009 141

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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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.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

m Weatherization Assistance Programs ($5b) Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs ($300 million), Green Jobs ($500 million), Neighborhood Stabilization Programs ($2b). FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

Creative Greenius

You need to make the environment the priority in Redondo Beach. Creative Greenius talks AB 811 Financing to the Green Task Force / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

Creative Greenius

citizen volunteer environment green building renewable energy solar power GRID Alternatives President Barack Obama Answering the President’s Call To Serve A Higher Purpose. April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity.

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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.

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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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Routing the Cables Underneath

Open Source Civic EV Kit

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.

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