Monthly Archives: April 2006

Two Rivers Trail Moves Forward

This story from today’s Bee is a wonderful example of the strengthening of the American River Parkway, key to our mission, by the Sacramento City Council moving forward on the long planned Two Rivers Trail, on the south side of … Continue reading

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Rancho Cordova Parkway Planning, Part Three

In this story from today’s Bee we learn that the request by Rancho Cordova, made through their state senator, to have a say in the governance of the Parkway, of which approximately 25% is within their city limits, has been … Continue reading

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Mandatory Flood Insurance, Part Four

In this story from today’s Bee we learn that the mandatory flood insurance bill, not a good idea to begin with, died in committee. While the legislator’s intention to impose some financial protection for citizens who suffer from flooding was … Continue reading

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2006 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators

This annual report is an overview of what has happened in the environmental world over the past year, from the Pacific Research Institute. Here is an excerpt from the Introduction.2006 INDEX OF LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS:The Nature and Sources of Ecological … Continue reading

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Transforming Cities

This April 5th speech from the Brookings Institution is an excellent big-picture look at what cities can do, with many examples applicable to Sacramento, the Parkway and our river waterfront. The speech is entitled: Transformative Investments: Unleashing the Potential of … Continue reading

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Earth Day Message, Project for Public Spaces

Here is an Earth Day message from the Project for Public Spaces, sharing an excellent perspective, to focus on those public places we use and love, and my thoughts immediately went to the Parkway. Bringing Environmentalism Back HomeHow Placemaking can … Continue reading

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Earth Day Quotes

Here are some excellent quotations from the National Center on Public Policy Research about Earth Day and environmental accomplishments. Earth Day 2006 Fact Sheet Quotes About the Environment“Using less wood is logically inconsistent with reducing C02 emissions on this planet. … Continue reading

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Earth Day, World is Cleaner, Part Two

Here is another Earth Day release following the previous post from the Wall Street Journal.Earth Day Information Center Cites Environmental Progress Washington, D.C. – Although many environmental organizations will strain to find the black lining in the silver cloud of … Continue reading

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Earth Day, World is Cleaner

In this article from today’s Wall Street Journal, appropriate for Earth Day, we are reminded of the benefits of environmental thinking grounding Earth Day. I remember attending the first Earth Day celebration, at Davis, and though it was sparsely attended, … Continue reading

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Environmentalism & Politics, Part Two

In this post on the First Things website, Richard John Neuhaus follows up on his discussion a few days ago, also posted here, about the reality behind the environmentalist’s alarm raising on global warming which would require the kind of … Continue reading

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