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A not-so-happy anniversary

As of today, it’s been 20 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In that time, Puget Sound has experienced the equivalent of 10 Exxon Valdezes–due to runoff from cars and trucks.*

*Yes, I know that buses cause runoff, too–but at least it’s less per person. Bikes? Feet? No runoff at all.

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What’s a little cell-phone talking compared to the future of Puget Sound?

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a sunny Saturday afternoon at Green My Ride, that alternative transportation fair in Phinney I told you about. It was a great event, and not just because there were two different booths selling cookies the size of my face. It was well-planned, informative, and fun, with tons of information and encouragement to help people change their transportation habits.

My favorite part of the fair was the Environmental Jeopardy (pun intended, I assume) game at the Seattle Parks booth. Bill from the Piper’s Creek Watershed Project played host, presiding diplomatically over …

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