Clair Tappaan Lodge (CTL) was lovingly built by Sierra Club volunteers during the thirties and is situated in the Lake Tahoe region just a mile west of Donner Pass. The CTL Committee's challenge is to promote the Lodge and improve its condition.
The Coyote Valley and its coyotes have been given another reprieve. In March the Coyote Housing Group decided to stop funding the development planning process for Coyote Valley, citing the downturn in housing and changing political climate on the San Jose City Council.
Conflicting reports about the potential damage to crops posed by the light brown apple moth and about possible harm caused by several low-toxicity pest management strategies have made it difficult for environmentalists to take a stand on this important issue.
Discussions about transport are presently focused on moving people via cars and, in the process, toasting the planet. This "people-in-cars" transportation paradigm is all about moving people faster over longer distances, from and to places that used to be open space and the greenbelt.
Since buildings account for nearly half of the CO2 emissions in the country, and since over the next quarter century, these emissions are projected to grow faster than any other kind, the practice of green building (and policies that support it) is a critical piece of a broader strategy to reduce our global warming pollution.
In my drawer lies a small, smooth brown object the shape and size of a marble. It is a souvenir from a trip to Hawaii that I took many years ago. Inside its hard shell there may still lie a rich, sweet, buttery macadamia nut.
Most of us aspire to do the right thing for the earth and the environment, but chapter member Alan Whitaker actually walks the sustainability talk, growing a variety of edibles along with California native plants in his Mountain View garden.
Parents frequently have an urge to pass on enthusiasms of their own youth to their children. This is often with mixed results. Nevertheless, I have wished that all my three boys enjoy the beauty and wonder of the outdoors.
Well researched and packed with names and anecdotes of Wallace Stegner's friends, mentors, and luminaries of twentieth century literati, Philip Fradkin's biography reads like a who's who in American letters.