Comments on: Contradictions of City Life http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Walterj http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17171 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 03:34:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17171 Dear dear Nikki if only reducing our carbon footprint was as easy as we would like it to be. But it is not, we are so intertwined within our everyday lives that any significant accomplishment toward that end is countered in such an overwhelming way by our lifestyle’s that we have become so accustomed to ie. your statement in regard to going so far as to give up meat. Perish the thought. But even I must agree with you that something needs to done collectively by the human race as a whole. Modern technology has found its foothold and has dug in for the long run. Yet we can begin with the upkeep of ourselves by not consuming mass quantity of foods.

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By: ondecity http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17170 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:46:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17170 its very good method.
but on my city doesn’t like these.

perhaps i and my friends will be try those technique

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By: Barbara Hobens Feldt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17169 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:29:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17169 Great post. Feelings understood. But I have great news – – your feeling of “lacking green” can change by “thinking where green can go” with inspiration and some research.

Seek out a community garden (or start one!), add window boxes, and better yet – – a few annuals to jump start a street tree bed gardening project. No street trees? Rally local official and city government to open the sidewalks up and plant them! What better pollution fighters!? There are so many public beautification projects.

Get two books for your local library:On Guerrilla Gardening by my London friend Richard Reynolds or mine, Gardening Your City, for how-and where-to- garden ideas.

Why are cities still reinventing wheels – – thanks to their Mayor, Chicago is #1 for me but NYC is close behind – – but all should know that the High Line and the Hudson River Park started with the simple realization that green spaces and public access our rivers are IMPORTANT and it was small community groups that formed that got it started.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17168 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:17:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17168 Nikki,

The key to success for your green city agenda is a smaller and stable population. Otherwise, overcrowding will confound all human endeavors, as it is doing every day. Recycle 100%, reduce and stabilize the human population and convert to green technology and our species may survive, so I hope your efforts are successful.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17167 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 06:25:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17167 A person can reduce their carbon footprint alot in the city. Using transit instead of the car is a huge step. So is walking or biking if you need to go only short distances. In fact, what will save transit is the Clean Air Act. We need good transit systems to make the Clean Air Act work, if we don’t have those , we can’t meet the Act’s requirements. Transit is a lifeline service for social, economic, environmental, and quality of life impacts. Transit is as important a part of the infrastructure as roads and bridges. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Jackenson Durand http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17166 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:08:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17166 Some history is sometimes finding at’s each individual, and getting a common repertory point of refraction.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17165 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:59:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17165 Sister Nikki…. Your contradictory thinking actually be hoped by our great grand children next time better. Your cries are their hopes…..

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17164 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:51:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17164 Hi, Nikki
Welcome to EPA headquarters. As you’ve highlighted in your blogpost, you don’t have to live in rural areas nor surrounded by breath-taking vistas to be an environmentalist. It all starts with each individual person and in the home–our immediate environment. Keep up the good work.

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By: Cindy C. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/contradictions-of-city-life/#comment-17163 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:35:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1313#comment-17163 The metropolitan area surrounding Phoenix, AZ saw tremendous growth and development during the past several years. This growth crossed lines and borders, in my opinion, into the land of our surrounding plant and wildlife. Yes, Phoenix residents can still enjoy beautiful mountains, rivers, and such. But this uncontrolled development led to such a severe economic bust in Phoenix and surrounding areas.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded grants to local and state entities to implement Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP).

The Housing Authority of Maricopa County is implementing a NSP called Homes to Owners (H2O). Ironically, H2O aims to mitigate the “damage done” in the suburban and rural areas of Buckeye, El Mirage, Goodyear, and Tolleson, AZ by rehabilitating foreclosed homes into completely energy-efficient homes with green, high quality materials. Native landscaping and the latest green technology will help maintain the balance of nature.
Not only will new homebuyers enjoy a completely remodeled and affordable home, they will save money in energy costs and help Arizona’s environment along the way.

Everything is interconnected! Check out http://www.homes2owners.org to read about H2O’s green principles.

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