Soapbox Monday: The eco-sins of hotels

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It’s true that hotels, motels and inns have made efforts to lessen their impact. Rare is the bathroom these days that doesn’t... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Are suburbs sustainable?

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Are the suburbs on the way out? Environmental advocates have long held that the single family home on a wide swath of lawn, far from public... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Tell us about your fave green apps

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Green apps, anyone? We want to hear about your favorites. Please tell us about them in the “comments” section below. This morning’s... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Tell us what you think about highway trees

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In this morning's newspaper, I wrote a story about the conflict over trees along highways. Highway engineers and agencies look at them as... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Can anyone escape energy-guzzling TV?

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I have a television, although just one. And I like a few shows. But I don't want televisions following me through my day, clamoring for my... Read more

Soapbox Monday: What to do about Tim DeChristopher?

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On Tuesday, activist Tim DeChristopher is due to be sentenced in a Salt Lake City federal court after being convicted for disrupting a federal... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Can you top this green wedding?

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It would be so easy to suspend sustainability for one big day -- a wedding. So isn't it wonderful that so many couples are thinking of ways... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Does TV have to be instant-on?

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That box with your TV that transforms the signal from the cable or satellite or whatever into something you can view comes with a big price:... Read more