Aubrey Miller wasn't wearing shoes when he walked on stage. He was wrapping up nine hours of highly technical talks about the latest studies of potential environmental and health impacts of unconventional natural gas development, and he went shoeless to emphasize his point: that it's easy to miss things.
A fire in the fireplace or woodstove can help you almost forget winter. Just don't expect Joseph Otis Minott to enjoy it with you. The executive director of the Clean Air Council, based in Philadelphia, doesn't think of the words toasty and cozy when he thinks of fires.
Sandy Bauers has worked as an editor and a reporter at The Inquirer for more than two decades. She has covered features and news, and in 2006 was named the environment reporter. She lives on three acres in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.
GreenSpace - her column and blog - looks at how you to reduce your carbon footprint in everyday life. The column (below, with related links) appears every other Monday.
The GreenSpace blog is updated regularly.