The Making of a Meadow – Spring

January 16, 2017

The meadow is ever changing with spring bringing new life and optimism. April: Order Seeds, Wait and Maintain April came and went and construction was still not complete; the construction road was still full of construction material, rocks, and debris and it was still hard as a rock.  Fewer tufts of grass grew in spots […]

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The Making of a Meadow – Winter

January 9, 2017

January: Research Meadows mean different things to different people.  What I mostly find is that folk think you buy a meadow-in-a can product at the local hardware store, toss it on some tilled land, and, poof, you have a meadow – what is so hard about that? One of the biggest problems is the seeds […]

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The Making of a Meadow

January 2, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘meadow’? I have been asking people that question and consistently the answers include: ‘children running and laughing,’ ‘grass waving,’ ‘a few flowers sprinkled about,’ and then, ‘you don’t see many of those any more.’ It seems that a meadow is a sensory experience – hearing happiness, […]

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year everyone. Last night we stood on the roof and watched fireworks along the Delaware River. The displays were nearly constant from the Ben Franklin Bridge all the way around the city to what looked like Chester. It was a beautiful way to welcome in 2017.  Full of joy, celebration and optimistic anticipation […]

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You Have the Power to Pull the Plug

November 23, 2016

Did you know that every time you plug in your laptop, charge your iPod or turn on a light that you are buying electricity?  It is just like buying a pair of jeans or downloading music from iTunes except it is not as easy to see and measure.  It is also a totally different language. […]

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Living With The Sun – Sail Your house

November 16, 2016

Living with the sun means solar panels right?  Not necessarily.  It is much, much more. The power of the sun is a free resource that can be captured to do lots of things including: helping to heat your house, reducing your electric bill, keeping you healthier, cheering up your house or office, and feeding your […]

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Sustainable Travelogue: The Sustainable Philadelphia Eagles and The Linc

November 8, 2016

While at the NetImpact Conference in Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to go on a sustainability tour of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field.  If you get a chance, go.  What they are doing there is wide spread and very impressive. Fans might think they are coming to the Lincoln Financial Field for greasy food […]

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My Sustainable Hairdresser

October 27, 2016

I overhear more that surprises me at the hairdresser than anywhere else. Today though I was bowled over when Michelle, my hairdresser, told me that she started recycling at home.  It was a by chance thing, she said.  One day the trash company happened to drop off a big, rolling, recycling bin at the end of […]

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Inspired Storwater Management in a Hurricane Zone

October 20, 2016

We have been vacationing in Pawleys Island, SC for more than 30 years and have seen the area go through many changes including hurricane devastation, restoration and rapid growth.  Pawleys is in an area called the Low Country – it is literally low in the water. And water is everywhere in the form of oceans, […]

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Sustainable Travelogue – History At Southwark Station Post Office

October 14, 2016

You always wait in line at the Southwalk Station Post Office – sometimes for a very long time. I love it.  I always meet someone new and I like to look at the painting at the far end. Commissioned in 1938 by the Treasury Department’s section of Fine Arts and Sculpture, “Iron Plantation near Southwark […]

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