The UK’s commitment to carbon reductions?

Lynne Kiesling I’ll be interested to see how the political, economic, and environmental consequences of this weekend’s new carbon approach in the UK unfolds; according to the Guardian (and the too-much BBC that I listen to): Cabinet ministers have agreed a far-reaching, legally binding “green deal” that will commit the UK to two decades of … More The UK’s commitment to carbon reductions?

Spring weekends in Chicago–athletics and music edition

Lynne Kiesling One of the KP Spouse’s and my best friends has a great quote: “adventure is ordeal retold at a distance”. Today, on a gloriously sunny day, I think I’ve got enough distance from yesterday’s ordeal to think of it as an adventure! Actually, only the first part was an ordeal; the rest was … More Spring weekends in Chicago–athletics and music edition

Saturday was World Fair Trade Day, help a coffee grower by ignoring “fair trade marketing” and buying quality coffee instead

Michael Giberson The second Saturday in May has been anointed as “World Fair Trade Day.” If you’re interested in buying fair trade coffee, consider what Lawrence Solomon, owner of the Green Beanery in Toronto, has to say about the fair trade marketing system. (In brief: not a good way to help or even to express care for … More Saturday was World Fair Trade Day, help a coffee grower by ignoring “fair trade marketing” and buying quality coffee instead