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Shifting focus…

November 15, 2012 by


We’ve been quiet here at the New IPO for a while, yes, a very long while. Our fearless leader got the crazy idea that it was time for graduate school, packed her bags and headed to the coast to work on her Masters in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy with an emphasis on the […]

The Good, the Bad and the Truly Ugly…

December 31, 2010 by


Everyone, or nearly everyone, will spend a few moments reflecting on the close of the first decade of the 21st Century before beginning the next decade with a an awe inspiring hangover. We, here in the land of green opportunity, are no different. Let us review the events of the past decade in all their […]

Mobile Foodies Meet Sustainability

October 28, 2010 by


You’ve heard about them, you may even be an aficionado. The latest craze in foodie-heaven – the food truck. With everything from the Shrimp Pimp in Los Angeles to Skillet Street Food in Seattle food trucks offer convenience, diversity and sometimes a sustainable fooditude. San Francisco has the Sexy Soup Cart serving organic soups straight […]

Cheater Bikes in the Netherlands

October 19, 2010 by


A few months ago, I blogged about electric vehicles.  I wrote that they promise to help move us in a more sustainable direction but that ultimately, biking is where it’s at.  Little did I know that just a few months later I would be riding an electric bike around Rotterdam as a part of a […]

Chillaxin’ with Michele…

September 24, 2010 by


Who knew that taking over parking spaces with trees, grass, plants and people could be so much fun!? Last Friday was PARK(ing) Day, an international, grassroots event for artists, advocates and citizens to temporarily transform on-street parking spaces into urban parks. This annual event got its start in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco art […]

It worked in Ghana…

August 23, 2010 by


by Michele Beasley The metallic scraping sound beneath my car was the signal to finally get my brakes fixed.  My mechanic asked if I needed a ride home and if I wanted my car back that day.  I said No to both- a forced ‘carlessness’ was welcome. I took Caltrain up to San Francisco for […]

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet

April 12, 2010 by


It’s a choice. Do you celebrate the influx of rain with all the annoying side effects or do you complain vigorously? I hope you celebrate. Yes, I occasionally grump and moan about the rain as well look forward to a post rain sunny day. In the main, I love the rain. Love rainy days with […]