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Eco Lodge at Solar Institute

The Solar Living Institute in Hopland

“Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy,” says the sign by the store cash register at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California. Well, there might not be any environmental impact to that, right? That’s what I think while wandering through sustainable items I’ve never seen before. The Solar Living Institute uses a ‘Sun […]

Serge Dedina

Serge Dedina’s Wild Sea: Eco-Wars and Surf Stories

Book Review: Serge Dedina’s Wild Sea: Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias The South Bay is a cultural oasis for artists and activists, particularly due to its proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border. The border conjures up images of cultural clashes, barriers and even, if you take some truth from the fictional TV series THE BRIDGE, […]

Aeration Tanks

Tijuana Sewage Explained

Water, plants, birds, coyotes and sewage. All these things still get shared between the U.S. and Mexico regardless of whether you put up a fence or not. AND when it comes to sewage — It’s boring, it’s stinky and it’s technical, but what happens at the sanitation plant in our neighborhood is also vital for […]

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Living Coast Discovery Center

Maybe, like me, whenever you see people gnawing at those large turkey legs, or maybe when you see water gushing through rides with names like Journey to Atlantis, you suffer from something called awareness anxiety. Well, chuck the amusement parks and become an activist traveler. Yes, someone who plunges into non-footprint-fun. In San Diego County, your first stop will definitely be the Living Coast Discovery Center, […]

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