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Aug 05

Bay Area Ridge Trail

Posted by Bruce Robinson in resources , nonprofit orgs , environment , education , activism

Bruce Robinson


To view the website that contains this map of the Bay Area Ridge Trail as well other useful information, click here.

There's a second trail project around San Francisco Bay, but running as close to the water as possible. Learn about the San Francisco Bay Trail here.

This unusual view of the Golden Gate Bridge can be seen as the Bay Trail crosses under the northern approach. There are sectional maps of this trail here.


For a list of upcomiong hikes on trails within the Sonoma County Open Space District, go here.

Aug 03

The West at Risk

Posted by Bruce Robinson in water , transportation , resources , policy , history , government , environment , energy , education , author

Bruce Robinson


The driving of the Golden Spike, uniting the first trqnscontinental railroad (below), was a pivotal moment in the history of the American west.

The North Bay Report with co-authors Jane Neilson and Howard Wilshire continues here:

The American West at Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier. When discovered by European explorers and later settlers, the west boasted rich soils, bountiful fisheries, immense, dense forests, sparkling streams, untapped ore deposits, and oil bonanzas. It now faces depletion of many of these resources, and potentially serious threats to its few "renewable" resources. (more)

To read more about the book and its authors, click here.

For information about an upcoming book discussion with two of the authors at Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala, click here.

Jul 31

Car Sharing

Posted by Bruce Robinson in transportation , Sonoma , resources , policy , nonprofit orgs , news , gadgets , environment , energy , education , community , activism

Bruce Robinson


 Gertting people out of their cars altogether is a long-term endeavor, so in the short term, the sebastopol-based Post Carbon Institute is preparing to model an alternate way to reduce fossil fuel consumption through their Solar Car Share program.




Visit the  Post-Carbon Institute to see  what other projects they have going.

 For details about the Solar Car Share project, click here

Jul 14

Greening wineries

Posted by Bruce Robinson in wine , water , resources , nonprofit orgs , environment , business

Bruce Robinson


As businesses across California and the country seek new ways to become sustainable in the 21st century, North Bay wineries are setting the pace for local agriculture.






Meeet John Garn, managing Partner of ViewCraft.


Our audio report on the greening of the wine industrycontinues below.


There's more information about the California Wine Institute's sustainability program here.