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Everyone Needs a Pair of TOMS

One for One: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. It’s summer. It’s time for some new footware in your closet. But what to get? Recently I purchased a pair of TOMS; a light weight pair of slipper-shoes, almost like an espadrilles (on the TOMS […]

Future Roads look Green

Greenroads. GreenLITES. CEEQUAL. These are all sustainable highway tools already in place and there are even more in development. What this hopefully means is that in the future our roads, highways and bridges will have a context sensitive design that meets the three pillars of sustainability; social, economic and environmental factors. Different government agencies are […]

Human-Induced Climate Change

Ok, I’ll admit it I’m a nerd. Last week I was bored at a work course and bought a copy of Scientific American to keep me entertained. They had a mini-bite on human-induced climate change and questioning its effects on more extreme weather events. Flooding. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. etc. From the Climatic Science Email Scandal to […]