Sustainable Rossmoor is a regular contributor to the Rossmoor News through our column, Earth Matters. Past authors include Bob Hanson, Dr. Wayne B. Lanier, Carol Weed, Tom Stewart, Susan Clark, Barb Coenen, and many others. We are proud of our members and enthusiastically highlight their commitment to educating and advocating for a more sustainable world.
Be Idle-free. Drive-through service windows can be hazardous to your health. Air pollution is the culprit; if the car in front of you is idling, you are inhaling a concoction of toxins. The air intake in your car is near the tailpipe of the car idling in front of you,...Read More »
An article by Matt Weiser in the Oct. 10 edition of News Deeply explains how a century of levee building has confined the state’s major rivers to narrow channels. A new policy aims to free them up again. The Yolo Bypass near Sacramento is a massive floodplain that only fills...Read More »
I like trains. I have great memories of traveling across Canada with my then two-year-old granddaughter; traveling through the Alps on a swift, quiet Swiss train; taking the snow train to Reno, etc. I have never taken the Coast Starlight to the Pacific Northwest, but hear it’s a beautiful ride...Read More »
My husband and I were vacationing on the island of Molokai last month when the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) approved two new solar programs for residents who are interested in installing rooftop solar panels and energy storage systems. These new programs were intended to expand opportunities for residential rooftop...Read More »
What About Chicken? Some of you readers with memories better than mine may recall that about a year ago I wrote a column for Earth Matters where I declared to the world that I was giving up eating beef because of the enormous amount of methane produced by cows and...Read More »