TWW Daily Feed for October 1st

Hello October! I love this month; chilly days, football, hot cider, Halloween, girls in tiny Halloween costumes, the first snow, the fall seasonal beers. So many good things to counteract the fact that working out outside is now a strategic combination of timing, layering and strategic placement of thermal tights. That’s right ladies: tights. The Feed:

Men’s Journal has a tiny post up about how to eat to avoid afternoon energy crashes, without indulging in caffeine or energy supplements. I call BS. Never trust someone that doesn’t drink coffee. Freaks!

A good article from the NYT Green Inc. blog that discusses how the rise of solar power as an alternative energy source is playing into the West’s constant water battles.

The Seattle Food Geek reviews a new burger joint that just opened in Seattle: The Counter. Apparently it’s a chain that started in California, but the guy raves about it maybe worth checking out.

Yesterday I posted a link about the issues surrounding the Klamath River in southern Oregon/northern California. Here is the federal government’s proposal for removal of the dams, with a link to the pact that the various parties have agreed to.

An interesting little post about Nike’s resignation from the US Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors due to disagreement with the Chamber’s position on climate change. The issue arose because of the Chamber’s effort to challenge the science between climate change. A statement from PG&E details the issue:

“We find it dismaying that the Chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored,” wrote PG&E in a letter to the Chamber. “In our opinion, an intellectually honest argument over the best policy response to the challenges of climate change is one thing; disingenuous attempts to diminish or distort the reality of these challenges are quite another.” (from

This is a positive thing; it seems to indicate a sea change in business attitudes toward climate change and their view that it is an issue that needs to be addressed instead of undermined. Nice work Nike. Let’s work on the labor force issues next, shall we?

A rather green themed post today. Hope everyone is having a glorious Thursday and an even better first day of October!


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