Archive for August, 2007

Music

I was just listening to the singer songwriter show this morning on my favorite radio station 88.1 kdhx and I heard a really good song by a gentleman named Josh Ritter. That got me to looking for an article I saw on him a while back and after re-reading it, found out he’s very environment oriented. Singing about, as the article says, “things very foreign to kids in the city“, so that got me to using this opportunity to recommend him.

As I first started to work out the idea for this blog, I began to realize how much everything relates to everything else.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

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Transportation

Speaking of going home and transportation (okay, it’s a stretch), I was just going through some old articles at my desk yesterday when I found this one on a three-wheeled hybrid called the VentureOne. The article is in the May 8th issue of PC Magazine. For more information on the web, check out this article from back in February at the blog autobloggreen. I’ve not been able to locate a company website.

I was also reading an another old article this morning about a car from Smart USA. This small car (8.8 feet long), is hoping to have at least a four-star crash rating and will average 40 miles a gallon when it comes out early next year.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Ride home

On my way home tonight, I was just in awe of the sky. There was a large ominous cloud that was overtaking the sun. Behind it you could see the rain coming down just west of where I was. It reminded me of a great book I read recently called The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney. The author is also the Founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society.

The nice part about this book is that it’s chocked full of science and yet I didn’t feel it was over my head. I also liked that it included a lot of historical background. I highly recommend it if your into clouds and weather.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

First Resource

Here’s my first source and this one is for everyone. I found this cartoon called howtoons. It’s cartoons that show kids how to make things using stuff at home. I like the one on making a submarine out of a plastic bottle. Very McGyver like. More importantly, it teaches one of the three R’s, reuse.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Welcome

Welcome to the first posting for the Green Librarian. By green, I mean just about anything that relates to the environment. What I will do is write small blurbs and have links to other resources that may be of interest to people. Alot of times, they are articles or books I have read (for myself or to my kids) but sometimes, they may just be ones I hope to read. There will also be the occassional blurb on topics of interest to my kids. From their favorite animal to their favorite place.

The idea here is to educate everyone. From activist to parents to kids to myself. I will try and post on a regular basis but between family obligations, school and work, I can only say that I will do my best. I also know that this will not be the end all or be all website for news about the environment. I just hope to make it a place to stop by from time to time. A place to learn. For those doing serious research, I hope to get a form up on the research page soon. Beyond that, we will just have to see.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian