Category: Green Living

California nearing huge milestone in solar deployment

California has cemented its place as America’s solar leader, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review, and stands poised to become the first state in the nation to have 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity – enough to power nearly 2.5 million homes.

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Fact or Fiction?

You’ve heard these myths before. Your uncle likes to repeat them at the dinner table, corporations tout them on TV ads, and politicians spew them during stump speeches. They’ve been used over and over to justify poor environmental policy, and they’re just plain wrong. Here are the top ten most dangerous eco myths.

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The Transportation Dilemma

Hybrid versus standard. Incandescent versus compact florescent. Disposable versus cloth diapers…green choices can be daunting these days. Probably your single most important eco-decision of all is transportation. Driving ranks right up there with electricity as one of the top two causes of pollution that the average American contributes to the environment. But are buses or railways any better than automobiles?

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Still White as a Winter Moon?

With its summit soaring 14,162 feet, Mount Shasta stands imposingly over the surrounding landscape, alone in its claim as the dominant peak of northern California. Unlike the highest peaks in the Sierra, Shasta has no peers on its flanks. It’s an absolute brooding, uncontested loner – a mountain “as lonely as God, and white as a winter moon,” as the poet Joaquin Miller memorably put it.

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High-Tech Hopes

In the midst of all false hype—and hope—surrounding corn ethanol and fuel cells, these three lesser-known innovations are gaining attention and research funding. Together, they represent some of the brightest opportunities for a green infrastructure, from the food we eat to the energy that powers our homes.

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After a two-year pandemic hiatus, festivals are back! ⁠

Pick up a copy of our latest issue or check the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to see our 2022 Festival Guide. ⁠

📷 Vivian Lee / Joshua Tree Music Festival⁠

#musicfestivals #festivals #bestofthefests
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“Once people found out there was some idiot out there willing to capture donkeys, they called and called and called. I actually lived apart from my wife for two years.” — Mark Meyers⁠

Mark and Amy Meyers of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue have been saving wild donkeys for over 25 years. ⁠

Learn more via the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️.⁠

Pictured here are wild donkeys in the Saline Valley of Death Valley National Park. 📷 Mark Meyers Photography⁠

@donkeyrescue #wilddonkeys #peacefulvalleydonkeyrescue
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Hunting for sea Glass. ⁠

California has some amazing sea glass beaches and winter/spring is the season for hunting. ⁠

Check out the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to get some tips from ASJ contributor and author of the book Santa Cruz Sea Glass, Krista (Hammond) Houghton. ⁠

📷 @wavehuntress1
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Happy Earth Day! ⁠

Going Paperless? A few thoughts on the environmental impact of printed magazines in a digital world. ⁠

Check the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to read more. ⁠

#earthday #traditionalmedia #printisnotdead #myasj

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Lost & Found — A beautiful day on the bike and all for a good cause. ⁠

Registration is open for the 100, 60 & 35 mile ride options. Or just bring some friends and come to the Lost Sierra for the weekend and enjoy good food, craft beer, live music and camping. ⁠
🍔🍉🍺🎶🚴🏻‍♀️🏕️🌻⁠

Learn more about the @lostandfoundbikeride and Connected Communities via the 🔗 in our bio. ⬆️
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Our annual festival guide is hitting the streets. Woohoo! Grab your copy at over 1000 distribution spots throughout California and Nevada. ⁠

We are excited about this illustrated cover by Kevin Howdeshell of @thebraveunion. He put together a montage of elements from this issue that captures the spirit of festival season and the hard work of our editors. Tag us in your photos when you grab your copy!
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Less than two hours from San Francisco, Sonoma County’s riding is world-class. Routes range from rocky dirt roads and #singletrack to deserted stretches of swooping asphalt that feature soaring sea views, misty stands of #redwoods and miles with barely a car in sight. Names like King Ridge and Fort Ross appear regularly on lists of the world’s best cycling routes, not to mention the incredible off-road riding that hides inland or the gorgeous stretch of coastal Highway 1 that runs from #Gualala to Bodega Bay.⁠

Read all about it on the website! 🔗 Link in bio
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Ahoy sailors! Have you signed up for the @summersailstice ? It’s a great way to spend the Summer Solstice 🌞⛵️ ...

General registration for @ca_enduro opens TONIGHT (Sunday March 20) at 8pm PST for Round 3 - China Peak Enduro (Race Day June 25) and Round 4 - Mt. Shasta Enduro (Race Days July 30-31)!

Register for your CES Rider ID: race.californiaenduro.com.

More info about the 2022 CES schedule: californiaenduroseries.com/2022-race-season-update/

Photo: @bixxel.media

@skichinapeak / @mtshastaskipark #embraceyourinnermountain / @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_mtb #iamspecialized
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March 1906 “Snow Shoe” races at La Porte, CA. Photo: Plumas County Museum, Quincy⁠

Want to learn more about those super long skis? Check out the link in our bio!
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We are loving this shot by @nellysmagicmoments of his buddy @danishanderson 🏄 ...

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