Alexandra is a freelance writer wwoofing her way through Sweden for the summer. She's written articles for the Hermitage Magazine, Transitions Abroad, and The Santa Monica Sun; and worked in-house for Studio Mousetrap and TOUCH. Alex is a volunteer writer and online community organizer for Lotus Outreach and a volunteer translator for the Women's Crisis Centre in St. Petersburg. After growing up in Olympia, she spent a year in Seattle, two in Barcelona, two in LA and shorter stints in Portland, Vienna, Munich and St. Petersburg, Russia. Alex is interested in human rights, social justice, environmentalism, veganism, architecture, art and linguistics. She also enjoys urban adventures and loves camping--mostly so she can cook over an open flame. Someday she'll go to law school and fight for the public interest, but for now there's lots to see and plenty to be done.
Bumbershoot kicks off this today, bringing three days of music, art, comedy, and film to Seattle! This year the Emerald City festival is going green in a big way by boasting an entirely carbon
In preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing has festooned the Olympic grounds with lush sculptures portraying a greener version of China than we're used to seeing. Over the last few
In the 1960's US foreign aid to Haiti trickled in in the form of used clothing and the flow hasn't stopped since. Secondhand Pepe, a documentary film by Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi,
The state of California passed legislation last week that will mandate the use of 'Environmental Performance' labels for all new cars sold in the state. Each vehicle receives a 'Global Warming'
Wind turbines at ground level produce at a rate of 20-25%, but when placed at altitudes from 600-1000 feet, energy output can double. Ottawa-based Magenn Power is in the prototype stages of the
The Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival raises the issue of global warming and our deteriorating natural environment. Curated by world renowned environmental artist Jane Ingram
Turn your garbage into something useful with Nick DeMarco inflatable garbage sofa chair. The more trash and recyclables you can stuff into this clever chair - the more puffy and comfortable it
It has been almost 20 years since the EPA confirmed the dangers of indoor VOCs (volatile organic chemicals), yet so little has been done to make the air inside our homes and offices and less
Flipping through new magazines today can feel like shaking the colorful branches of a glossy tree, with leaves falling out from between its limbs. Only they're falling into your lap, and
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