This mechanical life

November 25, 2014 Comments (0) journal

In the fuzzy world where environmentalism and politics mix, the processes are often obscured. Alliances form silently and break apart without causing much of a stir, not for those who don’t pay extremely close attention, anyway. Which is most of us. It is life with all the soul and

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November 20, 2014


There are some things that seem so obviously wrong, they shouldn’t need much

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Everything seems harder on a Monday

Plastic makes hypocrites of us all. And it may be that this realization is

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Standing Up

A standup paddleboard made from discarded plastic bottles - and a challenge to rethink single-use plastics. This short film was produced by Robert Entenman and a team of students from UW-Tacoma.

Upcoming Fieldwork and Expeditions

November 2014 ..... Conclusion of 2014 Tacoma Shoreline Survey
December 2014 ..... Cape Flattery Area Surveys
March 2015 ..... Return to the Roadless Coast - Updated surveys of 2012 sites
May 2015 ..... Puget Trail Journey

"Blue Line 2015"

As sea levels rise, the low-lying waterfronts of today are destined to become the tide flats of tomorrow. Although the rate of change is difficult to estimate with absolute certainty, there is no question about the overall trend and direction. The Ikkatsu Project interactive program "Blue Line 2015," is set to begin early next year as a way of previewing the possible futures of coastal communities all over the Pacific Northwest. The blue line on current charts that shows where the water stops and the land begins is not some permanent fixture; indeed, it is already changing. Follow along in 2015 and see where your town will be and what it will look like years from now. Details and start date to be posted soon.