Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Droughts, Fracking, and Being Thankful for Rain

drought.jpg w=620&h=349&crop=1Here in Seattle, complaining about the rain is a cornerstone of small talk (perhaps even the entire base). But with our west coast neighbors in California going through a terrible drought, it’s hard not to feel thankful for the ample amount of wet stuff we get in the Northwest. Not only does rain help to facilitate a healthy ecosystem, it also provides the absolute perfect sound to sleep to, read to, listen to Simon and Garfunkel to, and do just about anything inside to. I’m ready for the cold to go away as much as anyone, but sometimes we should celebrate the fact that our city gets so much of the very thing that keeps greenery green. Continue reading