Raleigh Denim Featured in October Whole Living Magazine

Eco Chic

Eco Chick first covered Raleigh Denim way back in 2009, and since then, the brand has grown in more ways than just business-wise (though they are going gangbusters in that department as well). and the third shot below is from the iPad-only video of Raleigh Denim creators, Sarah and Victor, talking about how they make their classic-cool jeans.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

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Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

Environmental Economics

Raleigh, NC is a test market for the Nissan Leaf: The main appeal of the electric car is that it's cheap to operate.

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Eco Fashion Market Week Favorites from Designers & Agents: What We’ll Be Wearing This Fall

Eco Chic

Raleigh Denim Jeans, made in their downtown Raleigh, NC workshop, are a fun twist on the classic jean. Fair Fashion Aiayu Ampersand as Apostrophe d&a designers & agents f/w 2013 NYC RALEIGH Stewart + Brown Susan Woo Tailfeathers Totem SalvagedDesigners and Agents (d&a) hosted another successful Fall/Winter showcase, packed with designers from all around the world.

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Raleigh Denim: Jeans Showcasing the Future of Style and Sustainability

Eco Chic

Raleigh Denim Co-founders Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko. Raleigh Denim’s women’s styles. Raleigh Denim is a proud part of this transition, creating quality, small-batch denim in true American style, which is about attention to detail, craft, and respect for history rather than adding to the thousands of throw-away clothes that end up in American landfills every year. Raleigh Denim’s signature red stitching.

Quotes of the day

Environmental Economics

The Onion : Highlighting the severity of China’s pollution crisis, NASA published satellite photos showing a thick haze of smog and air pollution spanning 750 miles from Shanghai to Beijing, or about the distance between Boston and Raleigh, NC. What do you think? Someone really needs to stop buying so many Chinese-manufactured goods.”. Helen Choi – Waitress. “We’re We’re still better at polluting the Gulf of Mexico, though.”. Antonio Semidi – Hydroelectric Dam Worker

2014 138

Create your own DIY public signage for a walkable city

Green (Living) Review

And then there''s Walk [Your City] It was originally conceived of as a guerrilla "wayfinding" campaign , in which Matt Tomasulo designed and posted signage around Raleigh, NC, promoting just how easy it is to walk to get around. But as Alex already reported, while the signage was originally unsanctioned, Raleigh''s powers that be unanimously voted to reinstate the signage as a pilot program to see how it performed.

2015 149

Free entry in the mitigation market?

Environmental Economics

The legislation also would force the city to deal with what is now a monopoly - one business providing the pollution-reducing projects in the Raleigh area. Raleigh's assistant public utilities director] Waldroup said he generally agrees with a market-based approach to restoration, but says the market isn't in a position to work for Raleigh.

2011 122

AGCC

Environmental Economics

Yuck, the Raleigh paper is promoting the University of Texas to the ACC: If the ACC attempts to boost its TV revenues by expanding again in the near future, there is no better school to recruit than the University of Texas. And if the Big 12 loses top schools and dissolves, Texas has excellent reasons to consider the ACC. via www.newsobserver.com. The Atlantic and Gulf Coast Conference? Of course, as they say, the university is first looking out for its student-athletes.

2011 116

A common macroeconomic confusion

Environmental Economics

Pope, a Raleigh retail executive, and Koch, a Kansas industrialist, were honored by Americans for Prosperity, an organization they started and which they both continue to serve as top officers – Pope as chairman and Koch as the foundation's chairman. Under the Dome : Two major financial backers of conservative political causes, Art Pope and David Koch, were feted Thursday afternoon at a reception just blocks from the Republican National Convention.

2012 138

Revealed preference

Environmental Economics

Pat McCrory took questions at a Raleigh private school for an hour Monday and ended the session with his own: “How do you pay for it?”. Out of the mouths of babes: Gov. The remark came in reference to the recent Duke Energy coal ash spill into the Dan River. The Republican said his priority is cleaning up the spill and then finding a long-term solution for the 30-plus coal ash ponds in North Carolina. But, he said, cost is “the big issue.”

2014 132

Young Coal Activists Shut Mountaintop Mining for Four Hours

Green Living Ideas

They had chained themselves to a piece of mining equipment, and were briefly able to shut down operations of a Massey Energy subsidiary in Western Raleigh [.] [ Young Coal Activists Shut Mountaintop Mining for Four Hours from Green Living Ideas ]. Four protesters in their 20s who succeeded in briefly halting mountaintop removal on Coal River Mountain in West Virginia are now in jail on a collective bail amount of $12,000.

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Anthony Foxx: Riding the Rails for Better Transportation

Sierra Club Compass

In 2011, North Carolina made its way to the top of the list to receive federal funding for a big upgrade of rail between Raleigh and Charlotte, after the governor of another state foolishly rejected the job-creating infrastructure funding.

I heart Ironman

Environmental Economics

All the default numbers in the tool above are taken from a  federally-funded transportation project  in North Carolina, which promised to spend $461 million to reduce the travel time of some 100,000 train commuters between Charlotte and Raleigh by 13 minutes a trip, which would bring their one-way transit time down to just under three hours.

2013 131

Job-killing regulations?

Environmental Economics

He's right: Raleigh is No. "It has to be a mistake," says Derb Carter of the Southern Environmental Law Center, speaking of the latest Forbes rankings of the top 25 cities for business and careers. "Four  "Four are in job-killing, regulation-strangled North Carolina," he says, dripping with insincerity. 2, Durham No. 14, Asheville No. 17 and Charlotte No.  "Hemp-ridden Asheville at No.

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report

Environmental Economics

Coming back from the beach we took the back roads to avoid rush hour traffic in Raleigh. For some reason I'm getting spammed by AAA. Not that I'm complaining, this is good stuff: The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has fallen for 26 consecutive days, reaching today’s average of $2.59 per gallon. This is the longest streak of consecutive declines since January, and pump prices have moved lower by 19 cents per gallon over this period.

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Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

"We go to the zoo at least once every summer," said [Becky Davis of Raleigh]. "But The state of NC has given us a natural experiment opportunity: The state budget that goes into effect Friday brings massive changes. Thousands of state workers will lose their jobs. A one-cent sales tax will no longer be charged on most goods. But many residents will see the effects of the trimmed budget in smaller, more subtle ways. Some tourist attractions will cost more to visit.

2011 116

We're #1!

Environmental Economics

That's just a hair behind Raleigh-Durham's household average of 21,800 annual miles - which means annual fuel expenses of $4,304, or $60 more than the Charlotte area. #2 and #6. Six out of 10 are in the south: Forbes magazine. Writer Christopher Helman devised the survey with data from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago-based think tank that studies the costs of living and working in cities across the country.

2011 116

Natural disasters and net-migration? @mattkahn1966

Environmental Economics

For more than three decades, California has seen a net outflow of residents to other states, as less expensive southern cities like Phoenix, Houston and Raleigh supplant those of the Golden State as beacons of opportunity. I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling, a'tumbling down. Quakes and Fires. ): For the half-century after World War II, California represented the epitome of middle-class America on the move.

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North Carolina puts it head in the sand

Environmental Economics

This is from an editorial on that from the Raleigh, NC paper: The legislative session after the passage of a two-year state budget is referred to as the “short” session because it is devoted mainly to budget adjustments, and it takes less time for lawmakers to complete their work, But the session that opens Wednesday will be short for another reason – the state is short of tax revenue.

Is the new DENR secretary calling for more benefit-cost analysis?

Environmental Economics

The only other time that there has been a Republican in Raleigh during the "John Whitehead era" (i.e., I'm experiencing a North Carolina Republican Governor for the first * only the second time as a North Carolina resident: When John Skvarla becomes the new secretary of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources next month, he will arrive at an agency that’s feeling a little shell-shocked.

2013 126

I'll probably be sad Sunday around 7 pm

Environmental Economics

Today's article in the Raleigh N&O  brought back memories: Based on email I’ve received, many of these fans have their personal identities tied up with the success of their school’s teams. “I Like many of you I've been following the UNC athletic/academic scandal closely (for a variety of reasons).

2012 131

Drinking lattes, chilling with my AC and reading the WSJ

Environmental Economics

" In response to that, I paraphrase : “These government elitists design their user fees from their air-conditioned offices in Raleigh, and they do so with their lattes and their contempt, and chuckle while the good people of Charlotte are fighting hard to scratch out a living there based on cheap commutes and based on access From the WSJ's Micro Weekly Review: On U.S.

2013 152

More green jobs from European climate policy

Environmental Economics

The Council of State approved a 20-year contract for Raleigh-based WoodFuels North Carolina to build a $25 million terminal that will export 600,000 tons of pellets a year from Morehead City, starting in late 2014.

Switchpoint

Environmental Economics

The main headache: the lack of filling stations, an inconvenience that forces Becker to take a 24-mile round trip once or twice a week to fill up his tank at a city-owned natural gas pump at Raleigh's heavy equipment depot, the city's former landfill on New Bern Avenue. Call your utility company and say I want my NGV!

2011 109

"North Carolina’s Misunderstood Cut in Jobless Benefits"

Environmental Economics

And if you don't believe this conclusion from a professional economist, a Raleigh journalist figured out the same thing about a week ago : North Carolina’s experience is hardly extraordinary. Justin Wolfers: Since North Carolina effectively eliminated unemployment benefits last year for people unemployed 20 weeks or more, the state has become a symbol in the partisan wars over economic policy.

5 Cities That Want Your Rain Barrel

Green (Living) Review

"When coupled with an educational program, rain barrels are a fantastic education and outreach program to engage citizens in storm- water issues,” says Mike Ruck, vice president of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association and cofounder and Chief Water Officer of rainwater-harvesting-system installer Rain Water Solutions in Raleigh, N.C. What better way to save water than putting in a rain barrel—and thanks to these cities, you’ll save money, too!

2014 138

Shoppers needed for two-wheeled retail therapy

Green (Living) Review

Geoff Giddings of Raleigh says: "Raleigh has in the last year seen the growth in product aimed at both the female enthusiast and the mass cycling market. It is just such a shame that Raleigh no longer actually makes bikes in the United Kingdom but has them mad – and that has not made them any cheaper to the consumer – in the Far East instead.

2009 100

We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll, so we crashed the gate doing 98.

Environmental Economics

In a perfect world, building and mainting road ways would be free: [redacted name*] of Raleigh wants to know why she and her husband got bills in the mail from the N.C. Turnpike Authority, illustrated with photos of their license plates, for trips on N.C. 540 near Research Triangle Park. The bills were for $0.00. Read more here: [link]. The bill is a bleak warning from the N.C. Turnpike Authority to drivers on this section of 540: It's free now. But get ready to pay.

2012 126

Eco Grease – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Having recently had to re-tighten the crank on my favorite Raleigh Pioneer Classic I used the Eco-Grease to lube the crank shaft through the grease hole with this Raleigh bike has on the underside and while it would have been better had I had the grease in a grease gun with some more pressure to push it in it worked well enough from the plastic bottle.

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Progress Energy tries some behavioral economics

Environmental Economics

According to Raleigh-based power company, the novel program "is designed to reduce residential electrical consumption by applying behavioral science principles." It didn't work in Sacramento , but why not try it here? Progress Energy is going to apply old-fashioned peer pressure to encourage customers to conserve electricity as part of a new energy efficiency program approved today by the N.C. Utilities Commission.

Environmental Economics: My name is Kingof Socks

Environmental Economics

Department of Transportation says it has won the agreement it needed to secure $461 million in federal grants that will put faster, more frequent and more reliable passenger trains on the tracks between Charlotte and Raleigh. The construction is expected to create 4,800 jobs over the next two years and cut the train time from Raleigh to Charlotte below three hours, including seven stops on the way.

2011 126

A "Cash for Cans" program

Environmental Economics

  Boone is adding “WaterSense” high-efficiency toilet rebate program to their ‘every drop counts’ program, according to Lane Weiss of the town of Boone, who said they researched programs in Cary, Raleigh and Durham, and tailored a program they hope will work in Boone.    I have a feeling this post is going to stink: The Town of Boone wants your old toilet.    Really, they do—and they’re willing to pay. 

2011 122

North Carolina: They Gave Us Extremism, We Gave them a Movement

Sierra Club Compass

In response, tens of thousands of North Carolinians have come together for Moral Mondays over the past 13 weeks in Raleigh, outside of the State House.  An amazing, genuine grassroots movement has been born as citizens from every walk of life and every demographic came to Raleigh to stand up to the radical legislature and demand a more rational, moral approach to governing.    Mountain Moral Monday in Asheville. Photo: (c) Don McGowan/EarthSong Photography.

Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

Raleigh, N.C. Today Nancy Welsh, affordable housing expert and CEO of the Raleigh, N.C.-based Since 2006, the Raleigh-based non-profit Builders of Hope has rebuilt homes and lives by providing safe, affordable housing to working families. Builders of Hope has major development projects underway in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and Charlotte, N.C.

2011 116

Breaking wind

Environmental Economics

Progress Energy in Raleigh, one of Desert Wind's potential customers, ended talks with Iberdrola after the parties couldn't come to an agreement. "Generally, An update on the wind energy market ( Buyers of wind power lacking ): The developer of the largest wind farm ever proposed in North Carolina says the project has stalled because no utility wants to buy the power the project would produce.

2011 125

The Wonders of Nature

Green Earth Journey

The apple has caused such a stir in the village of Colaton Raleigh, Devon, that Mr Morrish is inundated with neighbours queuing up to take pictures of it. This is amazing. At first is looks like a photoshopped picture. I have never heard of this happening. It is really beautiful and completely real. Check out the article below from Telegraph UK The fruit's striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic mutation at odds of more than a million to one.

2009 100

Confused

Environmental Economics

So Miller's tour of Big Boss and subsequent meet-and-greet with local brewers at Natty Greene's in Raleigh qualifies as, well, research. I like beer and low taxes as much as the next guy (and it is Friday), but I'm very confused by this article (and another) in the N&O: [ Congressman Brad ] Miller is a co-sponsor of legislation in the U.S. House, dubbed the Small BREW Act, which would cut the excise taxes small breweries pay from $7 to $3.50

2012 116

Bad idea: disallowing mergers for environmental or macro reasons

Environmental Economics

Utilities Commission to bless its union with Raleigh-based Progress Energy. "Bless Another reason to hate Duke ( Duke-Progress merger hearings set to start ): The path to creating the nation's largest merger faces its toughest test this week as Duke Energy asks the N.C. "Bless its union"? It is so beautiful when two loving partners become one. Key players, including consumer advocacy agencies in both Carolinas, support the $26 billion merger.

2011 116

Tracking the Secret Lives of Cats

Nature Conservancy - Science

Certain locations (Raleigh/Durham, NC, Long Island, NY, Fairfield County, CT & Westchester County, NY) have GPS trackers available to loan. Is your cat ‘cheating’ on you? When you let your kitty out for a stroll, where does she go? What risks does she take and is she a threat to local wildlife? You can find out with Cat Tracker and the answers may surprise you! If you have an outdoor cat and are willing to build a GPS harness, you can participate from anywhere in the world.

2015 87

Good Girls Studio- Giveaway Also!

Green Earth Journey

Name: Johanna Ely Shop Name: Good Girls Studio Shop Link : [link] etsy.com Location: Raleigh NC Ships To: worldwide What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products ? antique & vintage thrifted jewelry. People are forever giving me their "junk" jewelry to reuse! I also love to use vintage fabric scraps & found objects & repurpose them into jewelry. Why did you decide to make ECO friendly products? Honestly I really didn't set off to do that.

Round-Up of WV Coal Chemical Spill News

Sierra Club Compass

While WV Governor Tomblin is trying to act as if this coal chemical spill has nothing to do with the coal industry, but West Virginians know better : "This crisis is about much more than a renegade chemical company," said Bob Kincaid, board president of Coal River Mountain Watch, an organization based in Raleigh County in the state''s southern coalfields that fights mountaintop-removal mining. "It''s

Why Northwest Doctors Oppose Oil-by-Rail Development

Sightline Daily

For example, a human-error fire in Raleigh, Mississippi in 2006 killed three workers after the fire traveled from one oil storage tank to another through connecting pipelines. Alex E. Proimos, flickr The Stethoscope by https://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/ used under CC BY-NC 2.0 “An unacceptable threat to human health and safety.” That’s how more than 300 medical professionals are describing plans to build out crude oil-by-rail facilities in the Northwest.

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