April 2007 Table of Contents

From the Editor
Watch our Wallets
Local Issues
  Climate changes in San Diego
    Human-induced climate changes are not just abstractions that will affect far-off lands in the distant future. A local expert explains what it means for San Diego… right now.
  First Green Roof designed for San Diego
    Introducing an entirely different kind of “roof garden.” While popular in other parts of the world, green roofs are new to our area
Protect the public’s right to know
Councilmember Donna Frye’s call to action to protect our right to know what’s happening behind closed doors at City Hall.
Leave No Child Inside
We are raising a generation of children who have no contact with nature in their daily lives. This has negative impacts on their well-being, and could have a big impact on the future of the public’s environmental stewardship. Child and nature advocate Richard Louv explains why this is important, and how we can take action to re-connect with nature.
Earth Day 2007
EarthFair on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22
  Mexican Lucha Libre: Join WiLDCOAST to Fight Ocean Enemies
Mexican wrestlers fight for the environment at EarthFair.
  Awarding inspiration
    Nominate your environmental hero for an E.A.R.T.H. Award.
  Attend Awards Reception in honor of Earth Day
    San Diego EarthWorks presents the 17th annual V.I.P. (Very Important Planet) Reception and E.A.R.T.H. Awards
  Local Growers at EarthFair
Earth Day in North County
Pepper Tree Day at the Mission San Luis Rey.
Senator Christine Kehoe’s Earth Day message
  The smoke-free, air pollution solution
    Cooking with the sun made easy.
Pollution and Waste
  Assault on battery
    Batteries are toxic waste; find out how to recycle them safely.
  From induced demand to reduced demand
We keep building freeways, and yet we keep getting more traffic and longer commute times. You might think that the freeways cause more traffic. You’d be right.