Table of Contents

Cover: Tiger, by Carol Lozito


Happy anniversary to us!

Local Ecology

Beyond Sprawl
Sprawl is threatening to ruin the quality of life we have come to take for granted. There are alternatives - if we have the will

Business & the Environment

Celebrating with the earth: making a sustainable & joyful season
In this season of consumption of mass quantities, it may be that what you consume is as important as how much.


Making a new life: trial by fire and earth
What would make a wealthy builder give it all up to pursue a vision of free housing and true community living?

Carol Lozito: artist and wildlife advocate
This local artist's dramatic, brightly-colored paintings help emphasize the plight of endangered specie worldwide.


Christmas tree recycling: a recipe for making mulch
The City of San Diego makes it easy to Do the Right Thing.

San Diego Earth Day

Earth Day Holiday Blowout SALE!
Get some great stuff for gift-giving - or for yourself - and help us with our environmental projects at the same time.

Gelder goes gold: special CD to benefit SDED
KUPR DJ Jeff Gelder has arranged for profits from sales of a dynamite new CD, available at all Wherehouse stores.

Join SDEDs new Youth Development Committee
Kids seem to have a natural affinity for environmental issues. If you work with kids, or would like to, consider joining the team.

Observations from the Edge

"Y" is for yuletide
Our local eco-radical takes a look at the true sources of Christmas rituals and St. Nick, and how rank commercialism uses these icons.