Greenlines – Post-Blizzard Edition!

Snowflake

Pix by Artgeek, Wikipedia Creative Commons Attribution

The city has this nifty new web tool that let’s you check out which streets around D.C. have been plowed. It’s pretty cool to find out that Georgia Avenue NW is passible, for instance, but doesn’t do me much good since my little side street hasn’t seen a plow or even a bucket of salt from city crews. And, if passed years are any indication, we’ll be waiting for a thaw before we’ll be able to get our cars out of the snow bank.

Some people, in fact, are getting a little snippy about the city’s plowing priorities. On the Petworth listserv, one resident took note that the pavement in front of Mayor Adrian Fenty‘s house was looking good – some much plowing action has taken place there that the asphalt is not just visible but nearly dry, she reports. To which, another resident suggests checking out the streets where other city pols live to see if they are pulling down similar clout with DC snowplow crews.

Meanwhile, on the same neighborhood listserv, Roshani Kothari posted links eco-friendly methods of getting rid of the ice and snow. I guess it’s a bit late for all us shut-ins. But I just thought I’d pass them on for next time!

http://www.grist. org/article/ De-salt-of- the-Earth/
http://www.gardensa live.com/ article.asp? ai=725

http://www.ecos. com/icemelt. html

http://www.thedaily green.com/ living-green/ blogs/green- products- services/ driveway- ice-environment- 55013001

http://www.amazon. com/Scotwood- Industries- 50B-CLEAN- Clean-Melter/ dp/B001J5QO82/ ref=sr_1_ 23?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1261181797&sr=1-23

http://www.amazon. com/Keep- Green-KIG40- Snow-Melter/ dp/B001E5CUAS/ ref=sr_1_ 1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1261181797&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon. com/Howard- Johnsons- 40Lb-Melter- 9586/dp/B000KL0Y IC/ref=sr_ 1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1261182111&sr=1-1

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About greendistrict

I'm Christine MacDonald, a journalist and the author of the book: "Green, Inc., An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone B

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