Nope. Not talking bicycle mode share here.
Remember, today is the Carbon Trace re-launch. As I wrote earlier, the topics of this blog will now fit the broader context of urban life — especially in small to mid-sized cities.
Today, I’m talking the SATO48 Film Challenge.
I entered the contest — one of 110 teams this year — and actually managed to finish a film. Handed it in on time, too. The Moxie will be showing all the films April 25th to the 27th. Here’s a shameless self-promotion I cooked up:
The headline indicates something that I had no idea about before moving into a loft downtown almost a year ago: I used to find participating in civic sorts of things a bit of a chore. You work all day. Get home. Start relaxing, but only if you don’t have house chores (stop snickering). Cut the grass. Fix a window. Who wants to do anything after that.
Our move downtown has been the best move of our lives — for many more reasons than I had a first supposed. Carbon Trace will be about some of those reasons because I think Americans will need to begin moving into such living arrangements in greater numbers in the years ahead. That trend has already begun. I intend to follow it here.
One reason I will highlight today as the new direction of Carbon Trace begins: participation. When I’m not worn out with the job of living in a suburb, I find myself wanting to be out of Vandelay and in the streets doing something. I am energized by my new living arrangement.
I hope to capture the buzz of urban life on Carbon Trace. Bicycles will continue to play a role because mine will continue to get me where I want to go.
Oh, Vandelay is the name we gave our loft 😉