Saturday, April 13, 2013

Keeping It Green

Weight = not available

Coinage = $1.38

Best find = many dimes and pennies along the curb of Airline Highway

Comment:  This morning, rather than wait idly for two hours for new tires to be installed, there was enough time for a major fitness money walk.  While searching for coins in a parking lot for a new branch of New Orleans’ Capital One Bank on Airline Highway (Metairie) I noticed what must be for a green solution for storm water drainage.  Every year, the U.S. paves or repaves a quarter million acres of land.  Asphalt and concrete surfaces pollute rainwater, deplete groundwater supplies, contribute to rising temperatures in cities, prevent tree growth, destroy aquatic habitat, and cause erosion.  Rather than a catch basin they created a channel with a man-made bed and bank which allows storm water to flow over and through a series of natural functions including gravel, grasses, sedges, and rushes. Instead of draining into canals and eventually into our precious water ways, their water returns to the underground cleansed naturally.    So hats off to Capital One Bank for their creative storm water drainage of their parking lot.  Who says Seattle is America’s premier green city.


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