Fredericksburg SHINES

Leading the Way in Sustainability

October 13, 2014
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1st Annual Walk to School Day for Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Walk to School Day Celebrates Walkable, Active Local Communities Fredericksburg Elementary School with the support of their PTO and FISD, and Fredericksburg SHINES worked together to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Friday, October 17th, 2014. Students from … Continue reading

July 7, 2014
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Bicycle Rack Dedicated at Marktplatz

Fredericksburg’s Parks and Recreation Department and Fredericksburg SHINES are working together to focus on sustainability and the environment in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. A joint project was recently completed to install the first public bicycle rack at Marktplatz, located on … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
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So Where Do you Park it?

As the sun has graced us with some beautiful Hill Country spring days, it seems like cyclists are coming out of the woodworks these days, cruising our streets of Fredericksburg.   I know that many of those riders are coming from … Continue reading

August 31, 2013
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Come Along for the Tour!

Fredericksburg SHINES, a local organization dedicated to educating the public about sustainable living, will host a Fredericksburg fall tour of homes to spotlight local examples of sustainable-living practices. Nine homes are on the tour which will be Saturday, Sept. 14, … Continue reading

March 8, 2013
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Are Your Streets Complete? – Part 4

Our hometown newspaper, Fredericksburg  Standard-Radio Post, ran a front page article (continued on page 9) by publisher, Ken Esten Cooke, about our local effort to raise awareness for and champion "Complete Streets", in their November 28, 2012 edition.   The headline was … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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Are Your Streets “Complete”? – Part 3

Our hometown newspaper, Fredericksburg  Standard-Radio Post, ran a front page article (continued on page 9) by publisher, Ken Esten Cooke, about our local effort to raise awareness for and champion "Complete Streets", in their November 28, 2012 edition.   The headline was … Continue reading

February 8, 2013
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Are Your Streets “Complete”? – Part 2

Our hometown newspaper, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, ran a front page article (continued on page 9) by publisher, Ken Esten Cooke, about our local effort to raise awareness for and champion "Complete Streets", in their November 28, 2012 edition.   The headline … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Are Your Streets “Complete”?

Our hometown newspaper, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, ran a front page article (continued on page 9) by publisher, Ken Esten Cooke, about our local effort to raise awareness for and champion "Complete Streets", in their November 28, 2012 edition.   The headline … Continue reading

May 4, 2012
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How Can My Business Reduce Waste? – Part II

In my role as sustainability consultant I show businesses how even minor business policy changes can result in significant benefits to the environment and to improvements in the workplace.   The four sustainability areas I focus on are:   energy, water, air … Continue reading

April 6, 2012
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Becoming a “Complete Streets” Community

In my hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas, I’m hoping someday soon to see the adoption and installation of “complete streets”.     “Complete streets“ are designed & operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation … Continue reading