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Solvie Karlstrom
Solvie Karlstrom writes for NRDC's Smarter Living and Smarter Cities websites,, and other online outlets, and serves as web editor and marketing support for Green Media Solutions, an environmental consulting firm serving the entertainment industry.
Stories by Solvie Karlstrom
November 23, 2011
It’s not easy being green? Sing it, Kermit. But on the set of the new Muppets movie, a 23-year-old environmental steward helped make sure the cast and crew kept a light carbon foot- ... err, make that flipperprint.
November 24, 2009
I’m not really sure what it means for No Impact Week to be over. It certainly doesn’t mean that we now have license to go back to our old consumer haze. I suppose we’re on our own to keep our impact in check. But I have to... read more >
November 21, 2009
I take long, indulgent showers. I spend a minute or two under the showerhead for no other reason than to bask in the rush of water. I even step out from under the water to lather up, shave, and wash my hair, letting the... read more >
November 20, 2009
“What? I’m not going without overhead lights for the rest of the week, you crazy hippy!” Admittedly, Seattle is dark this time of year, but really?  Is Greg truly more attached to overhead lighting than he is to video games... read more >
November 19, 2009
To say I am disconnected from my food is an understatement. Root vegetables frighten me. A whole fresh squash makes about as much sense to me as cognitive neuroscience. Needless to say, I’m not really much of a cook. It’s... read more >
November 18, 2009
About four months ago I moved back to Seattle, where I use a car almost daily, from New York City, where I was car-less for eight years. After eight years of daily, crowded and musty subway commuting, I have to admit that I... read more >
November 17, 2009
This morning was triumphant. I opened my bag where I had been gathering garbage from the day before, and found it virtuously lean. The contents included one foil and film apple chips bag, one aluminum cat food can, one... read more >
November 16, 2009
In preparation for No Impact Week, my boyfriend and I compulsively had takeout five nights in a row, used the car to run close-by errands (well, it was raining…) and went on a mini shopping spree for things we “needed”... read more >