Author Archives: Zanna Leigh

About Zanna Leigh

I am a born Wisconsiner, native New Englander, short term (and wannabe) European, vegetarian foodie, good music lover, public transit enthusiast and sustainability devotee in the DC metro.

Trowels and Podiums

So a couple Sundays ago I volunteered through Arlington’s Community Volunteer Network, or CVN, which is a social network centered around young adults in their 20s and 30s who are looking to get engaged / involved with the community. I … Continue reading

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Velorution

I feel a revolution coming on, not just any revolution…but a Velorution! What in the world is a Velorution, you ask?  Why, it’s a bike revolution, using the French word “velo” for bike, silly!  I feel like up until just … Continue reading

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So fresh and so clean clean

Over the past few months, I have become more concerned with ingredients than I ever have been before.  Not ingredients in food (but yes, I am still concerned with that), but ingredients that make up the concoctions that I use … Continue reading

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Confessions of a vegetarian

Food.  Food is delicious, beautiful, mysterious, and most of all, completely necessary for survival.  Personally, I love food.  I’m obsessed with it and I would never try to hide or deny these feelings.  But of course, we all have an … Continue reading

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Join Green America!

80% of people surveyed by Green Seal are still buying green products & services, despite the recession, and even when they cost more. Businesses can’t afford not to reach out to the green marketplace. Join the nation’s first and largest … Continue reading

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Arlington, Smart or Selfish?

Arlington, VA, often seen as a valuable model for smart growth development, has conjured up some recent controversy over its rejection of prospective highway projects which would widen lanes on I-66 and develop “HOT” (high occupancy toll) lanes on I-95/395. … Continue reading

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Public Transit, A Love Affair

After living in London, England for the past 2 years, I have become enamored with public transportation, so much so that some might even consider me to be somewhat of a public transit “snob”.  This love affair with public transit … Continue reading

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