Chris in a German municipal forest on the SAF Tour, wearing the traditional German Forester’s Tracht (uniform) she inherited from her East German forester friend Christine Neise.
SYNDICATED OP-ED COLUMNS
“Op-Ed” means “opposite to the editorial page,” and expresses a personal viewpoint. These op-ed columns have been published in various newspapers from the Maine Times-Record to The Baltimore Sun to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and online at Alternet, various blogs, and other sites.
Wise Wind Energy Needs a Deep Green Location Distributed by Bay Journal News Service, 2010. “Offshore winds are strong and steady, the perfect place for energy turbines. Chris Bolgiano says we should put them there, rather than on Appalachian ridges where they damage forests and harm wildlife.”
Lawn Be Gone Distributed by Bay Journal News Service, 2009. “While shopping for an electric lawn mower, Chris Bolgiano discovered some unsettling facts about our love for lawns. She argues we’d have more fun and a healthier planet if we had less lawn to mow.”
Power To The People! Distributed by Bay Journal News Service, 2009. “Power to the People! says Chris Bolgiano in this piece that illustrates the many benefits of distributed generation — or little power plants on every house.”
A Gold-Rushing Wind Distributed by Bay Journal News Service, 2008. “You can hear the trees in the Appalachians sighing in the wind. Anxiety? Maybe. Chris Bolgiano says that wind power may be an important part of our energy future, but not in the forests of Appalachia. There the breezes are unpredictable, the wildlife vulnerable, and the forests are the real gold.”
We Know Knot What We Do Distributed by Bay Journal News Service, 2008. “Honoring an environmental ethic while dealing with life’s little challenges makes for some head-scratching moments, notes Chris Bolgiano.”
Sojourning On The Shenandoah: Finding a Watershed Address Distributed by Bay Journal News Service, J2008 and published in the Picket News Tri-State’s Community Interest Publication Archive. “Wet to the bone, Chris Bolgiano discovered, as she flowed downstream on the rain-swollen Shenandoah, just what it is to be a part of the great hydrological circle, and just how meaningful our watershed addresses really are.”