Stop Signs, Stop Lights, and the Environment

Stop Signs, Stop Lights, and the Environment

Janis Ramquist submitted this blog to Livable Raleigh. She has been a Wake County resident since 1981. Janis says “I want my grandchildren to enjoy a clean environment, especially with simple choices that are safe and less costly.” Have you noticed the explosion of...

How can you help protect Raleigh’s trees?

How can you help protect Raleigh’s trees?

Raleigh residents regularly contact Livable Raleigh to express their concerns about loss of tree canopy and clear-cutting during development. They want to know more about tree protection, tree planting, and tree preservation. We all know that, beyond their aesthetic...

As if things aren’t already bad enough for trees in Raleigh

As if things aren’t already bad enough for trees in Raleigh

On April 5, 2021, House Bill 496: Property Owners’ Rights/Tree Ordinances was filed in the House of the NC General Assembly. On May 11 it was passed by the House 72-43 and sent to the Senate on May 12. It was subsequently sent to the Senate Committee Rules and...

Another Test of Council’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

Another Test of Council’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

A resident asks for Open and Fair Rezoning Governance. Tom Kwak is a Raleigh resident concerned with the future environmental health of our City and especially the potential to disregard environmental impacts as Raleigh navigates through its growing pains.  He...