Paradise Unpaved: Franke James' Driveway One Year Later

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A year ago we recounted how artist Franke James gave up her SUV and then decided to rip up her driveway, except the law said that every house had to have a driveway paved with concrete, asphalt or brick. Even porous pavers like turfstone were illegal.

Franke took her case (and a printout of TreeHugger) to City Hall and won; now she tells her story in her wonderful mix of humour, drawing and photography.

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One of her last panels shows a summary of benefits of tearing up the drive and says it all, but read the whole thing at ::Franke James
See more Franke James on TreeHugger:
Franke James on Global Warming in Canada
Selling the SUV: Do the Hardest Things First
Don't Rip Up Your Driveway in North York

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