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The Easy Guide To Sustainable Living In 2013

Editor’s Note: This post has been sponsored by Ausenco. Sustainable living should be a gradual process, as completely changing one’s lifestyle overnight is a little far-fetched. However, by gradually making your life more sustainable, you can save money and contribute to a healthier style of living… and, ultimately, a better world. Staying committed and focused […]

July 10th

10 Companies With Eco-Conscious Production Processes

A lot of companies out there claim to “going green.” Take the different manufacturers of hybrid automobiles, for instance. Sure, the cars use less fossil fuels than conventional automobiles. However, they still emit a ton (well, many tons) of greenhouse gases, and their manufacturing processes are also highly energy intensive. Hybrid manufacturers are not alone; many […]

June 21st

Papillionaire Bicycles Are Cool, Cute, Relaxed, & Maybe Even Revolutionary

Editor’s Note: Reposted from Bikocity, here’s an interesting article about some cool bikes that have flipped the switch on urban transportation as well as how to sell bikes. Even though I am a lifelong biker, I don’t care about the latest in the “best” head gear, and even though I am naturally quite athletic, I […]

June 16th

Case For Vegetarianism Made By Young Boy (Video)… And Food Journalist (Video)

Someone shared this video with me awhile back. Thanks to it being a catchup Sunday, I just got around to watching it. It makes the case for vegetarianism using the heart in an excellent way. Check it out: http://youtu.be/_s-3CogRDCk If you’d like a more sophisticated, intellectual case for going veggie, watch this one below from […]

June 16th

Father's Day Petition To President Obama

One of our great writers, Don Lieber, has created a petition on MoveOn.org targeted at Obama that I thought was worth quickly passing along. It’s a Father’s Day petition pushing Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Here’s the petition statement: Dear President Obama, Father’s Day represents a celebration of our cherished obligation […]

June 10th

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 5 (#41–50)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load. […]

June 3rd

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 4 (#31–40)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load. […]

June 2nd

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 3 (#21–30)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load. […]

June 2nd

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 2 (#2–21)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load. […]

June 1st

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 1 (#1–10)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take […]

June 1st

Planetsave Hacked, But We're Back

You may have noticed some weirdness on Planetsave the past couple days — that is, no new articles. The story is, we were hacked. Since Monday morning/afternoon, our team hasn’t been able to log in to the backend (where we write and publish articles). We haven’t even been able to access the login pages. Actually, this happened […]

May 29th

Top 22 Bike Stories Of 2013 (So Far)

We’re trying to get more bike stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, below are 22 of the top bike stories of 2013 so far. For more bicycling stories, check out our bicycling archives. 1. Bike Commuting Is Skyrocketing, Especially In Bike-Friendly Communities. Bicycling is on the rise across the US, but in cities […]

May 27th

Bike Commuting Skyrocketing, Especially In "Bike Friendly Communities"

Here are a couple reposts from Bikocity. The first documents the rise of bike commuting in the US, especially in “Bicycle Friendly Communities” and 10 key cities. The second repost is about how Bicycle Friendly Communities are evaluated. Check them out: Where Bike Commuting Grows Fastest (Infographics) The League of American Bicyclists recently created some […]

May 25th

Almost 100% New Electricity To Be From Solar In California In 2nd Half Of 2013

Reposting this big news from Solar Love: Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find — 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to the California grid in the second half (2H) of 2012 is from solar power projects. This is according to the California Independent System Operator (the ISO), as […]

May 25th

Off-Road Bike Paths Needed In Transportation Planning "Bible"

Making the case for off-road bike paths instead of on-road bike lanes (or, ideally, in addition to them), here’s a summary of some recent research I conducted and some recent research out of Harvard Medical School: More or less, bicycle infrastructure policy and its relationship to riderships was the topic of my 2007 master’s thesis. […]

May 24th

Streetscaping For LA Cyclists & Pedestrians

Reposted from Bikocity: After several years of planning, the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project (MyFigueroa) is coming even closer to reality. Soon, the Figueroa Corridor in Downtown and South Los Angeles will accommodate a bus-only lane and cycle tracks, while still maintaining vehicle access. When completed, Figueroa Corridor will provide a safer, sustainable, more comfortable local […]

April 7th

Carbon Tax! (Cartoon)

Oy — unfortunately, this is the situation today: h/t Climate Progress Related Stories: 4.47 To 1 — Ratio Of U.S. Voters Who Would Prefer Carbon Tax To Cut In Spending US Senators Propose Carbon Tax China Announces Introduction Of Carbon Tax $20/Ton Carbon Tax Could Reduce US Deficit by $1.2 Trillion in 10 Years 75% […]

March 26th

KB Homes & SunPower Customers Hit $1 Million In Annual Electricity Savings

Reposted from Solar Love: KB Home and SunPower just celebrated their 1,000th solar home customer. In combination with that, they are also celebrating an estimated $1 million or so a year in annual electricity savings amongst their 1,000 customers. Incidentally, KB Home and SunPower came together for this milestone announcement at an event in Lancaster, […]

March 6th