Mobility is a major concern for the aging person individually and as part of their family. Rather than rely on a family member to chauffer them around, a senior citizen can access their community’s ground transportation.
Young Americans seem to be more aware of the benefits of bicycling and taking the bus than their parents and older siblings. A new U.S. Public Interest Research Group report, Transportation and … [Read full article]
Edible landscaping, mass transit, community—what’s not to love?! As Beth Buczynski writes on sister site Insteading: “A simple yet creative gardening project called The Edible Bus Stop transforms a public transit … [Read full article]
Vitalize Without a Spa Last spring I stayed in NYC for a week. My stay in the city revitalized me better than any spa might have. This urban visit was the … [Read full article]
Here’s a great video of DC’s highly successful bike-sharing program by the talented filmmakers at Streetfilms (love those guys and girls). Afterwards, you can check out my ‘daily’ roundup of top green living stories from around the internet.
I think most of us green bloggers get quite frustrated with Earth Day. It can be a struggle for us to stay positive at this time. Why? Because we write about critical environmental issues and solutions to them all year long, and we are confronted with how little others are aware of or interested in such issues when Earth Day comes around. All of a sudden, a large number of people ‘care’ about the environment,… but don’t expect that to stay ’till tomorrow. We get numerous pitches from non-green companies who want us to feature them in our Earth Day posts (as well as pitches from truly green companies, of course). For one day, it is more “fashionable” to be green. But just for one day.
Here are two great videos I had to share. Translation of the message at the end of the one above is: “It’s smarter to travel in groups. Take the bus.”
We’ve covered a number of studies over the years showing that investment in bikes and public transit is better for the economy than investment in roads. Another one, created by Smart Growth America (SGA), recently came out showing that stimulus dollars spent on public transit went a lot further than stimulus dollars spent on new roads.
We love to vilify others, don’t we? Especially Big Government, Big Business, Big Oil, and so on. But let’s take a quick look at how we actually compared to CEOs … [Read full article]
If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t covered Christmas that much yet. Just a post on a few green gift ideas (well, really, it was one idea but options from a … [Read full article]
I know, it’s not November any more. I’m dropping links here for November stories I never got around to sharing or writing about but really wanted to. I figured it … [Read full article]
Join World Carfree Day Of course, you know I am going to encourage you to join in on this wonderful holiday. To affirm that you will be showing up on … [Read full article]
Going Green Tip #4 — Green your transport, not only for the environment, but for your health, happiness, personal finances, and time.