While July 2008 looked relatively normal in terms of Fourth of July celebrations and hot weather, $4 per gallon gas put a damper on that other summertime staple: the family road trip.
As you might imagine, we had a lot to say about that gas thing… but didn’t take a vacation from covering a wide range of topics.
- Chad Crawford, our minister in residence, reviewed The Green Bible.
- Raz Godelnik of Eco-Libris dug into another book: Paper Trails.
- Robin Shreeves reported on a small town that found an innovative solution to big traffic problems: bike sharing.
- Birgitte Rasine of LUCITA sent up a flare for paper shredders clogged with junk mail.
- Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh looked into the light… the CFL.
- Justin van Kleek explored the fine art of foraging.
- Josh Hill observed that college dorms are getting greener.
- Caroline Savery shared one of the less successful moments of her Sust Enable project: the tent trauma!
- Chris Schille connected the dots between overpopulation and oil consumption.
- Carol Guylas wondered if high gas prices would lead to the decline of suburban sprawl.
- Joh Ivanko offered one approach to saving money on gas: starting a green business, and deducting business mileage.
- And Andy Darrell at Environmental Defense Fund offered another idea: take the bus to save money on gas.