The website that brought renters, homebuyers, and realtors a powerful index of walkability has done it again, this time for public transit (source: walkscore.com). At the end of January, Matt Lerner, CTO of Walk Score, announced a new ranking of the…
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Some estimates suggest that the 85 and older population is going to more than triple over the next 40 years. And yet the environmental movement rarely discusses their need as a separate demographic. Today’s seniors, as well as seniors in generations to come, may be wondering what they can do to join the green movement and live more sustainable lives.
Looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Making smarter transportation choices can make a big difference.
When I first started talking to people at St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings (the owners of Enterprise Rent-a-Car and a few others), they were just getting into the car sharing concept with a limited local experiment… and told me that they weren’t certain whether the model would really take off. Three and a half years later, […]
Since the blogathon spans over two separate days, Mike Lieberman has contributed another one of his daily green action posts. Yesterday, he walked to the store; today, he’s also getting around by another eco-friendly method.
Last year, I practically waxed poetic about my public transportation trip into Philadelphia for GreenFest Philly. Yesterday, I again took the same public transportation into the Philadelphia, this time for the Go Green Expo, and there is no waxing poetic. Just a bunch of frustration. I pulled into the parking lot of my local Patco […]
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 […]
SustainLane, a San Francisco based green media company has just announced its brand new U.S. city rankings today. Starting in 2005, SustainLane went through an exorbitant examination of sustainability initiatives in U.S. cities looking at a variety of factors: average traffic commutes, affordable housing, waste diversion, green space, energy usage, green buildings, natural disaster risk, air quality, water quality, public transportation, local food sources, and government innovations. James Elsen, the founder of SustainLane explains it in his article What’s A Sustainable City, Anyway ?
Gas costs have skyrocketed, and with them, the cost of flying. This greenie isn’t 100% upset: with the cost of fuel increasing exponentially in the past few years, people are examining their transportation patterns and needs and trying to find cost- and fuel-effective methods of getting from Point A to Point B. Smaller, more fuel-efficient […]
Running a bit late again on my preview of tonight’s The Green; unlike last week, though, I did take the time to watch tonight’s episode of Big Ideas for a Small Planet. As usual, I recommend you also take the time to watch it tonight… lots of food for thought packed into 30 minutes. Tonight’s […]