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Richmond Mom Gets a Free Solar Power System

For Tiffany Woodwards and her two little girls (above), a solar system means more than eco-friendly power from the sun. It’s an incredible help paying for utility bills. The Richmond, California family’s energy costs ranged from $150 to $180 per month, but thanks to the new 18-panel home solar array installed last month on the […]

June 7th

An “Inconvenient Truth” about Composting

Composting is a really green thing to do, right? I’ve always thought so since my Grandfather taught me to do it in the early sixties. Large-scale composting is getting to be quite the rage. The City of San Francisco attracted a great deal of attention with it’s mandatory food scrap recycling program and lots of local […]

July 27th

High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the Clean Fleet Report on April 7, 2009. Intermodal solutions allow people to effectively navigate major cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Paris, Madrid, and Tokyo. Subway and light-rail are especially effective, but expensive to build. As cities grow, change, and morph, not every potential route […]

April 8th

Curbside Composting: A Valuable Community Service

This past spring, my family and I were able to get all the compost we needed for our vegetable garden from a local community’s compost pile at their department of public works. The compost was created from all of the leaves and yard clippings that had been collected curbside. Many communities collect leaves, clippings and […]

November 28th

How Green Is Your City? SustainLane’s 2008 Sustainable City Rankings

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 ?

September 22nd

“Energy Camp” Features Hunter Lovins, Adam Werbach, and More…

Meant to get this one published much earlier in the week… life (or, more appropriately, administrative tasks) does (do) get in the way…:P Today, at UC-San Francisco’s Conference Center, Sun Microsystems will be hosting’s “Energy Camp,” a free one-day event that focuses on bringing together environmental leaders and software developers to discuss “coding for […]