green living

The bus system is making riding easier by installing solar powered GPS systems that inform riders of where their buses are at every moment.
My wife Mimi and I are building a green energy efficient home in northern Austin County, Texas. We were planning to use forms for the house walls supplied by Therma Steel, Agriboard or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) available from several sources.... Read More
Why is that, in politics, no-brainers are usually non-starters. (1) Lowering the interstate speed limit to 55 mph (and enforcing it) would save thousands of lives and I don't know how many billions of barrels of oil without sacrificing the... Read More
By conserving water that we normally would waste, such as water from our roofs following a rain storm or tap water that we waste in our homes, we could generate more energy and use the water that nature freely gives us to use in our homes.
Every fall Bob Granstrom of Buffalo Mountain Outfitters leads elk hunters into Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. Lately he’s been packing people into Rock Creek, not for hunting, but to show them why he thinks this 34,000-arcre area should be designated... Read More
The City of Oxford is working to provide more options of transportation to encourage residents to not drive their cars as much. Innovations include bike pathways that have helped make the community a "bike friendly community". The next step is for a... Read More
Since November 15th was America Recycles Day what would be more fitting than tips on recycling. Recycling is extremely important to help reduce our impact on the environment. Some key reasons to recycle are: it saves energy, it helps the environment... Read More
Imagine for a moment that you live in an apartment building, rent commercial space in a shopping center, lease office space in a building, own a house in a densely wooded area, or manage a government agency in a building that does not receive much... Read More
What’s your community doing to encourage recycling? In Bethesda, Maryland, residents can recycle their old electronics without ever getting out of their car! This program allows for useful electronic parts to be reused and keeps dangerous toxins... Read More
Planet Forward
By Molly Starke (presenter), Delaney Workman, Elizabeth Murphy, and Victoria Lamb For a graduate level course on urban sustainability at The George Washington University, our group studied ways in which Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York are... Read More

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