Five Cities for the Environment (and the People)

  Image from GoodPlanet.info I was reading a blog the other day on Mother Nature Network about the Top 10 Cleantech Countries and it got me thinking, what about some of the top cities?  What cities are considered being the best when it comes to being good for the environment and good for the people in them?    […]

What Can I Do About Climate Change?

  Image by biofriendly  When it comes to lowering your carbon footprint and doing something about climate change there are many actions each of us can take.  Now, you may ask yourself, “I’m just one person, what can I really do?”.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s going to be people just like you and me who are going to be […]

Gasoline Tricks and Treats

  Image by ^riza^  Now that we are going to be heading into the holidays, I figured I’d give you a few tricks and treats you can use to make the most out of your vehicle’s gasoline consumption.  These tips can be used anytime actually whether gasoline prices are up or down or whether you are driving […]

Carbon Dioxide and International Climate Action Day

  Image by Chewonki Semester School  Global climate change is something that concerns everyone.  Scientists and climate experts alike have said that our planet already has more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere should safely contain and that we need to get carbon dioxide levels down from almost 390 parts per million to 350 ppm.  And […]

Hydrocarbons Polluting the Air We Breathe

  Image by biofriendly  Even with the large volume of hybrids and electric vehicles being driven around the U.S. every day, there are still millions and millions of  hydrocarbon-based gasoline and diesel vehicles adding to our poor air quality.  For example, these types of vehicles are reportedly responsible for about 60% of the air pollution in most major cities. What causes these […]

Want to Save Gasoline? Have Your Kid Become a Freiker!

  Image from Freiker.org  Now that most schools are back in session (or will be next week), parents are having to deal with dropping their kids off at school before they head to work.  Not only does this add more time to your morning routine, but you end up using more gasoline and often add frustration to the start of your day, etc.  […]

Fire and Its Affect on the Environment

  Image by Kevin Tiqui  Brave firefighters are continuing to work hard protecting lives and homes from the fires that rage through many parts of Southern California.  And while they are doing an amazing job, the volume and intensity of the fires alone makes us wonder what immediate and long-term impact these fires will have on the environment? So, let’s take a look: Loss of […]

Emissions update on America’s Port

  Image from PortofLosAngeles.org America’s Port, aka the Port of Los Angeles, is making headway on its quest to significantly lower emissions and improve air quality.  This is even despite it being one of the largest U.S. Harbors, handling more cargo and international shipments in just a few weeks than most North American harbors do in a whole year.  Last year I […]

The Switchblade: Taking Green Travel to New Heights

Image courtesy of Samson Motorworks  Earlier this year I wrote about Samson Motorworks and their SkyBike™.  It looks like they have now come out with something even better – The Switchblade™!  And let me tell you, not only does the name make it sound cool, but the bike is top of the line.  It drives, […]

Green Technology: Getting The Word Out

  Image by SanyamStudios Anything having to do with “going green” or green/clean technology is definitely a hot subject these days. Companies taking steps towards improving the environment, lessening their carbon footprint and promoting sustainable/eco-friendly living are what everyone wants to see and hear. It is so big in fact, that per the UN, it […]