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Repurpose: 11 Things To Do With Your Old Cell Phone Other Than Throwing It Away

There’s nothing quite like opening up the box containing your brand new smartphone. The smooth, reflective glass and the shiny, slim body all provide pathways to modern social constructs and connections with the digital world. Now that you have a newer model, what should you do with the phone you no longer use? Rather than […]

Fuel Economy Tips for the Holidays

Traveling for the holidays has become somewhat of a tradition for many families here in the United States and around the world. Some of our travels will only take us a few miles down the road, while others may lead us across the country. If you plan on driving at all over the holidays, you’re […]

10 Money-Saving Transportation Tips

According to reports, the average American travels in their vehicle an estimated 37 miles each and every day. That is over 13,000 miles per person, per year, which is double the amount we drove 30 odd years ago. Needless to say, such transportation habits can and are having a negative impact on the environment, the […]

It’s Easy Living Green: 12 Apps to Help

Image by Don O’Brien / Creative Commons Do you fall prey to routine habits out of convenience or do you take extra steps to embrace sustainability concepts in your daily life? It seems in recent years being busy has become the rule rather than the exception. With busy comes convenience and sometimes convenience means having […]

Fuel Economy Hits the Road

Image by Ed Kwon / Creative Commons For many people summer is the time of the year when they hit the road to do some traveling. Whether it is for a family vacation, a simple road trip, a business trip or any other reason, summer seems to be a busy time of the year for […]

Gas Prices Hit $5 a Gallon: Tips to Ease the Pain

Image by Chuck Coker / Creative Commons About a week and a half ago, I saw this article about how gas prices were headed to $4 a gallon by Memorial Day. At the time, the price of gas near my house was hovering right around $3.80. Now, less than two weeks later one gas station […]

4 Smart Ways to Lower Vehicle Emissions

Image by biofriendly Well, if you live anywhere in the Los Angeles area,you know how crowded the 405 freeway can get. Talk about an emission and congestion nightmare. Then you also probably know that this weekend the 405 freeway is being closed between the 10 and the 101. This closure is being done so they […]

10 Not So Biofriendly Motorist Mistakes

Last year the average U.S household spent close to $5,500 on automobile expenses (gasoline, repairs, parking, tolls, etc.). Some cities averaged as high as $10,000 per household. With Americans confined to their vehicles for about 5% of their time, these aren’t exactly what you’d call biofriendly expenses. Image by The Infamous Gdub It’s surprising the […]