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Electric Vehicles and Their Importance in the 21st Century

It’s fair to say climate change is the defining problem of the 21st century (so far, at least). CO2, while not the most dangerous greenhouse gas, is the one we produce in quantity—and with transportation responsible for 28% of CO2 emissions in the US, it’s also one we can significantly reduce by transitioning to electric […]

Installation of the First Hybrid Solar/Micro-Hydro Grid Project in the Philippines is Complete

History has been made. The installation of the first hybrid solar/micro-hydro grid project in the Philippines is now complete! After much work, Helios Altas and its partners in the Philippines have officially set up an energy grid using the company’s proprietary Helios PowerBall™ (micro hydro generators), an array of solar panels and a bank of batteries. […]

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5 Biofriendly Driving Tips to Help with Your Summer Travel

If Memorial Day weekend was any indication, as AAA was reporting it expected nearly 42 million Americans to hit the road during the unofficial start of summer, our guess is it’s going to be a very busy travel season. While many people may take planes or trains to get to their vacation destination, you can […]

Biofriendly Tricks to Get Money-Saving Treats at the Pump

Unless you drive an electric vehicle (EV) seven days a week or use public transportation 100% of the time, the thought has probably crossed your mind as to what you can do to save money at the gas pump. I mean who doesn’t want to pay less for gas? Who isn’t interested in having a few extra bucks? Who wouldn’t […]

Learn How to Drive Greener in 4 Easy Steps

While going out and buying a hybrid or electric vehicle may seem to be the best way to start driving greener, it’s not necessarily the smartest, nor is it the most feasible. In some instances, it could be more harmful to the environment to trade in your car than just keep it and learn how to drive […]

6 Ways to Reduce Your Driving Emissions

Vehicle emissions are one of the primary contributors to the slew of harmful greenhouse gases responsible for bringing about our current state of climate change. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, whenever a vehicle burns one gallon of gasoline, about 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) are produced. A little more than 22 pounds of […]

15 Simple Ways to Live Green on a Budget

Some people are under the misconception that the only way to live an entirely green life is to live in a rural area (or at least live on the outskirts of the big city), drive a hybrid, buy only organic foods, install solar panels or a wind turbine, set up a large compost in your […]

Biofriendly Tips to Help You Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

The kids are out of school, summer is here and despite rising gas prices many families are planning to hit the road at some point this summer. In fact millions of people are expected to be making a trek to their favorite vacation destinations this year. Some will be traveling by plane, some by train, […]

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 […]

How Four Moms Have Shaped the Future of GM and the Malibu Eco

Most people have a certain vehicle in mind, or at least an idea of what they are looking for, before they go car shopping. In fact, many people already have the make and model picked out before they even step foot on the lot. But who is to say that particular vehicle is going to […]