5 Best Transportation Ideas for Car Free Day
The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the transportation sector represents an estimated 27% of all GHG emissions in the United States. Fortunately, there are actions each of us can take to help lower the amount of vehicle-related emissions […]
When it comes to the least amount of emissions in modes of transportation, trains almost always come out on top. This week Noel and Jacob look to a green future world where hyper-speed trains can take us across the country without lighting a single couch on fire.
10 Inventive Ways to Use Solar Power
Image by Markus Ram / Creative Commons Solar power is one of the best alternative energy options available today. Unlike wind or tidal energy where you are, in part, dependent on nature cooperating with your energy-collection efforts, there is very little that can hinder your ability to harness the power of the sun day-in and […]
Little Bits of Green in Everything We Do
Recently my kids and I were lucky enough to be able to join my husband on his business trip to Reno, Nevada. Now when you think about Reno, Nevada you don’t necessarily automatically think “green” or “biofriendly”, but guess what? There are little bits of green in everything we do. To start, the car his […]
Which Generation is More Eco-Minded: Ours or Our Grandparents?
Image by dorena-wm Over the last few years people seem to be getting more and more eco-minded. Whether it be through their work, home or personal lives, people seem to have gained an awareness on what is and isn’t eco-friendly. Whether or not they do anything with that awareness is a different story, of course. […]
Biofriendly Transportation: National Bike to Work Month
You may not be aware of it, but May is National Bike Month. That’s right…all you avid bicyclists, closet weekend riders and newbies alike can pull out your bicycles and proudly ride to work for National Bike Month. Of course every month is a good month to ride your bike because bike riding is one […]
Going Green: Riding the Rails on National Train Day 2010
Image by jpmueller99 All aboard! Just in case you hadn’t heard, the 3rd annual National Train Day takes place this Saturday, May 8th. Celebration events will take place from coast to coast across the U.S. with the official kick-off event being held at New York’s Penn Station on Friday, May 7th from noon to 2pm […]