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  • EL Asks: What Makes a Sustainable City?

    Thu 10:00am By Steve Hanley
    A sustainable city is one you love, a city that has a sense of place. Its culture, climate, arts, businesses and people provide its vital sense of identity. The post EL Asks: What Makes a Sustainable City? appeared first on EcoLocalizer.
  • Top 25 US Cities For Bicycle Commuting

    Tue 9:00am By Steve Hanley
    Bloomberg News has assembled data from the US Census about the number of people who bike to work and where they are located. The top 25 US cities for bicycle commuting are shown in the graphic above. The top 5 on the list are: Davis – California Boulder –…
  • Germany Plans New Parks Over Iconic Autobahn

    Jan 21, 2015, 8:45 am By Steve Hanley
    Highways are great for getting people from one place to another quickly. But they are not so great for those who have to live near them. Almost without exception, major highways and turnpikes around the world- literally from LA to Beijing- are noisy, stinky…
  • Polish Farmers Foil Chevron’s Fracking Plans

    Jan 19, 2015, 9:00 am By Steve Hanley
    It’s so easy to sit back in our easy chairs and bemoan the fact that we can’t do anything to alter the course of events. Or we can follow the example of a collection of concerned Polish farmers who opposed the destruction of their local environment by…
  • Utah Wants to Talk Bike Commuting in Winter

    Jan 16, 2015, 12:30 pm By Steve Hanley
    We all know that bicycle commuting is good for your health and good for the environment. Especially in winter, when starting your car on cold mornings puts lots of exhaust fumes into the atmosphere while we wait for our engines to warm up- but people still…
  • Wind Tree Project Turns Street Art into Electric Power

    Jan 15, 2015, 8:30 am By Dawn Killough
    A new French start-up, NewWind, is making wind power beautiful!  Their new Wind Tree offers almost a hundred mini-windmills on an apparatus designed to look like a tree. Due to the light construction of the “leaves,” the Wind Tree generates power at wind…
  • Jersey City Joins New York City Bike Share Program

    Jan 15, 2015, 8:00 am By Steve Hanley
    Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop has announced that Brooklyn based Alta Bicycle Share has been awarded a contract to operate a bike share program in his city. Alta operates New York City’s 6,000 bicycle Citi Bike system and was the sole bidder for the Jersey…
  • Inside the Bicycle Commuting Gender Gap

    Jan 13, 2015, 10:00 am By Steve Hanley
    Statistically, there are twice as many bicycle commuting males as there are females, but why would there be a bicycle commuting gender gap in the first place? After all, biking is just as healthful for a woman as it is for a man. According to Oregon Public…
  • The Happy Planet Index

    Jan 12, 2015, 8:00 am By Steve Hanley
    Nic Marks, the creator of the Happy Planet Index, says his HPI shows the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their…
  • House Fire Repairs Cut Utility Bills in Half

    Jan 7, 2015, 10:00 am By Steve Hanley
    When an electrical fire struck their home in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Keith and Jan Giezentanner never expected the repairs they made afterwards would save them $1000 a year on their heating and electric bills. But with the help of Garfield Clean Energy,…
  • Living in a Tiny House With Children – Can You Do It?

    Jan 6, 2015, 9:00 am By Steve Hanley
    Do 2 adults and 2 children fit into a 207 square foot Tiny House? Yes, absolutely, say Kim and Ryan Kasl, a Minnesota couple who have two young children, 6-year-old Sully and 4-year-old Story. You have probably heard of the tiny house movement. Mimi Zeiger…
  • Sustainable Home Made With Straw Bales

    Jan 5, 2015, 7:00 am By Steve Hanley
    According to Click Green, hay bales can make an affordable, energy efficient and sustainable home. The bales have 75% more insulating power than a traditional stud wall filled with fiberglass insulation, and are non-combustible because they have little to no…
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