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Bicycling Just Got A Little Easier

Bicycling Just Got A Little Easier

Google Maps has added a new feature.

In addition to driving directions, walking directions, and public transportation directions, everyone's favorite online mapping tool now offers bicycling directions.

Stormwater, Compost and Rain Barrels

Stormwater, Compost and Rain Barrels

What does stormwater runoff have to do with home composting and rain barrels? We’ll get to that in a minute, but first we have some more basic topics to discuss.

New York City's "Group Rides"

New York City's "Group Rides"

Starting Friday, commuters in New York City will have a new transportation option. During morning rush hour (6am to 10am), along three test routes, people will be able to ride in shared, fixed-fare taxi cabs.

Quick Fix

Quick Fix

What's the fastest way to save money and cut carbon emissions?

I bet there are lots of great answers out there, but, according to an article in Wednesday's New York Times, the best answer might be the most counter-intuitive. The fastest way to save money and cut carbon emissions might be to slow down.
What Do The World's Most Romantic Cities Have In Common?

What Do The World's Most Romantic Cities Have In Common?

Venice.  Amsterdam.  Prague.  Paris.  These are some cities that are making "ten-most-romantic cities” lists.  I just looked at three such sites, and Venice, Prague and Paris were consensus picks.  Amsterdam was on two of the lists, as were Rome, Edinburgh, and New York.


What are some of the things these cities have in common?

Would You Stay In A Seascraper?

Would You Stay In A Seascraper?

Its designers call it The Gyre, and it's a big idea.

Big like 400 meters deep. Big like more than a kilometer across. Big like housing over 2000 people. Big like totally off the grid.

To Wrap Or Not To Wrap

To Wrap Or Not To Wrap

The Freakonomics Blog ran a story on Monday about produce and plastic packaging, arguing that if our priority is to reduce food waste - which, according to James McWilliams, the post's author, it should be - then we should be happy to see our apples and cucumbers wrapped in small
Cruising into the Main Stream

Cruising into the Main Stream

Speaking of driving, Eco Salon posted a list today of what it thinks are the Hottest Green Cars of 2010.

A Touch of Green at the Grammys

A Touch of Green at the Grammys

Jason Mraz won his first two Grammy Awards last night. And he looked good doing it. What appeared to be a garden variety suit and black tie was actually a serious fashion statement. The suit is part wool, part plastic water bottle blend, and the tie is made of cassette tapes.
THE GREEN KILLER SILENCES H8

THE GREEN KILLER SILENCES H8

Last week, I had the privilege of putting The Green Killer spin on the celebrity-supported gay rights campaign called NOH8. The campaign was founded by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. The photo shoot took place at their studio in North Hollywood, Calif.; they have their system down pat – the studio was set up beautifully!

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