Eco Living

How Living Car-Free Made My Neighborhood Stronger

Jul 24th, 2019 | By Carla Blackmar

Is the key to going car-free right on your own block? Learn how Carla Blackmar inspired a neighborhood car-sharing system that is strengthening her community while reducing fossil fuel use.
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Transportation

New Anti-Idling Toolkit: Take Action in Your Community

Jul 9th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In the United States, nearly 4 million gallons of fuel is wasted every day as a result of vehicle idling. We’ve developed a new anti-idling toolkit to make it easy for anyone to take action against idling and make a positive impact on the environment. Help us make turning off the engine rather than idling as natural as wearing a seatbelt!
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Innovation

Electric Ice Cream Trucks: Two Scoops, Hold the Emissions

Jun 28th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

The sound of an ice cream truck sends kids and adults digging for change on a hot day. The trouble is that most trucks need to use a lot of fuel and spew dangerous emissions while parked to power freezers and equipment. Is there a way to get a greener frozen fix?
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Transportation

Anti-Idling Laws Gain Momentum Around the Country

Jun 17th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

When it comes to reducing harmful vehicle idling, laws and regulations are a good start, but they aren’t very effective unless they are enforced or paired with public education. Find out what cities like New York, LA, and Washington D.C. are doing to solve this problem.
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Transportation

How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets for Walking and Biking

May 28th, 2019 | By Rachel Somerstein

The future of the country’s aging interstate highway system looks bleak, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.
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Transportation

Meet America’s First Bike Mayor

May 15th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

An Amsterdam-based social enterprise is working to empower citizen “Bicycle Mayors” around the world as catalysts for transforming cities through cycling. So far, the U.S. has one, with more on the way. Meet Tiffany Mannion in Keene, N.H.
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Eco Living

Survey Results: Our Tools Inspire Sustainability Action

May 7th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

Last month, we surveyed Sustainable America followers to find out what they think about Sustainable America’s tools and how they’re using them to take action in their homes and communities. What we learned is exciting and inspiring! Read on to discover how people around the country are making sustainable changes for the better.
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Eco Living

6 Types of Gardens That Work Hard for the Environment

Apr 26th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

We all know the benefits of a back or front yard food garden. Food grown yourself is nutritious and fresh, and it lessens the need to buy food shipped from faraway places. But there are more types of gardens and landscaping approaches that have other community, ecosystem, and food system benefits. Here are a few ideas to consider.
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Eco Living

What Is Your Community Doing to Make Sustainable Change?

Apr 21st, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In 2019, we want to shine a light on the ways communities are working together to make sustainability changes happen. You’re invited to share stores from your community. Click through to find out how.
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