Dreaming Of A Green Honeymoon? A Newlywed’s Fun Tips For Having An Eco-Friendly Honeymoon

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When Mark and I were planning our September 2012 nuptials, we made every decision with the question of “how much unnecessary waste will this produce?” looming in the back of our minds.The result?We had our wedding invitations designed like postcards to cut back on paper, featured caterers that used locally grown ingredients and decorated with potted plants instead of cut flowers.So when it came time to plan our honeymoon, it only made sense that we would want our romantic trip to be … [Read more...]

Nature in a Rail Car…Literally

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As part of this month’s Art on Track festival in Chicago, some greenies with an artistic twinge (or artists with a green twinge) turned the inside of a rail car into a nature wonderland.The rail car “circled Chicago’s elevated downtown loop for 5 hours with several additional cars decorated with numerous other art installations,” This Is Colossal writes.Art on Track was apparently the “world’s largest mobile art exhibition” and I imagine this is the biggest such “nature on a train” … [Read more...]

7 Last-Minute Green Gifts

OK, if you didn’t get anything on our Green Gifts for Guys list or our Green Gifts for Girls list and you put off buying a Christmas gift for someone (or more than one person) altogether up until now, here are 7 green gift ideas that you can create or purchase to save your ass. … [Read more...]

Why The U.S. Desperately Needs a Vast High Speed Rail System

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High-speed rail is one of the greenest ways to travel.It uses 1/3 the energy flying uses (per passenger) and 1/5 the energy driving uses (per passenger). It is also super cool, in my humble opinion.High-speed rail (HSR) is moving forward all across the world, but at different... speeds.I just recently received and ran across a couple of new videos on HSR in California and China and thought it would be fun to show both of these here.  … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Public Transit Is Cool

Getting around by means of public transit gets a negative rap in the U.S. But I think there are a lot of cool things about public transit that could get more people into it.Here's a list of 7 cool things that come to the top of my mind... … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Vacation Tips: 7 Easy Ways To Live Green When You’re Away On Vacation

It's an interesting fact that most of us who take steps towards living green by recycling, using products that are less harmful to the environment, and whatever else we can do to keep our world healthy, don't live this lifestyle while on vacation.Why do many of us completely forget about the environment while on vacation?We leave the lights on in our rooms when we're not there, we rent a car that guzzles gas and spews toxins into the air, and many other things without even thinking about … [Read more...]

And for My Next Trick…Magnetic Levitation

My how we've come full circle.Once upon a time, as in this 1950's picture from John Cleary, automobiles were actually one of the most environmentally friendly ways to get around.  One of my very close real life and StumbleUpon friends, HeyRick, sent me the above picture earlier the week with this caption: … [Read more...]

Global Warming: 25 Things You Can Do To Help Right Now!

If you're anything like me, when you hear something in the news about global warming, going green, and saving the environment, you always come back to this: "Gosh, they're right. What should I be doing to help?" Even if it's just one small thing -- one simple way to make an ever-so-slight difference -- what would that be?Here are 25 things you can do...  … [Read more...]