Jon Stewart segment on CitiBike

Jon Stewart on CitiBike

The media gets it just desserts for going over the top on New York’s new bike share program (not that I’m not a great fan of it).

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Making Earth Day Last

I love Earth Day, but always feel a little deflated afterwards. Just one day of national attention to the health of our planet? Really??

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Environmental Persuasion

In the Internet age, it’s ridiculously easy to spread the word about the environment, but getting friends to take notice and act upon the information is notoriously hard.

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To Help Save Monarch Butterflies, Buy Organic

I was devastated to learn last week that the number of monarch butterflies who made it to their winter stomping grounds in Mexico plunged 59%

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Slow Food

Preserving Regional Diversity in our Foods

Many people say America has no food to call its own. While they have a point as far as a national cuisine is concerned, they overlook the country’s wealth of regional (and local) dishes and ingredients.

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Join the Small Home Movement

The size of new single-family American homes is on the rise again. Not even the recession could stop the relentless push for larger homes.

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Gratitude

A new year’s card for my fellow green travelers who make the big effort to do the little things that make the difference—

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Green Your Holidays

The joy and beauty of the holiday season often seem to come at the expense of Mother Earth. But the waste is not inevitable. There are plenty of ways to color your holidays green.

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Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Living in Lower Manhattan–near sea level and near the water’s edge–I was in the evacuation zone for Hurricanes Sandy and Irene.

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Climate Saving Measures

Tired of waiting for government to get serious about saving the climate? Make your feelings known and take action in your own life to show you’re serious too. Here are suggestions ranging from the grand to the everyday.

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