Alternative Fuel and Transportation

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Sustainable Living in Honolulu: Public Transit, Biking, Renewables, Recycling, Compost, and Local Food

Sustainability is just about the biggest buzzword since synergy or gluten. It’s popping out of more and more mouths (and blogs) because more and more of us are beginning to realize that critical aspects of our daily lives – transportation, food, waste, power production, water management – have become complex systems that aren’t always designed […]

April 3rd

Electric Vehicles See Very Strong Sales

Plug in Electric Vehicle (PEVs) in their first 2½ years on the market have seen about double the sales of hybrid electric vehicles 2½ years after they made their debut in 2000, according to a new report. An Electrification Coalition and Price Waterhouse Coopers study, “State of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle,” finds that PEVs — including Tesla’s […]

August 13th

Tips for staying cool & having fun in a heat wave

I’m not sure what the temperature is where you are, but here in New Jersey we are experiencing a string of seriously steamy days that makes going out the door feel more like walking into a sauna. Everyone seems a little cranky and we are all getting weary from talk of the weather and idiotic posts on Facebook about popped corn and God cooking NJ (yes, I am guilty of sharing both of these, because they made me LOL at a weak moment and I just couldn’t help myself).

July 23rd

Toyota Prius Plugin MPG Challenge for Charity

I’m thrilled to be participating in Toyota’s Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge. For the next 30 days, I’ll be driving a Prius plugin hybrid to win money for Eleventh Hour Rescue. I’ve got some serious competition with my green colleagues – Earth Day New York, Inhabitat, EcoKaren, Green Living Guy (aka Green Dude Seth Leitman), Green-4-U, and New York Green Advocate.

July 15th

Toyota Prius Rises Above 3 Million Sales

The Toyota Prius has been around for a long time — well, since 1997. When Toyota introduced the Prius it became the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle. Since its inception in 1997, Toyota has created several generations of the hybrid — while improving on its technology, reducing its cost, and improving on the EPA-estimated ratings for […]

July 15th