The solar power industry is booming in the United States, though you might not know it simply by looking at the statistics. The U.S. Energy Information Administration and Ecoworld did a survey on solar power usage throughout the world by country, and found that Germany ranked number one, followed closely by Spain and Japan. (Read More)
n New York City, Trucks make up just 3.6 percent of vehicles on New York City streets, according to U.S. DOT, but are involved in 12.3 percent of pedestrian fatalities and 32 percent of bicyclist deaths. This summer, (I apologize for being so late to this story) as part of its Vision Zero drive, Mayor De Blasio signed a bill making side guards mandatory on all trucks by 2024. This is longer than it should be, being based on the average life cycle of a truck, but an important step. According to Streetsblog: (Read More)
Innovative green technologies that could increase the environmental sustainability of the automotive sector will be featured this month at the 66th International Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) taking place September 17-27 in Frankfurt, Germany. The world’s largest motor show, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, will include this year for the first time an exhibition area devoted to sustainability and mobility solutions, called “New Mobility World.” (Read More)
Even the laziest among us can use these easy green-living tips. Once a notebook is filled and class is finished, toss any pages you don’t need into the nearest recycling bin.Not only are plants a good way to give your dorm room or apartment a green glow, they also create a calming environment for students. Try nurturing a dwarf lemon tree, aloe vera, or cacti. (Read More)
Do you have a suggestion for a blog highlight? Please put down your favorite blog in the comment box below or on our Facebook page.