Week of September 8 – 14
- Microsoft has launched a private bus service for their employees as a way to reduce the number of individual drivers – great move, shouldn’t Seattle anticipate the need rather than relying on private companies to do this?
- Here’s a pretty extensive list of things you can recycle or reuse that you might not have known about (via Treehugger)
- The Waldorf School has built their new school building out of the pieces of their old building, making it the first school in San Francisco to earn a LEED Gold rating
- A man in Pennsylvania has released generated energy from salt water by exposing it to a homemade radio frequency generator that ended up releasing hydrogen from the molecules and “burning”
- A farm grows in Brooklyn – read about one man’s journey to grow a working farm in his urban backyard
- Google.org announces $10 million in grant money available for investment in plug-in hybrid and electric car research – think you have an idea?
- New York City Deptual Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz discusses things NYC can do to reduce traffic, many applicable to cities all over the country
- Urban Watersheds Perspectives has a great discussion of why a border control fence by the Rio Grande is not ideal from an economic or environmental perspective
- The Carbon Footprint Consumer Products Summit was held this past week in Chicago, where business traded successes and frustrations about reducing their carbon footprint (via I’m Seeing Green)
- DC will probably enact legislation next week that requires residential and commercial buildings over a certain size to provide bike parking – will your city be next? (via Streetsblog)
photo from Traveljournals.net