Bike Commuting: Choosing The Best Bike

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For those of you considering bike commuting, the obvious, most important first step is actually getting a bike. But where to begin? How much to spend? What kind of bike is best? Before we can answer these questions you must first consider how far is your commute, what sort of weather conditions are you likely […]

Bike Commuting — 3 Good Reasons

Biking is a great way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and stay fit.

I am an avid cyclist and have been since I first learned to ride bike at the age of five. I happen to think that the bicycle is one of the greatest inventions ever. So there it is, I’m definitely biased. But that doesn’t mean that commuting to work isn’t a good idea. Save money, […]

6 Reasons Gardening with Native Plants is Better for You and the Environment

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When we think of the typical garden, it often conjures up images of perfectly groomed and trimmed plants and flowers amid a clean bed of mulch. Many gardeners choose their plants based on what “look” they want to achieve, or other desired benefits. However, that approach does not take native species into account. There are […]

Green Tips for Cars: Slow Down, Lead Foot

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Looking for an easy way to make your commute a little more eco-friendly? If you want to green up your daily drive then slow down, lead foot. Faster isn’t always better, especially when it comes to saving gas. The national speed limit was set to 55 mph in 1974 as a way to save gas […]

Cars.com Ranks Cities With Most Interest in Hybrid Vehicles

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There are many hybrid and alternative-fuel cars on the market today, making it easier than ever for consumers to go green. Eco-consciousness and rising fuel costs have combined to drive consumer interest in these new energy-efficient models, but that interest varies regionally, according to Cars.com’s second-annual Green Cities Index.  The Cars.com Green Cities Index ranks […]

California City Unveils Four 100 mpg Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

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Building on its status as the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America, the City of Long Beach unveiled four 100 mpg Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles on Tuesday. The City used cutting-edge technology to transform four Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles into electric plug-in vehicles that boast 100 miles per gallon. “As the owner of an […]