Nature lovers and urbanist types should be a natural alliance for the simple reason that people living in walk/bike/transit-friendly neighborhoods aren't sprawling out into forests, wetlands, or farmlands. Props to the Sierra Club for educating its members on this.
Maybe it's more inspiring to look at glitzy new green developments like UniverCity or Vancouver's Olympic Village, but these new energy codes improve every new home by 30 percent, not just the ambitious projects.
An aging public housing project faces the same challenge as a ritzy New Urbanist neighborhood -- it's been sliced off from the surrounding grid. Here's how to fix it.
It's tough to make compelling drama out of a happy-green-prosperous future -- even if that's where we want to live.
The forms of 21st-century living pioneered here aren't just about fixing the U.S., they're about providing models that other countries can emulate.
Hoboken, N.J., launched a "Twenty is Plenty" campaign to ask drivers to voluntarily slow down to 20 mph where the limit is 25.
Ben Lowe (D) is a 25-year-old first-time candidate getting whomped in a suburban Chicago congressional race. He's also an intriguing candidate, coming from an evangelical bastion and running on clean energy, compassionate immigration reform, "restraint in military spending," and scrubbing corporate money from politics.
Biodiversity doesn't get as much attention as it should now that climate change has become preeminent among environmental quandaries. But it's important!
Gov. Strickland has come out hard against his Republican opponent for talking about repealing the state's clean energy standard. On transit, too, Strickland positions himself as the forward-looking candidate.