This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed
by Melissa HellmannJan 02, 2017
- After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back.
How Community Land Trusts Can Fix Detroit’s Foreclosure Mess
by Abigail Savitch-LewDec 23, 2016
- Nearly 1 in 6 properties across the city faced tax foreclosure last year. Land trusts are one way to keep buildings—whether housing or businesses—permanently affordable.
Before Europe Lets Uber Run Wild, It Should Consider What It Did to US Workers
by Jamie K. McCallumOct 07, 2016
- An unregulated Uber has helped to create an economy where part-time, low-wage, on-demand work is the new norm. Should Europe really follow suit?
Even in the Most Bike-Friendly States, Women Are Left Behind
by Barbara ClabotsSep 30, 2016
- Local transportation planning could be missing the mark for women cyclists. Here are 6 ways to change that (for everyone).
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia JeffriesAug 20, 2016
- While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
The Best Reason to Ride a Bike
by Peter KalmusJul 25, 2016
- The film “Bikes vs Cars” tells us that bicycling for transportation can reduce our emissions. But more importantly, bicycling can change our mindset.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartneyJul 13, 2016
- The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl
by Erin SagenApr 25, 2016
- The future for suburbanites, who now have twice the carbon footprint of city dwellers, seems to be pointing backward to pre-automobile, train-based living.
Jobs After Oil: The Path to a Cleaner, More Equal Future
by Yessenia FunesMar 15, 2016
- A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy.
Real Life Hacks to Cut Your Carbon Footprint (Plus: A Personal Emissions Calculator)
by Peter KalmusMar 14, 2016
- After estimating how his daily actions contributed to global warming, this climate scientist found a better way to live. How does your carbon footprint stack up? Measure your impact with our emissions calculator.
The End of Night: Why We Need Darkness In the Age of Artificial Light
by Emmett FitzGeraldFeb 25, 2016
- Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
Infographic: The Surprising Ways You Consume Oil Every Day
by Peter KalmusFeb 24, 2016
- Less than half the oil we consume is used for gasoline. Petroleum also goes into a bunch of everyday products. Some useful, and many we could live without.
Why Massive Snowstorms and Stranded Cars Make Us So Happy
by Colin BeavanFeb 12, 2016
- With cars stuck under mounds of snow, city streets become safe public spaces for people. So why wait for a blizzard?
How Far Can We Get Without Flying?
by Peter KalmusFeb 11, 2016
- When a climate scientist decided to stop flying to cut his carbon emissions, he caught a glimpse of the post-oil future.
Rebuilding Trust After Flint: What About the Water In Your City?
by Daniel MossFeb 11, 2016
- Despite decaying infrastructure and budget pressures, city water utilities have mostly delivered on their promise of healthy water.