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Brooklyn's Bamboo Bikes
by Justine Simon
DIY bikes made from sustainable materials solve problems in New York and in Africa.
The Greening of Southie
A feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it.
YES! Bikes to Work—All Month
May is national bike month. To celebrate, YES! staff members are joining one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast: the 2009 Group Health Commute Challenge. Check back all month as YES! staff members report back from their green commute.
Bike Kitchens: Building Community, Bikes
by Rob Forbes
A bike kitchen is a community-based, hands-on workshop that provides free (or almost free) help to people who need to fix their bikes. Find out more about these places that are popping up across the U.S. and Canada.
Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebe
In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.
Dream House
by Dee Williams
Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
No Foreclosures Here
by Holly Sklar
With the housing crisis nationwide driving struggling families from their homes, Boston’s creative Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative shows how communities can hold their ground.
Living Large in a Tiny House
by Carol Estes
Dee Williams doesn't need a big house to be happy. Instead she found happiness in a 84-square foot house on wheels.
Sustainability in Seattle: Green Buildings
by Richard Conlin
Seattle has one of the largest stocks of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in the country. Conlin said the city uses its power as both a regulator and an economic force to push the rest of the city and region to adopting greener building styles and methods.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel Fireside
Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.
Who Killed the Electric Car?
by Chris Paine
Find out why do the only kind of cars that we can drive run on oil. And discover a terrific alternative, a pure electric car.
Communities in Transition
by Doug Pibel
The Transition Town movement brings neighbors together to prepare their communities for a post-carbon world. And finds that "the future with less oil could be preferable."
The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars
by Sherry Boschert
Plug-in hybrids and electric cars can run on wind or solar power, and driving an all-electric vehicle cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65 percent. A cool car review from Plug In America.
Getting There Carbon Free
by Guy Dauncey
Post-carbon travel starts with walking, biking, more public transit, less commuting, more local buying.