Transit Score: Cascadia Smackdown

Sightline Daily

The 2014 Canadian Transit Scores are out…and Vancouver, BC clocks in as the third most transit-friendly city in the Great White North , narrowly bested by Toronto and Montreal. Canadian Transit Scores by Walk Score (Used with permission).

Transit Score: Buses Matter

Sightline Daily

The cool kids over at Walk Score just posted their all-new 2014 Transit Score rankings with data on transit service in more than 200 cities across the US. The bad news, though, is that both Seattle and Portland saw their Transit Scores fall over the last two years.

Top 10 Cities for People without Cars. ~ Living Green Magazine

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Bicycle Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boston Chicago Green New York Portland, OR San Francisco Seattle WAYLON: Daily Newsletter Z ADMIN Green Featured Today cities commuting environment green mass transit sustainabiltiy

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Tech for Transit: Designing a Future System

The Green Changemakers

Written in collaboration with Next American City, Tech for Transit: Designing a Future System, will present conclusions from the experiences of participants in Boston and San Francisco who volunteered to park their cars for one week and find other ways to get around.

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Excerpts from an Inflexible Yogi: 3 Reasons I Love Blocks. ~ Erica Singer

Elephant Journal

And it is during these key moments of transition that I can put my entire hand on this rectangular object that offers more stability in my life than any Vitamix ever could. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boston Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Yoga asana happiness health wellness yoga practice Luckily, my block is always there for me.

Friday Photo April: Ridge Run

Wend Magazine

And our winners will win an entirely re-vamped trail running wardrobe, including a pair of men’s or women’s Saucony ProGrid Peregrine trail blazing shoes, a Saucony men’s (or women’s ) Transition Sport Top II, as well as a men’s or women’s Boston pant.

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Friday Photo April: Hoodoo Run

Wend Magazine

And our winners will win an entirely re-vamped trail running wardrobe, including a pair of men’s or women’s Saucony ProGrid Peregrine trail blazing shoes, a Saucony men’s (or women’s ) Transition Sport Top II, as well as a men’s or women’s Boston pant.

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Friday Photo April: Sunrise on the Trail

Wend Magazine

And our winners will win an entirely re-vamped trail running wardrobe, including a pair of men’s or women’s Saucony ProGrid Peregrine trail blazing shoes, a Saucony men’s (or women’s ) Transition Sport Top II, as well as a men’s or women’s Boston pant.

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April Friday Photo Contest: Trail Running

Wend Magazine

And our winners will win an entirely re-vamped trail running wardrobe, including a pair of men’s or women’s Saucony ProGrid Peregrine trail blazing shoes, a Saucony men’s (or women’s ) Transition Sport Top II, as well as a men’s or women’s Boston pant.

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Going Dutch and Danish

Green (Living) Review

These tours are 20 percent about bikes and 80 percent about how to make great places full of economic, social and cultural wealth,” said PeopleForBikes’ Zach Vanderkooy in a phone conversation from Amsterdam, where he was leading a group of officials from Atlanta, Seattle and Boston.

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JEEM: Message from the previous and the new editor

Environmental Economics

Phaneuf and will stay on as a co-editor during the transition. I managed to make it to campus today ! The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management has been the official journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) for 39 years.

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Common Sex Book for Orthodox Jews: Is it Kosher?

Green Prophet

” Ribner told The Boston Herald. His book is for people transitioning from a life where sex is off-limits to marriage where procreation is seen as a commandment from God, or mitzvah.

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RESOLVE Conference 2011 – Living Sustainably: values, policies and practices

The Green Changemakers

Proceedings included keynote speeches, plenary discussions and research presentations on: cultures of consumption; carbon soundings; transition pathways; values and practices; governance and change.

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Lost In Translation Middle East Style

Green Prophet

As America hunts for clues on the Boston Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Laurie goes on with life and looks to the follies of communication in the Middle East. . Eager to make the our transition from Dublin a happy one, the husband signed us up at a family sports club in Amman.

Why Is Massachusetts So Behind in EV adoption?

Sierra Club Compass

The consensus was that we won't get there without a significant shift from gasoline to electric driving -- in addition to a whole range of other strategies, including better public transit.

Propane Terminal Added to Refinery Proposal in Longview

Sightline Daily

Propane trains bound for Longview would be at some meaningful risk of derailment along their journey, which would transit major Northwest cities like Spokane and Vancouver, Washington. Gas Tanks by Tony Spencer used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Grasshopper, Allston, MA: review

Eco-Vegan Girl

Grasshopper is an entirely vegan Asian restaurant in Allston, MA, which is right outside of Boston. It has a great reputation but I haven't been there since I was in college. My sister and I made it our first stop on my trip home for the holidays.

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California’s Autumn Seas

10,000 Birds

Fall is the transition season, and for a while I used to be the transition guy, linking up the crazy summer seabird season on the Farallon Islands with the slightly more laid back fall landbird and shark season there. They kept coming , one of which surfaced just twenty feet from our boat before sliding underneath the tiny Boston whaler. Autumn, or fall, as Americans persist in calling it, is not a season I am experiencing at the moment.

Astonishing Facts About Wetlands

Greentumble

A more common view of wetlands is the transition zone linking land and water, where water covers the soil, if only seasonally. The US Army Corps of Engineers estimates that protecting wetlands along Boston’s Charles River will save $17 million in potential flood damage [1]. .

Wellness-Focused Makeup Artist Rebecca Casciano Gets Us Glam!

Eco Chic

The company employs and mentors women re-transitioning into the work force after taking time to raise children through its Dollars & Scents program. Summit in Boston.

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Don’t Get on the Plane: what we can Learn from Traveling within Your Own City.

Elephant Journal

In the first few months of this transition, I found myself traveling at least one weekend a month to cope with the loneliness and trauma I was experiencing. One of my favorite hobbies is traveling.

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U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Green Blog

In addition to making shared bikes readily accessible transit, Chicago plans to extend the path and trail network to within a half-mile of all residences. Paul (1,550 bikes), Hubway in the Boston area (1,100 bikes), and DecoBike Miami Beach (1,000 bikes).

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Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Mission Electric, a non-profit that has partnered with the mayoral offices of New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, is funded by a grant from the Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. Compass. « Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Dont Mix | Main.

Look for Green Labeled Restaurants

Eco Friendly Daily

Well, a Boston-based nonprofit called the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) is helping to inform consumers with regard to environmentally friendly restaurants. What if you could easily determine whether a restaurant was green?

The Ingredients for Pro-Kid Cities

Sightline Daily

Komppa took the time to answer some questions about what her travels and research in Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Washington DC, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver BC can teach the Northwest about ingredients for family-friendly cities.

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Wellness-Focused Makeup Artist Rebecca Casciano Gets Us Glam!

Eco Chic

The company employs and mentors women re-transitioning into the work force after taking time to raise children through its Dollars & Scents program. Summit in Boston.

Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

Green Blog

Residents in China’s “happiest city,” Hangzhou, can move easily from public transit onto physically separated bike tracks that have been carved out of the vast majority of roadways. The Boston metropolitan area is home to 1,100 shared bikes.

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Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

People are fond of quipping that nothing good comes out of Washington, but many of the American cities launching bike-sharing programs got turned on to the idea of bikes-as-transit by watching the nation’s capital.

10 ways the circular economy is changing the way businesses think

The Green Changemakers

Thinking counter-intuitively Clothing company Patagonia has made long-running efforts to counter over consumption and its Worn Wear California-to-Boston road show that took place earlier this year perfectly sums up this approach by building consumer knowledge about the value of fixing broken goods.

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A Q&A with Our New Chief Legal Officer

Conservancy Talk

Wisla is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law and the State University of New York at New Paltz. Wisla and I recently discussed her transition from the business sector to the nonprofit sector and how the law plays a role in conservation.

Six Parks We Can All Learn From

The Green Changemakers

Pioneer Courthouse Square (Portland, OR) The square attracts people in different seasons thanks to its integration with the transit system , sophisticated management , and diverse funding sources. Boston Public Garden (Boston, MA) Excellent attractions provide a strong identity for the city.

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How to make a city green -- without tearing it down

The Green Changemakers

Urban retrofits By Michael Fitzgerald on "The Boston Globe" As the world warms, it’s also getting more urban - more than half the world’s population now lives in and around cities. In one sense, cities have a lot going for them - good public transit, efficient power distribution, and a density that means you often don’t need cars to get around. The problem is especially acute in older cities such as Boston.

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vGirls Show that Being Vegan is Easy, Breezy - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Luckily, I was living in Boston and found plenty of options at grocery stores, restaurants, and in college dining halls.

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Conference Presentations (downloadable): Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

Broad(er) Partnerships Help Spur a Green Economy Along Boston's Fairmount Indigo Transit Corridor [CM 1.5] Putting Schools on the Map: Linking Complete Communities, Transit-Oriented Development, Families, and Schools [CM 1.5] Transforming a Region—Transit, Sustainability and Affordability [CM 1.5] HOMEConnecticut: Affordable, Energy-Efficient, Transit-Rich Housing that can Deter Sprawl Anywhere [CM 1.5]

Local Currency Supports Resilient Cities

The Green Changemakers

Empowering Cities In the face of economic hardship, local currencies are springing up in cities from Bristol to Boston and beyond.

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eConference - Planning healthy and child friendly communities

The Green Changemakers

Keynote Speakers Activities and Events that Create Child-Friendly Communities Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Charleston, SC Child- & Youth-Friendly Land Use & Transport Planning Guideline Richard Gilbert, Toronto, CANADA Designing Child-Friendly Communities Perry Bigelow, Aurora, IL Designing for Play in Nature Robin C. Moore, Raleigh, NC Developing Guidelines & Certification Program for Child-Friendly Communities Suzanne H.

No News is Bad News for Climate Attitudes — Sightline Daily.

Sightline Daily

Whats more, as Matthew Nisbet of Big Think and American University , points out, climate change doesnt fit well into "good" news stories: As Cornells Katherine McComas and Boston Universitys James Shanahan note in an oft cited paper , journalists coverage of climate change is driven by the need for dramatic storytelling and novel narratives. 17) Does Transit Really Reduce Congestion? (15) Skip to content.

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5 Ways My Son Benefits from a Carfree Life

The Green Changemakers

When I mention this fact to people who don’t live in San Francisco, New York City, or certain parts of Boston, they look at me as though I am insane. The author and his son, age one, on the N-Judah train in San Francisco.

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Less Work, More Living

The Green Changemakers

More important, they can switch to less energy-intensive but more time-consuming modes of transport (mass transit or carpool versus private auto, train versus airplane). Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College and the author of the national bestseller, The Overspent American.

The Next Decade's Top Sustainability Trends

The Green Changemakers

Copenhagen residents use bikes for 37 percent of all their transit. Look for North American burgs to continue their proliferation of bicycles-as-transit use and bike lane expansion (NYC bicycle use is up 61% in two years). Cities in North America that have maintained or are building or rebuilding strong regional food networks include Seattle, Honolulu, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. By Warren Karlenzig What trends are likely the next ten years?

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Sustainable Versus Affordable

Sightline Daily

In Boston and San Francisco, the median home price rose by 153 and 81 percent, respectively, in constant dollars between 1980 and 2000. I believe that life in compact, transit oriented communities is, in fact, both more affordable and more sustainable than the alternatives, but we’re not quite there yet, at least in terms of our analysis of affordability. 17) Does Transit Really Reduce Congestion? (15) Skip to content.

What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

In California's populous San Mateo Peninsula, a string of diverse communities south of San Francisco, we guided a collaborative effort between transit authorities and economic development agencies to create active, walkable downtowns.

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The Future of Markets

The Green Changemakers

But making the transition to new ownership can pose problems. "If Making markets a year-round attraction Many cities--including New York, Chicago, and Boston--are looking to launch new, year-round market halls.

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