Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

How to Build a Cargo Bike Trailer

By Rebecca Martin

Why spend hundreds of dollars on a readymade bicycle cargo trailer when you can build one yourself? Portland Pedalworks keeps the project easy and inexpensive in this how-to video.


Walkable Neighborhoods Important for Retiring Baby Boomers

By Walk Score

Walkable neighborhoods will help keep baby boomers active and healthy after retirement.


You're Gonna Do What?: Committing to a Cross-Country Cycling Tour

By Rick Stiles

Saying ‘Yes’ to a cross country bicycling trip was easy. After I fully realized what my mouth had done, my brain had second thoughts.


Active Transportation Benefits Health: Walk to Run Errands

By Kelsey McClelland

Most Americans use vehicles to travel less than three miles, a distance that can easily be walked. Choosing active transportation over vehicles can improve your health, decrease your spending and minimize all that time you spend at stop lights.  


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Individual Vehicle-Miles Traveled Continues to Decrease

By Kelsey McClelland

People are traveling fewer miles in vehicles, suggesting more compact communities whose residents choose walking over driving.    


NREL Helps Communities Assess Electric Vehicle Readiness

Press Release

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has launched a new tool to help communities assess their readiness for plug-in electric vehicles.


Top Car Sharing Cities in America

By Walk Score

As gas prices continue to rise, so does car sharing. Walk Score lists the top 10 car share cities in North America.  


Walking to School Improves Students' Ability to Concentrate

By Rebecca Martin

A Danish study has found that concentration improves among students who bicycle or walk to school.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.

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