Green Transportation

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

Rails-to-Trails Could Give Schools and Communities Safe Routes to School

By Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Schools and cities all around the U.S. are using abandoned rail corridors to encourage foot and bike transportation in their communities.

Scott Skylar Leads the Charge for Alcohol Powered Cars

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

A former senatorial aide is promoting alcohol-powered cars by driving around Washington, DC in a vehicle he converted to alcohol fuel himself.

The Best-Loved Car in the World

By Bryan Welch 

I was gratified when, two weeks ago, Consumer Reports announced that the Chevy Volt was the best-loved car in the world among people who drive one – for the second year in a row. I have never loved a car like I love this one. And I have loved some cars.

Motorcycle vs. Car: Which is Best for Commuting?

By Rebecca Martin

As gas prices go up, more motorcycles appear on the roads. There's a strong belief among commuters that bikes are cheaper to own and operate. But which machine is really the winner in the battle of motorcycle vs. car?


Mass Transportation Ridership is on the Rise

From Grist, by Susie Cagle

Mass transportation is on the rise in the U.S. Bus systems, light rail, commuter rail and heavy rail have all seen increases in ridership.

Save Money and Go Green With an MPG App

By England Porter

Using an MPG app may help reduce your consumption of gas, and make your commute and road trips more economical and green.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Wins 2012 Eddie Award for Guide to Green Cars

By Jennifer Black

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is proud to announce we have won a prestigious publishing award for our Guide to Green Cars.

Electric Trucks Change the Way Chicago Collects Trash

Press Release

Chicago has decided to convert its entire garbage truck fleet to electric trucks from Motiv Power Systems, making it the first city in the U.S. to have a zero-emission fleet. 

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
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