Walk San Francisco
The bike-ped movement is growing; meet one of the newest leaders advocating for pedestrians.
The American Heart Association aims to get people moving by organizing a National Walking Day. Follow some of these easy suggestions to participate in National Walking Day.
Join Carrotmob in the movement to help local businesses become more green.
The Bag Monster Tour kicked off in San Francisco on Aug. 12 with 70 “Bag Monsters” taking to the streets. These “Monsters” — ordinary volunteers dressed in hundreds of plastic bags — were informing Californians about the dangerously large amount of single-use plastic bags being used every year throughout the United States. Andy Keller, Bag Monster’s founder, hopes that the tour and subsequent demonstrations will lead to a national ban on plastic bags.
After a five month struggle, the San Francisco board of supervisors approved a program called GoSolarSF, making solar installations more affordable for its citizens.
Discovering the perfect lifestyle is more important than finding the perfect place to live.
Walkable neighborhoods will help keep baby boomers active and healthy after retirement.
With the lifting of the four-year Bicycle Plan injunction, we're watching the next premiere biking city unfold — at record pace — in San Francisco, California.
Landscape designer Alma Hecht turned a tiny house into a welcoming home and studio with cozy outdoor "rooms" that extend her living space.
Walking School Buses make a big impact by improving health, building community and filling in where school budgets fall short.
Walk this way, to support the revitalization of a pedestrian-friendly America.
Sangria is the perfect summertime libation for a thirsty crowd. Fresh fruits and herbs combine with wine and liqueur for a colorful, festive "punch" that packs a punch.
How to tell when meat or poultry is "off"
Sansin Corporation offers advice on green, historic home renovations.
American leaders are planning to launch a national summit recognizing the benefits of walking for health.
By analyzing park distribution in the biggest U.S. cities, studies show the long-term benefits — environmental and psychological — of having accessible parks in a city.
This Grilled Chicken Ciabbatta Sandwich turns ordinary lunch into a gourmet meal.
The author figures out a way to outsmart tree-damaging rodents.
A recipe for sourdough starter.
A TransCanada Keystone pipeline was shut down by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, due to two spills in May. Though it lasted only a day, the suspension raises bigger questions about the risks of TransCanada’s current piping of tar sands oil, as well as the company’s proposal to build an even longer pipeline, the Keystone XL.
Earthbag building has just received engineering approval. This is probably the greatest news ever for earthbag building. With engineer-approved plans, we see unlimited potential for earthbag building for homes, shops, schools, you name it.
Precision Engineering www.structure1.com has generously provided drawings and specifications for building earthbag structures in seismic areas to meet code. The documents have been combined into one 6-page PDF and are now available online.
Need to get your kids out of the house? Learn how to build your own playground and give them a convenient place for outdoor playtime.
Using only honey and water, you can make naturally fermented mead to enjoy at home.
Send your children to school on foot or by bike on Oct. 9, 2013 to celebrate National Walk to School Day.
This post informs readers on the advantages of using whey in baking. It includes a recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread.
SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) announces the availability of its most advanced HIT Power® solar module, the HIT Power 220A, offering improved efficiency and energy output -- and designed to energize integrators and installers with more power per square foot than ever before.
Advocating for biking during election season can result in the government focusing on bikeability and walkability.
Crossing flags could improve pedestrian safety and walkability in your city. Find out how to start a program in your own neighborhood.
A Danish study has found that concentration improves among students who bicycle or walk to school.
Walking to School promotes healthy living among young people.
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.
As gas prices continue to rise, so does car sharing. Walk Score lists the top 10 car share cities in North America.
When it comes to your health and well-being your bed is the most important furniture choice you will make. This article describes why and how to choose the healthiest bed options for you and your family.
This clever basement sump pump is designed to keep water out of your home during hurricanes and other severe storms.
Fermentation expert Sandor Katz (aka SandorKraut) gives a cultural and historical introduction to fermentation practices, including the nutritional benefits of homemade sauerkraut and other fermented foods.
Many media outlets are pulling no punches when it comes to global climate change as a major factor in Hurricane Sandy's catastrophic destruction.
As soon as my wife, son and I stepped off the Shepler’s Ferry, one of only three ferry services to Mackinac Island, our connection to motorized transport ceased to exist. Since 1898, cars and nearly every other form of motorized, gas-guzzling transportation are illegal on this Michigan island.
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, answers a homeowner’s question about how best to apply a smooth finish to wood furniture.
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, answers a homeowner’s question about how best to apply a smooth finish to wood furniture.
Try this Lemongrass Semifreddo Recipe and relish an Italian dessert similar to a delicious, rich frozen mousse.
Cam enjoys a magical walk through a winter wonderland while cutting and hauling firewood.
Biking and walking to work have significant health benefits, according to a new study. Pedestrians and cyclists have lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and tend not to be overweight.
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
Feeling blue? Try these simple happiness exercises including bouncing on an exercise ball and smiling while holding a pen or pencil in your mouth.
Musings on growing and eating garlic, and why you should "Never Eat Your Seed Garlic"!
The author figures out how to make matzoh balls, a comfort food from her childhood, without matzoh.
Enjoy the ultimate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with gourmet sandwich spreads from Peanut Butter & Co.
Submit your best photos of biking and walking for a chance to win a free, 10-day bike trip to Italy!
History and those who may have crossed or used your homestead before you discovered it. Treasure is where you find it.
Finca Luna Nueva's Sacred Seeds Sanctuary is a living laboratory to nurture tropical and native species through the next 10 years of climate change.
Tom Newmark won't rest until he's helped establish 10,000 seed sanctuaries--living gardens devoted to propagating and nurturing endangered plants--across the world. He came a step closer this week with the establishment of a sanctuary in India.
Celebrate all things beachy by making sand candles! Using paraffin, crayons and sand you can make a beautiful sand candle to commemorate a trip to the shore.
In part four of this five-part series, Lyn Fenwick shares journal entries from a 19th Century homesteader's journal regarding Sand Hill Plums and the memories and traditions that surround them.
Shorter length and smaller kid friendly hand loop makes it easier for children to handle their four-legged friends
Show your thanks for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders by nominating someone you know for a national Advocacy Award.
Susie Stephens' memorial now grows in the city of her tragic death.
The United States has one of the lowest rates of active transportation in the world, leading to poor cardiovascular health and other diseases.
Watching TV or sitting may take time off of your life expectancy, according to an Australian study.
World Car Free Day is an annual international event to raise awareness about alternative transportation. Every Sept. 22, cities and towns around the globe recognize the negative impacts of car pollution and encourage walking or biking as ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Technology similar to that used for tracking street use may be used to track pedestrians and keep them safe.
A shocking first hand experience with the noisy demise of an ancient carbon monoxide detector.
The author devises an inexpensive and very effective way to block cold winter winds from blowing into her kitchen via her range vents.
After years of impatient waiting, Ellen Sandbeck finally finds red LED night lights, which save energy while preserving melatonin production.
A sapling Centennial crabapple tree survives a series of mishaps and teaches new orchardists a thing or two.
Here is an easier way to blanche vegetables, such as green beans, before freezing them.
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
The Marin County Bicycle Coalition won a major victory with the opening of the Cal Park Hill Tunnel — a world class facility that makes biking the quickest commuting option.
Healthy home advocates are concerned that wireless power and gas meters, which are being installed in homes across the country, could release dangerous radiation.
Chris Kilham—founder of Medicine Hunter, TV personality and author of 14 books on natural health and plant-based medicines—speaks about three plants he's disovered that could make a profound difference in our health -- naturally.
Ian Klepetar has been living out of a tent — and building a business empire that benefits bicyclists.
Are you up to the 2 Mile Challenge? Sign up and help replace 100,000 car trips with healthy, pollution-free bicycle travel!
It is hard to believe but after more than 20 years of successful federal investment in biking and walking facilities, Congressional leaders are poised to eliminate dedicated funding for biking and walking.
Researchers have found that inhaling a bitter substance calms and dilates the airways. Can sniffing horseradish also calm and soothe the mind? Sniffing horseradish works for Ellen Sandbeck; can it work for you?
Description of garlic planting on a two-year cycle: from tiny topset bulblets, to large single bulbs, to large heads.
A very lively potato salad recipe that is always a hit at potlucks.
Musings on a few delicious, nutritious edible weeds, plus a salmon salad and purslane recipe.
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
A humble homegrown pumpkin yields delicious seeds and tasty pies. Meanwhile, a beautiful and fancy dessert squash disappoints and is thrown to the dogs. Recipes ensue.
One of the greatest needs in the world is disaster resistant housing – houses that can hold up against hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Properly designed structures can save millions of lives and millions of structures every year.
Skip the steaks if you're firing up the barbecue tonight. Marinated and grilled veggies and tofu, served up with wasabi mayo on grilled bread, is a hearty, delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday.
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.
Adult males and post-menopausal women are quite likely to suffer from health problems caused by excessively high levels of iron in the blood. Donating blood is the safest and most useful way to deal with this potential problem.
Learn about advertising-induced fear of an innocuous, food-grade substance, vinegar. Plus, get interesting information about vinegar being used for bioremediation of extremely dangerous chemicals.
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.
Concrete rubble from collapsed buildings is a huge problem in Haiti. It is blocking roads and hindering reconstruction. Instead of spending millions of dollars trucking the rubble away and disposing of it, why not use it to build affordable housing?