When test driving a Tesla a few weeks ago, I was able to try out several different driving settings during my test drive. One of the settings that I tested out was called Chill Mode. What is Tesla's chill mode, exactly? Well, if you've driven or ridden in a Tesla, you're … [Read more...] about What is Tesla chill mode?
The Trash Problem The EPA reports that in 2012 Americans disposed of about 251 million tons of solid waste; that's almost 4.5 pounds per person per day. A little more than a third of this waste was recycled or composted, leaving 164 million tons to go to landfills and … [Read more...] about Zero Waste in Real Life: Including Zero Waste Pioneers You Won’t Believe
Garden Recycling: Using Household Wastes to Build Soil and Repel Pests One of the satisfactions of gardening is the ability to work sustainably and close loops. Instead of just buying inputs and discarding wastes, gardeners can reuse discarded materials, reducing both cost and … [Read more...] about 5 Household Wastes You Should Be Recycling in the Garden
Learning: Gardening and Environmental Education 1. Pay attention to your land. 2. Learn your average frost-free dates. Notice how they vary year to year. 3. Notice where water collects and where the soil dries fast. 4. Notice where wild plants grow most abundantly. 5. Read … [Read more...] about 101 Sustainable Gardening Tips: Useful Tips to Start Today
As the U.S. government continues to promote cleaner vehicles and offer subsidies for both personal and public charging stations as well as for environmentally friendly cars themselves, we expect the number of EVs and their market availability to increase. New additions to … [Read more...] about 2014 Electric Cars in the USA: Here’s the new lineup