Urban living offers a number of advantages, but you may not be aware of what they are and how to enjoy them. Not owning and operating a car can save you thousands per year. Of course, the amount you save will vary depending on your living situation and lifestyle choices. If you are considering going carless, you may […]
There are two main benefits of bike commuting: saving money and gaining fitness. People who don’t own cars and employ a combination of biking, walking, and the use of public transportation can save thousands of dollars each year. You might be most interested in the financial details, so let’s get to that first. A Forbes contributor wrote that […]
By Paul Mackie and Howard Jennings What does transportation in the U.S. city of the future look like? Mobility Lab gets asked this a lot because it’s clear that people have had it with the crushing traffic that dominates most of our cities, and 3 out of 4 people are frustrated by their lack of […]
Grand Rapids Brewing Company is an organic brewery and the first zero waste brewery in Michigan, thanks to the work of Autumn Sands.
Do millenials prefer urban living or the suburbs? It depends on who you ask. But one thing is clear. Living close to the city is popular with lots of people
Globally, manufacturing facilities have shifted to the places where workers will generally work for the least amount of money and under the worst conditions. Subsidized shipping alongside these weak worker protection laws combined with international free trade agreements have led to the slow degradation of good paying manufacturing jobs. Certain industries, however, are starting to […]
The city council of Melbourne Australia has closed Brothi, a popular zero waste restaurant, over a legal issue involving its food waste composter.
The sharing economy has lots of legal and insurance risks and the law may not protect you fully. Find out if your are protected before getting involved.
Slow Streets in Vancouver advocates for “complete streets” that slow the pace of travel and protect bicyclists and pedestrians from vehicles.
Food waste can be reduced by more than 50,000,000 pounds a year simply by extending the shelf life of products by 1 day says a new report from the UK.
Urban living has benefits and drawbacks for seniors contemplating retirement. Here are some things for elder citizens to consider about city life.
Kalettes are a 100% non-GMO vegetable that is a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts. Try all 3 recipes or just munch on them raw.
Zero Waste grocery stores are thriving in France because shoppers can buy better food for less money and eliminate packaging waste.
Window shades and films can cut down on drafts and heat loss, making you more comfortable and saving you money this winter.
Here are 6 suggestions to help you determine if the property you are considering is truly an energy efficient house.
You need to know how to set up your bike in order to get the most out of it and enjoy riding. Here are several tips professionals use.
Don’t throw old technology devices in the trash. Instead, recycle, repurpose, resell or donate them.
Architect Vincent Callebaut has revealed his designs for a sustainable Paris of 2050. His ideas include vertical gardens and net zero buildings.
The Bike Sense system from Jaguar uses a combination of audio, visual and sensory cues to warn a driver when a bicycle is nearby.