If you imagine a green city, you might not first think of Houston, Texas, but according to a green building index, over half of the commercial square footage there has an EPA Energy Star or LEED rating. In fact, Houston has ranked as high as number 3 in the US for LEED-certified commercial space. “Since Houston is the […]
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.