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    How to Be a More Fuel-Efficient Driver and Save Money on Gas

    How to Be a More Fuel-Efficient Driver and Save Money on Gas

    Gas prices are at record highs, with the average gallon going for $4.80 in the U.S. With the summer travel season upon us, more people are on the road, and that high gas bill is sure to sting. To save money at the pump, make sure you’re using fuel efficiently — and, in turn, reduce […]

    In Historic Case, Green Groups Sue KLM for Greenwashing

    In Historic Case, Green Groups Sue KLM for Greenwashing

    In an ad campaign launched in 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines invited airplane travelers and the rest of the aviation industry to join it in “flying responsibly.” A video advertisement released in July of that year said that customers could achieve this goal by scheduling virtual meetings when possible, taking the train instead, packing lighter […]

    UPS Tests Electric Cycles for Busy Cities

    UPS Tests Electric Cycles for Busy Cities

    UPS has said it wants to reduce its carbon footprint. On Tuesday, the company announced that it is testing small, battery-powered cycles for drivers to use in busy cities. UPS is currently testing the electric vehicles, dubbed eQuads, on the bustling streets of New York City. The eQuad is designed to be more efficient and […]

    7 Zero-Waste Air Travel Tips

    7 Zero-Waste Air Travel Tips

    Air travel is not good for the planet, but sometimes it’s the only feasible option to get to where you need to go. If you find yourself on a flight for one reason or another, it’s good to know your options for minimizing the impact of your trip. Sure, you can buy carbon offsets, but […]

    California Unveils Roadmap to No New Gas Cars by 2035

    California Unveils Roadmap to No New Gas Cars by 2035

    California has put forward a plan to phase out new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035. Regulatory agency the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a proposal Wednesday that would mandate that 35 percent of new cars sold in the state be battery or hydrogen powered by 2026. This would propel the state towards the goal of ending new sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. 

    100+ NYC Streets Will Go Car-Free for Earth Day

    100+ NYC Streets Will Go Car-Free for Earth Day

    The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found that the most important thing an individual can do to reduce their climate impact is to stop driving gas-powered cars. So it’s appropriate that New York City is celebrating Earth Day with its largest-ever Car-Free Earth Day.