Reducing eco-impact in the daily commute

I want to reduce my gas consumption and my carbon footprint. But little by little, I’m getting talked out of my bike commuting plans. Several people in the past few weeks have expressed concern over the lack of shoulder in several places on the road I’d be riding along with the speed of traffic on Read more about Reducing eco-impact in the daily commute[…]

Get a car off the road AND get a great workout? Sure!

I’ve only done one practice ride and I didn’t even make it all the way, but I think it’s still feasible enough to say it out loud: I may become a bike commuter. Mind you, my commute route is 18.14 miles long (according to Google maps), over hilly middle Tennessee terrain (according to my legs). Read more about Get a car off the road AND get a great workout? Sure![…]

Tree-friendly reads for Earth Day

We’ve just launched a promotion on Magazines.com that spotlights titles printed on recycled or sustainably harvested paper. Earth Day wasn’t originally on our seasonal marketing calendar (silly oversight) so we pulled this together on very short notice, and I’m proud of us for making the effort. http://www.magazines.com/ncom/mag/main/earth_day

Environmentalism vs. economics as personal responsibility

Reading over the thread at Music City Bloggers about mortgage foreclosures and such, I’m struck by a disparity I notice in the voices of the regulars there and in other online fora. Why does it seem that so many of the people who get most passionate when it comes to matters of personal financial responsibility Read more about Environmentalism vs. economics as personal responsibility[…]

In case you didn’t believe that Al Gore loves trees…

This is right by my boss’ boss house, where Karsten and I house-sit and dog-sit and occasionally kid-sit (we’ll be doing that again next week). We’d noticed the tree in the road and wondered what was up with it, but believe it or not, we didn’t realize Gore and Frist both live on that street. Read more about In case you didn’t believe that Al Gore loves trees…[…]