For every story that the dirty energy industry or government officials use to reassure the public that drilling, transporting and refining dirty energy is safe there is a story of a spill, this time in Illinois.
Check out this pathetic article on the cost difference between driving and biking to work in Londonbased on this “Cycle to Work Calculator.” First, the calculator compares costs based on just adding a bike to your life. What about people that already have a bike, or replace one of their family cars with some bikes. But, the calculator does show extra calories burned, and as a person that bikes to work I know the true value of having a daily workout ingrained in my work routine.
A study of water use on the US west coast shows that while we are using less water per person over the last 20 years, we are still using more water in general. But, remember that most resources are used up in industrial processes. The companies from which you buy products impact your resource footprint more than just using less water at home. And remember, don’t buy paper products from Georgia Pacific if you care about our environment.