TAG: Public transport

Town Planning and Transport Efficiency

Public Transport benefits

In many developed countries public transport is so efficient that many people use it to get to and from work. Besides the economic benefits of using public transport, this choice of daily travel could potentially reduce carbon emissions. In Swaziland the use of public transport to travel to work has not taken root due to the inefficiency of our public transport system. Town planning and transport efficiency in our cities is increasingly becoming important. The way in which our towns are developed will now have to take into account the environmental implications of travel within the city, and also to… read more

Try New Transport Options

Transport options

Fuel prices continue to soar and along with the cost of insurance and maintenance, many people are finding driving a car more of a hassle than a pastime. Riding a bike will certainly save money on gas and give you a great cardiovascular workout while doing so. Choose your bike wisely. Do you live in the flatlands? A leisure or cruise bike is good for flat surfaces and provides a smooth journey. If you live in the rigid backsides of the country or in a city with many hills, you may want to pursue mountain bikes. Invest in a security lock… read more

Tips for a Greener Office

Greening Your Office

To begin, no green renovations, big or small, will make an environmental dent if the company who employs them manufactures unsustainable products or services. However, any personal change among employees, let alone the habits of an entire office are certainly worth the effort. Though it would help if the office wasn’t situated in the headquarters of an oil company. That said, there are numerous, often simply over-looked, altercations that will improve the productivity and efficiency of an office. On a personal level you can begin by using refillable pens. Over 5 billion pens are bought and tossed out by Americans… read more

E-Trikes To Replace Trikes And Bikes in Philippines

e-trikes

In the Philippines, there are currently 3.5 million trikes and motorcycles operating throughout the country, most of which are running on combustion engines. By no accident, there has long been a correlation between the carbon emissions released from these vehicles and the country’s suffering air quality. The Philippines are certainly not the only country to struggle with pollution from vehicles. Worldwide, the transportation sector is responsible for 30 percent of all air pollution. Without a change in transport systems, future pollution rates look rather grim, as global carbon emissions from transportation are expected to increase 200 percent by 2030. To… read more

The Green Way to Get Around Town

Get Out of your Car

Gas prices are getting higher, roads are more crowded, and we continue to pollute. So, how do we change these things you ask?  It’s simple; drive less and ride more. There are many benefits of using public transportation.  Public transportation is safe for all ages and the public transportation system operates efficiently. Public transportation is safer than personal vehicles, more affordable, convenient and good for the environment.  Being convenient and good for the environment makes this form of transportation a smarter choice. Public transportation offers many advantages that will lead to a better quality of life.  It reduces the number… read more

Think Before You Pack

Think Before you Pack

Travel enriches our lives, broadens our minds, and enlightens us to the reality of other nations. By exposing the customs of one nation to an other, travel introduces the likelihood for change. This can lead to the improved welfare of humans, gender equality, the implementation of environmentally sound practices, and the protection and conservation of animals and other wildlife. One of the largest factors in influencing such change is how we travel. If done right, strong foreign bonds can be made. Before you travel, make sure you prepare and pack appropriately. Suitcases don’t need to be stuffed with shoes and gadgets, just filled to a comfortable amount with… read more

Top Eco Ways to Shop

Shopping economically

Thrift/Discount Stores For many people thrift stores and discount stores are a way to get creative and have fun while you shop.  These types of stores allow for you to buy what you need without breaking the bank.  There is a lot more than just clothes, making the experience worthwhile. Plan Ahead By making a detailed list of the food items that you need before leaving for the store, the quicker you will be in and out of the store without impulsive buying. Also, remember to shop the perimeter of the store.  Most stores are organized with packaged food in… read more

Green Efforts: St. Louis

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In the previous “Green Efforts: Intro” article, we let off at Greensburg, Kansas. We now pick up a couple ball tosses over to St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is a city varied by culture and historical influence. Its lush fabric contains rich architectual heritage merged with a progressive downtown that illustrates the skyline. The city is punctuated by the Gateway Arch, which can be seen as an exclamation of the city’s revival. Despite its size, St. Louis has a low cost of living and in addition offers many free activities and attractions that can educate visitors just as well as they can entertain them. These are… read more

15 New Year’s Resolutions

2013 New Years Resolutions

We are just hours away from the new year so it’s time to make promises about how we’ll better ourselves in the year ahead. Some resolutions are small and others are a lifelong challenge. More New Year’s resolutions are broken than kept every year, especially if they are not whole hearted decisions. Going green is a great way to start off the new year. Choose a few specific ways to green your life in 2013. Below are 15 suggestions to get you started. 1. Stop using paper and plastic bags all together. Start carrying at least one reusable bag with… read more

Eco Conscious Travel

Alternative travel to flying

Air travel is one of the most common choices of travel across the world, especially when it comes to linking continents. Yet the aviation industry is one of the worst carbon polluters in the world.  http://www.atag.org/facts-and-figures.html So what other ways can you travel the world, whilst also being eco conscious? When it comes to intercontinental travel, the choice is an easy one. Instead of paying for budget airlines to fly you short distances, how about considering traditional land travel to lower your carbon emissions? There are great options to choose from train and bus travel to car-sharing and it is also a great… read more