Share-a-Bike: Go Green

Our friends at TreeHugger ran a story this week that warms the cockles of our urban-hardened heart. Last week Washington D.C. implemented the high-tech Smart Bike program for people who have already figured out it’s cheaper and more responsible to leave the car at home. For one dollar more than a 7-day Metrorail pass, you […]

Motion-Powered Phone Charger: Go Green

We’ve all heard about solar , wind and water energy, but have you ever heard of motion creating enough electricity to charge a phone? Well, now you have — M2E (motion to energy–not very creative) Power is a company that formed last year to reach this milestone in green energy, and they’ve done it, according […]

Solar Powered Bus Shelters: Green News

Instead of wasting electricity on bus shelter ads, Miami has agreed to let a company called Fuel Miami to install 600 solar-powered bus shelters. Since advertisements aren’t going away anytime soon, powering their lights with solar energy is an excellent idea. Miami gets bus shelters for free, while Fuel Miami advertises without the cost of […]

The Poop: Recycle This

There‚Äôs been a lot of talk about the dangers of plastic and dog poop lately, but most pet owners may not realize they are contributing to an environmental situation that is more wide-spread than a power-line destroying art installation. Just leaving the dog pooh behind after your walk around the block is not acceptable, and […]

Go Green with Throwplace.com

Throwplace.com touts itself as the Internet’s landfill alternative, which is a big claim. We think they’re qualified to make it though — this free service allows you to donate your old appliances, furniture, computers, clothes, shoes, magazines and lots more. Based on the preference of the donor, the goods are divided into four categories: U.S. […]

Make a Welcoming Guest Room: Entertaining on a Budget

Making guest feel welcome is every host’s goal, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your guest room or suite. Follow these tips — which focue on all five senses — to make your guests feel like they really are on vacation. Sight Obviously, your guest room or suite should be tidy […]