December 12, 2011
by Amanda Eaken

Has the sun set on suburban sprawl in California?

Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
A new study issued today by the Urban Land Institute confirms what many of us living in California already know–sprawl has had its heyday, and more and more peo… Continue reading

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October 24, 2011
by Kaid Benfield

Two wheels good for the planet: Climate Ride

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
On a crisp and sunny fall day yesterday, I proudly wore my new NRDC cycling jersey for the first time.  I rode one of my favorite courses, from my hous… Continue reading

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October 19, 2011
by Reduce

America’s Waste in Numbers: Then and Now

Graphics by Amanda Wills Curbside recycling now serves about half of the U.S. population, but that wasn’t the case in 1970 when very few cities offered these programs. In order to recycle, most residents had to transport recyclables to drop-off centers, which severely limited participation. The U.S. recycling rate in 1970 was 6.6 percent, compared to [...] Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
by Recycling

Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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