April 29, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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The case for building on a city’s historic assets

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
It’s ridiculously easy to think about the benefits of historic preservation in immensely walkable Providence, Rhode Island.  I’m not sure I’… Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
by David Taylor, Contributing Author
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What You Need To Know About Green Mortgage

Making environmentally friendly choices is more than recycling or turning the lights off. Every decision can actually have a positive impact on the world. What many people don’t know is that applying for home loans can lower greenhouse emissions. Thus,… Continue reading

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January 24, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Sierra Club’s Board of Directors Endorses Act of Peaceful Civil Disobedience

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, explains why the non-profit will add civil disobedience to its roster of tactics in an effort to curtail the “global crisis unfolding before our eyes.” Continue reading

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January 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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A Tribute to a Friend and a Hero, Rebecca Tarbotton of RAN

As executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, Becky Tarbotton, who died last month, was whip-smart activist tireless advocate of the environment. Continue reading

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April 13, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Data summaries show walkable communities are good for our health, and for business, too

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
About a year ago, NRDC’s executive director, Peter Lehner, asked me what one word, if I had to choose, would most closely describe a smart, sustainable commu… Continue reading

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April 29, 2011
by Rich Kassel
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Congratulations to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign!

Rich Kassel, Senior Attorney and Director, Clean Fuels and Vehicles Project, New York City EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck has just awarded the Tri-State Transportation Campaign with its Environmental Quality Award, its highest honor. &nbsp… Continue reading

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March 14, 2011
by Reduce
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Running Out of Resin

Economics may not be the most interesting (or understandable) subject for some. But the concept of “supply and demand” is one that anyone can understand, even at a base level. Like all commerce, supply and demand is a vital idea in the business of recycling. But when it pertains to plastic bottles, there is an [...] Continue reading

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November 22, 2010
by Reduce
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Cities Weigh in on the Cost of Contamination

Each year millions of Americans recycle, and each year cities spend millions of dollars removing items that shouldn’t be in the recycling stream. Last week Phoenix launched the Recycle Clean Phoenix campaign to educate residents about what can and cannot be recycled. The city spends more than $1 million annually cleaning out contaminates in the [...] Continue reading

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