March 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Structured weight loss program helps kids from low-income families lower BMI

Overweight and obese children in low-income households can meet or exceed the Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity when given access to a structured weig… Continue reading

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September 23, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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On National Plug-in Day, California Plugs into Economic Growth

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
New research conducted by UC Berkeley economists and the California Electric Transportation Coalition shows that fueling California’s cars and trucks with electricity instea… Continue reading

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October 13, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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The spectacular ‘green way’ to build affordable housing

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
   
Via Verde (“Green Way” in Spanish) is a new mixed-income, mixed-use development nearing completion in a once-severely disinvested area… Continue reading

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June 27, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Car costs may hinder the ability of households to save

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC   
This study, based on 2001 data from Canada, isn’t new.  But it is telling, and I suspect the only distinctions between its findings and what we migh… Continue reading

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November 10, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Gallup: nearly 4 in 10 Americans fear walking alone at night

 
As we have written here before, in order for our communities – particularly cities – to succeed as sustainable places, we need to address issues such as education and perceived safety, even though they are not traditionally regarded… Continue reading

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