Did Obama double talk the State of the Union?

2011 state of the union environment and energy

The environment wasn’t the focus of the 2011 State of the Union address, but it sure wasn’t absent either…though several key words were. But does the verbiage really matter? Check out the eco-talking points on clean energy, green jobs, and alternative fuel from this year’s State of the Union.

3 reasons to reduce green house gases by carpooling

El Camino car pool

Carpooling is a great way to reduce our impact on the planet…in fact, it’s one of the best ways. Find someone going near or to the same place you are and share a ride. It should be noted, however, that carpooling shouldn’t be confused with turning your car into a pool.

Ford figures out how to green pickup trucks

Ford F-150 Raptor NAIAS 2011

Finally! An automaker has figured out a way to make pickup trucks more fuel efficient without sacrificing power or performance…and it’s about damn time. Ford’s new EcoBoost V6 truly delivers the Eco and the Boost by getting unprecedented highway gas mileage while out-powering their 5.0L V8.

Ford unveils one Crossover to rule them all

Ford Vertrek Concept

Ford is definitely one of the brightest shining stars at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this week. Today they unveiled a new Crossover SUV concept codenamed the Vertrek. I was on-site at NAIAS and Ford’s press conference this morning when they introduced this piece of automotive art to the world…and it was oh-so-impressive. […]

EV’s may soon be required to make Star Wars sounds

Pedestrian waiting to cross the street

Have you ever had a near miss with an electric vehicle because you never heard it coming? If you haven’t, you will. As EV’s rise in popularity, the problem of their silence as it pertains to pedestrians (and cyclists) will compound. Never fear, Star Wars sound effects to the rescue!

Even a blizzard can’t stop Dutch cyclists

netherlands-2010-blizzard-bikes-1

Yesterday’s blizzard in the Netherlands put a serious kink in holiday travel, public transportation, personal transportation, and any other form of plausible transportation…except cycling. Check out some cyclists p0wning the snow.

Upcycled seat belt buckle key holder

Buckle Up key holder from Yanko Design

Losing your keys suck. Everyone has a place they intend to put their keys when they come home, but I know I always seem to be hunting for where I left my keys. Maybe this clever upcycled seat belt key holder from Yanko Design can help solve this perpetual problem.