Why I Walk: A Pedestrian Manifesto

Traffic Signal “Walk”, New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pedestrian, the word evokes mundane thoughts. No surprise, as one of its two main meanings is “dull.” The other meaning is a person walking along a road or in a developed area, hardly inspiring either. This is partly because contemporary society views walking as a tedious task, something which we try to cut out of every day life with gadgets and infrastructure such as escalators or moving sidewalks. Most people prefer to take public transit, drive their cars, or ride their bikes (all faster modes of transportation). This is especially …read more

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Curb Your Oil Use

We all know the serious environmental effect of our use of oil but how to we start weaning ourselves off our petroleum addiction? The New Year gives you a chance to make a resolution (or five) to start creating an oil free life and become part of the solution:

1. Go local: Planes, trains, automobiles, and all transportation accounts for 70% of our oil use. This year make a commitment to support your local community. In any town you will find riches like soap, furniture, clothes, candles, toys, dishware that have been made by your neighbors and are often made …read more