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How Your Next Vehicle Could Keep the Freezer Running (Really!)

7/5/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

As one of the millions in the DC area who lost power in last weekend’s storm, I doubt I was alone in feeling a moment or two of profound thankfulness for the lithium ion battery in my smart phone. That […] Read more >

Support Energy Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

6/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and several cosponsors introduced a bill in the House that would provide considerable support for renewable energy in the 2012 Farm Bill. The Rural Energy Investment Act, which is cosponsored by 16 other members, would […] Read more >

Shamu, San Diego, CA. Credit: Patty Mooney

Injecting Social Sciences into the Climate Movement

6/11/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

What do the boomerang effect, the deficit model, and the Shamu principle have to do with helping reduce our carbon emissions? What about the foot-in-the-door effect, spillover, and the single-action bias? Turns out that these and other insights from the […] Read more >

White House Launches Youth Sustainability Challenge

5/10/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Youth Sustainability Challenge at the White House. The Challenge opened on May 2 and closes on June 1, 2012, in the lead up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on […] Read more >

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit (Flickr's Sarah Larson)

Fuel Efficiency: America’s Generational Leap

4/18/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Just wanted to pass along some quick thoughts on recent New York Times article that really missed the big picture on America’s fuel efficiency gains. You can’t look at 2012 vehicles through a 2002 lens. “Efficient” no longer just means hybrid […] Read more >

Keep pace with the pronghorn to save gas. Running at speeds close to 60mph, pronghorns are the fastest land animal in North America. (Photo donated by Helena Reynolds)

Slacker’s Guide to Saving Gas

4/14/2012 // By Anne Senft

It’s easy to save gas with these money and planet-saving tips. Read more >

If You’re in Washington DC, You’ve Got to Check Out “From Me to We”

4/10/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Book Talk and Signing for Bob Doppelt’s Newest Book NWF is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the launch of Bob Doppelt’s new book, From Me to We. Doppelt, a systems change expert, offers a simple yet compelling five-part framework […] Read more >

Want to fix pain at the pump? Go with the cars…

4/5/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

In the current crazy debate on high gas prices and what to do about them , we’d like to see politicians stand up for the things that really save families and businesses money.  The punch line is:  More oil just […] Read more >

$1.00 a gallon … when you fill up at the plug

3/12/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

Last week the new Ford Focus Electric received its official fuel economy rating from EPA…105 miles per gallon equivalent!  At 110 MPGe city and 99 MPGe highway, that makes it the most fuel efficient 5-passenger car on the road (the […] Read more >

Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

12/22/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Try these three easy eco-friendly tips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter when it seems so little is blooming. But, there are […] Read more >