The Cost of Going Green

With all the Earth Day events this past week, the topic of making green choices is all over the news. The benefits of going green are numerous, but can you afford it and are you willing to make the choices so necessary to literally save our planet and save ourselves? ...more

Kitchen Trash Becomes Cheap Source of Fuel for Cars

Trash Did you know the answer to reducing petroleum dependency and producing environmentally efficient fuel may be right in your kitchen trash? Household garbage, old tires, and even plant stalk all contain carbon which can be turned into fuel for our cars and trucks. And all of this can be done cheaply and efficiently. Building upon General Motor’s 25 years of biofuel research and energy alternatives for automobiles, the automaker announced their partnership with Coskata at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. ...more

Did you note this would cut fuel costs by at least 50%? woo hoo!

Jody ...more

A Car Girls Arabian Romance with Camels and Cars in Dubai

While visiting Dubai this week to cover the Dubai Motor Show, I got an invitation to take a Chevy Tahoe four-wheel drive deep into the desert for a half-hour camel ride across the spectacular red dunes of Margham in the Arabian Desert about 40 miles outside of Dubai. ...more

Swap 'Til You Drop On Swaptree.com!

How many times have you heard, “Mom, I am bored of this game? Buy me a new one!” Perhaps, you’ve just bought another book (again), finished it, put it on the shelf to never open it again. You are tired of spending money on games, books, or CDs that you or your family gets bored of so quickly. Unfortunately, this is the age of instant gratification. So how do you spend less, and enjoy more? ...more

My Dichotomy: Automobiles, Al Gore and the Environment

Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize--an honor he'll split with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Al Gore, whose dedication to environmental issues had earned him the nickname “Ozone Man” — “Ozone,” for short from President George H.W. Bush during the 1992 presidential campaign, is the controversial and committed icon to reduce carbon emissions. ...more

Sorry, Detroit (and the rest of you) , that's not good enough. No, scratch that, I'm NOT sorry. ...more

Parking Meters Kick Out Cars to Go Green

Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. ...more

What an awesome idea!

Helenemore

GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. ...more