Saturday Green Links – 3/23
March Green Links? Anyway, these are very transportation-focused again, because there’s been a lot of talk in Massachusetts about that lately.
- It’s Not Your Imagination, People Driving To Work Are Miserable – Boston Biker. Yes, people walking and biking to work are happier. And this in January and February, too.
- How Massachusetts Commutes to Work – Boston Magazine. In my neighborhood, only 20-40% of people commute by car, 20-30% take public transit, 22.5-30% walk, and 5-10% work from home.
- Bicycle parking changes in the works for Cambridge – Wicked Local Cambridge. Cambridge is changing its bicycle parking zoning for the first time in 32 years.
- Baby, you can drive my car: How car sharing teaches us to be good neighbors – Grist. I actually like meeting the people who rent my car.
- Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel – New York Times. “May be”? It almost definitely is.
- New Reasons to Change Light Bulbs – New York Times. The best LED bulb reviewed here is just $10.
- Styrofoam manufacturer sends letter to Somerville, objecting to proposed ban – Boston Globe. Somerville is seriously considering banning styrofoam.
- Boston makes list of top energy-efficient cities – Boston Globe. We’re #10! We’re #10!
- More Losers Than Winners in America’s New Economic Geography – Atlantic Cities. Talent clustering—such as in Washington, Boston, San Jose, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco, where at least 50% of residents have college degrees—has been increasing the divide between the haves and have nots.
- These Scary Maps Explain What Sea Level Rise Will Mean in Boston – Atlantic Cities. Ouch.
- America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead – Mother Jones. “Gasoline lead may explain as much as 90 percent of the rise and fall of violent crime over the past half century.”
- It’s OK To Eat Quinoa – Slate. This is for you, Sharon. Because you’re just as much of a worry-wart as I am.
- Cats Are Evil – Slate. This is true for so many reasons, but specifically because they kill birds. Keep your cats inside, people.
That’s all for now. If you come across anything interesting (this month), send it my way.