Earth Day

Transportation Nation

Three Fast Facts on the Carbon Benefits of Transit

Monday, April 22, 2013


Among the Earth Day offerings for those looking to show support for Mother Earth there was: recycling old batteries in a three story tall recycling bin, or browsing guilt-assuaging consumer products made from pulped magazine paper, bamboo shoots or raw moral righteousness. There's also the more mundane act of riding transit.

Here are some stats that crossed the Transportation Nation email inbox this earth day. 

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Operation: Clean Up, 1952

Friday, April 22, 2011

In 1952, the New York Department of Public Works opened up the Owl's Head Pollution Control Plant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, one of three new plants designed to combat the massive pollution running in and around the city's public shores. But as this dramatization points out residents were conflicted about the impact the plant would have on their communities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

PlaNYC 2.0

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Takeaway

Consumers Won't Pay Green for a Green Clean

Friday, April 22, 2011

Two years ago, big cleaning product companies like Clorox (greenWorks) and Arm&Hammer (Arm&Hammer Essentials) introduced new ecologically-sound lines to their repertoire, on the heels of high sales by niche market competitors like Seventh Generation and Ecover. But although sales soared initially, the companies have taken a hit in the past year. A number of them are reducing their green product lines or dropping them altogether. Are consumers more concerned with their pocket books than with the planet? Or was "greenwashing" just a fad?

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The Takeaway

Note to Self: The Day After Earth Day

Friday, April 23, 2010

Like others on this show, Morehouse psychology professor — and Takeaway contributor — David Wall Rice bought into the hype surrounding Apple's new iPad this week. But on Earth Day, he put his new device away and got insight from a day without technology.

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