Tesla vs The New York Times

Tweet Pin It Over the past few days, I have been watching the war of words erupt between New York Times writer John Broder and Elon Musk, CEO & founder of Tesla Motors, over Broder’s recent failed test drive of the Tesla Model S all electric sedan from Washington D.C. to Boston using Tesla’s new Super […]

How Speed Impacts Fuel Economy

Tweet Pin It Over the holidays we usually drive several hundred miles to see family and friends. Along the way back from Thanksgiving this year Alicia noticed that our average fuel economy (MPG – miles per gallon) was dropping as she drove.  Of course she started thinking about writing a blog post on what’s the […]

Fuel Efficiency Or Family Harmony?

Tweet Pin It While we were driving home from our Thanksgiving vacation today I had time to think, lots of time to think. I thought about how when I varied my speed I was able to vary my fuel efficiency.  Really, I coud vary my MPG my changing my MPH Crazy Boot Truck in Connecticut […]

Green Lifestyle Changes

Tweet Pin It Our mission for Green Lifestyle Consulting says Step by step to a greener lifestyle. Easy greening for families! We are a husband and wife team who want to help others get started living greener and saving money by doing simple and affordable things that make a big difference in your community and […]

Greening the Family Car – Choosing Your Top Features

Tweet Pin It Back in 2004 when we were new parents of twins, our definition of a green family car was a family vehicle that would carry all of us, including my sister-in-law and was the color green.  We purchased a 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan (middle vehicle) that would seat 7 and carry enough gear for […]

Greening the Family Car – Our Top 5 Features

Tweet Pin It Fuel Economy (MPG) For us, the reduced green house gas and other emissions are more important to us than the fuel cost savings, but they go hand in hand.  Our annual combined driving distance for both vehicles is about 15,000 – 16,000 miles thanks to things like occasionally e-bike commuting, trip chaining […]

Managing As A One-Car Family In the Suburbs

Tweet Pin It We tried being a one-car family exactly four years ago.  Our Volkswagon Passat was ruined by water that got in through the vent system and turned our car into a moldy short-circuited mess before we noticed it. Back then, Jon and I both worked at MIT and the children were at the […]

Doubling Fuel Efficiency Standards by 2025

Tweet Pin It I had the opportunity today to listen in on the press call held by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where they announced that they are finalizing the national standard for fuel efficiency for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks for model years 2017-2025. The official […]

Top 5 Things Stupid Cyclists Do

Tweet Pin It I love bicycling to work.  I love being outside.  I love that I’m being green and not using gasoline to get to work.  I love that I’m getting exercise.  I love that other people bicycle as well and that it is becoming a movement.  I love that there are so many cyclists […]

The Greening of Rest Stations!

Tweet Pin It We live about 200 miles from our nearest family, so a typical holiday for us involves driving that far each way. Before children, we would occasionally drive straight through, but really, I can’t go more than about 2 hours without stopping at a rest station. Now that we have three, we have […]