What would it take to switch to an EV?

Many of us commute to and from work every day in our cars, often by our self.  As more affordable production all electric vehicles (EV) enter the market, I am wondering what sort of range would you need in order to switch your commute to an EV. Recently, a friend asked me about the new […]

Green Developments from CES

You may or may not be aware that the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is happening in Las Vegas this week at which all sorts of manufacturers debut their latest and greatest electronic technologies.  Most of the items debuted feed the rampant consumerism and disposable culture that is anything but green.  In the midst of […]

How Speed Impacts Fuel Economy

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 sweet spot for […]

Fuel Efficiency Or Family Harmony?

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 The LL Bean […]

Green Lifestyle Changes

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 the world.  Reducing […]

Greening the Family Car – Choosing Your Top Features

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 everyone. Honda CRV […]

Managing As A One-Car Family In the Suburbs

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 daycare on campus. […]

Doubling Fuel Efficiency Standards by 2025

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 press release is […]

Top 5 Things Stupid Cyclists Do

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 that there are […]

The Learning Curve of E-Bike Commuting

I’ve been riding my e-bike for about a month now (~100 miles) and really love it, though to be honest it hasn’t been the smoothest road.  So far, all of the problems I’ve had are things that can happen to any bicycle commuter and are not related to the electric assist. My first problem, and […]