Friday, November 7, 2014

Guest Post: Cash for Trash: The Scrap Metal Story of World War II


The scrap recycling industry annually transforms 150 million tons of obsolete materials from consumers, businesses, and manufacturers into useful raw material, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI).

The fact, aside from delivering on its intended promise of catching eyeballs, also underscores the critical role played by the scrap recycling industry in providing valuable resources at reasonable prices to the American manufacturer.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guest Post: Go Green in Your Next New Home Construction and/or Remodeling Tips

Having thoughts of a new home? Have enough money for it? Consider the idea of going green in your next new home construction or remodeling.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Top 100 Green Blogs: Green Forward Ranks 73!

Rebates Zone just published their Top 100 Green Blogs according to Alexa rank, Twitter followers and Facebook fans. My Green Forward blog came in at 73! The Alexa rank for Green Forward is 3,180,687, Twitter followers is 860 and Facebook fans is 49.

Monday, September 22, 2014

People's Climate March NYC 2014



This past weekend I was proud to be one of 400,000 concerned citizens participating in the People's Climate March that took place in New York City -- by far the biggest climate march in history.

Monday, September 15, 2014

New D.C. Urban Rain Garden

A new innovative urban rain garden has been installed in downtown Washington, D.C. along the 19th Street corridor. The planted area is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. It is great to see and hopefully there will be more of these urban rain gardens sprouting up around town so the nation's capital can become the greenest city in America and the world.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Costa Rica Adventure August 2014


Arenal Volcano
This summer I took a group eco tour of amazing Costa Rica in Central America. Enthusiastic and experienced environmentalist Ami Greener and his travel company Greener Travel organized the ten-day adventure. The tiny nation the size of West Virginia is one percent of the world's land mass and yet contains five percent of the world's biodiversity. The flora and fauna, the pristine beaches, the happy people, the many cultures, the rainforest, the volcanoes, the cities. When you visit Costa Rica you understand why their most famous saying and national greeting is "Pura Vida," or "Pure Life!"

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Photos: New Amtrak Cities Sprinter Electric Locomotive


On a recent train trip from Wilmington, Delaware to Washington, D.C. I had the pleasure of riding on a Northeast Regional train with Amtrak's new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive designed by Siemens. The Sprinter is energy efficient and offers a smoother and faster ride. A smart infrastructure investment to improve passenger rail service on the Northeast Corridor.