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.

Photos and Video: Riding New Metro Silver Line

This past Sunday I checked out Metro's new Silver Line Phase One that runs from Largo Town Center in Maryland, through The District, into Arlington along the Orange Line route where it splits off between East Falls Church and West Falls Church and follows the Dulles Access-Toll Road until it elevates and makes its way towards the Tysons area where there are four new stations -- McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro and Spring Hill. Then the Silver Line rolls down to ground level and back to the median of the Dulles Access-Toll Road as it travels to its final destination -- Wiehle-Reston East.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guest Post: 7 Rising Costs and Falling Energy Bills

Rising Costs and Falling Energy Bills 

Almost any adult you speak to will remember a time when products were cheaper. Gas used to be available for under a dollar a gallon. An entire cart of groceries could be purchased for fewer than fifty dollars, and stamps were only a quarter, or less. This day and age has seen a rise in the cost of almost everything, as products become bigger and better or at least more costly. However, there is a product that is coming down in price and can help you save money after installation. You guessed right, solar panels!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Photos: Wiehle-Reston East Metro Silver Line Station

After a series of delays and setbacks, the Metro Silver Line is finally set to open to the public on July 26th. Metro's newest line will include four new stations -- three in the Tysons area and the terminus near Reston Town Center. This is Phase One of what will eventually extend past Dulles International Airport to Loudoun County.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Guest Post: 3 of the Founding Fathers On Climate Change

By Michael Marquet

Living in Washington DC one tends to get a little historical. DC, history and green blogging together leads one to wonder what the Founding Fathers would have said about climate change.

Let’s examine 3 test cases: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Guest Post: Five Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure

Home security is a top priority for most families. Most traditional methods of security, while efficient, are in fact energy draining. From excess electricity to security cameras to old, non-energy efficient thermostats and water heaters, keeping your home safe and secure has become excessively expensive.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Green Traveler: New Orleans, Louisiana

May 8, 2014 to May 12, 2014 -- When I visited New Orleans recently for the first time I had no idea what to expect. Would the city still be reeling from Katrina? Is The Big Easy preparing for the next Katrina? Is there anything sustainable about a place with such a complicated and decadent history?