Sustainable Transportation

What to drive, how to drive and whether to own your own ride: Those are the questions when it comes to sustainable transportation.

  • Union of Concerned Scientists,, information on the impact of energy use from scientists working for greener solutions
  • Plugshare, ChargeHub and ChargePoint (apps) help electric vehicle owners locate charging stations.
  • From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel, Joshua Tickell, 2000
  • Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet, Guy Purcella, Ulysses Press, 2007
  • GreenMeter (IPhone app) tracks the energy consumption of a user’s vehicle, helping a driver adjust habits to conserve fuel.
  • Commute Greener (app) provides suggestions on how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions related to a daily commute, including map routes and ride-sharing options.
  • Information about local public transportation, bike- and ride-sharing options and carpooling can be obtained from municipalities and employers.
  • automated passenger counting for HOV toll discounts
  • Home Power magazine,, for information on DIY green energy and transportation projects

Do you know of other great resources? Let me know and I’ll be happy to add them.