Today’s Solutions: May 27, 2022

Travel

Learn how to make your holidays more sustainable, and read the latest news around ecotourism, ethical travel, and journeys built around sustainability

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Germany slashes public transportation costs to reduce fossil fuel dependence

In the energy standoff between Europe and Russia, Germany has taken many measures to accelerate the phasing out of oil and gas. It has resolved to make energy cheaper for homes and businesses. It has pushed plans to put solar panels on every public building by 2025.  Now, Germany has cut train, Read More...

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Tips for summer travel coming out of the pandemic

After spending two summers indoors, everyone is itching to get away to unwind at some relaxing destination. Whether that be lying on a beach or hiking across a mountain trail, we all deserve some time spent in refreshing scenery. However, it’s important to keep in mind we are still coming out Read More...

Green College life

7 tips for sustainable and affordable college life

For our college student readers, you might already be tired of people telling you that you are the future of our society. Well, you are, but you don’t need to wait until you’re out in the workforce to make a difference in the world.  Socially and environmentally conscious behavior can begin Read More...

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7 tips for zero-waste air travel

While traveling by air isn’t the most eco-friendly means of transportation, sometimes it's the only viable option to get us where we need to go in a highly globalized world. However, even if you do travel by plane, there are still ways to reduce the environmental impact of your trip (that go Read More...

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Last month, the UK saw more EV sales than ever before

It’s no secret that if we are to prevent the most devastating effects of climate change, we have to make big changes to our consumption-driven lives. One change that will help drive down CO2 emissions is the large-scale abandonment of conventionally fueled vehicles in favor of electric Read More...

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These 3 adventurers make travel more inclusive for all

As we learn to live with Covid-19, many of us are dusting off our suitcases and getting ready to embark out into the world once again. However, travel isn’t always the most accessible or welcoming activity for everyone, so today we’d like to highlight three trendsetters working to make travel Read More...

Used electric car

Buying a used EV? Not a bad idea

A few days ago, The Optimist Daily published a story about a few things to keep in mind when buying an electric vehicle. Along with gas prices, the popularity of electric cars is rising, but EVs have been on the rise since before the crisis. Now, thanks to that demand, if you’re in the market for Read More...

Young Black male texts while waiting for EV charge

Quantum charging could cut EV charging from hours to minutes

Current owners of electric vehicles can cruise along knowing that they’re not adding any CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. While they can ride guilt-free, these joy rides can still be inconvenienced by the headache of having to wait around half an hour at a high-powered public charger, or even Read More...

Drive slowly

To save money and gas, driving slower helps

Many of us take the speed limits on the side of the road as, well, more of a suggestion than a hard line never to cross. Whether on the highway or in midtown, many of us feel we’re losing time or just plain bored if we’re not in the fast lane. Gas prices are rising, though, and even when we Read More...

father and two kids with backpack hiking in forest on a staycation. family outing, getaway, natural environment

You don’t need to travel to have a relaxing vacation

While traveling far away from your home and vacationing on the beach sounds relaxing, all the time, money, and effort that goes into planning such a big vacation can make it feel, well, not so relaxing after all. So why not consider a staycation instead? If you think you must spend several weeks Read More...