An Easy Bike Ride
/ September 27, 2012 0 COMMENTS

A mantra here at Cool Choices is that change works best when it is fun, social and easy and we work hard to make sure our initiatives meet all three criteria. Lately there have been a number of stories about efforts to encourage biking that reinforce the importance of ‘easy’. Change is easy when there…

Waste Not
/ September 20, 2012 0 COMMENTS

At a recent talk about sustainability challenges, a speaker encouraged attendees to look past equipment to the big opportunities—behavior and consumption. It is always nice to hear someone else acknowledge the need for more emphasis on behaviors.  We talk about this a lot. But we talk less about consumption, in part because the links to…

Doing the Math
/ September 14, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Staff at Cool Choices talk a lot about how small changes add up.  Sometimes, though, audience members question our math. This week I met a guy who told me he had been diligent about his idling.  He was even turning off his car at ATMs.  Naturally, I expressed enthusiasm.  Idling is one my pet peeves…