Changing Perspectives & Habits
Changing Perspectives & Habits
/ July 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS

by Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director While Cool Choices program staff keeps busy implementing new and ongoing games in partnership with multiple groups, the end of games is always a little sad. After weeks of inspired photos and heartwarming stories you get to know a group better, and I miss daily updates on their sustainability efforts….

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…

A Car? That’s so 2011.
/ July 28, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Original Jan 5, 2012 – change back At this time of year trends always catch my attention and one I am watching has to do with driving patterns. Last week National Public Radio (NPR) quoted an oil industry analyst predicting that gasoline consumption in the US in January 2012 will be lower than in any…

Let’s Hear It for the General Public!
/ June 29, 2012 0 COMMENTS

In case you did not notice, we are all trying to do our part. Two recent surveys suggest that the vast majority of Americans are making an effort to save energy and reduce their emissions. In a national survey by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, 73% of respondents said that they had done something in…

Rising Prices Prompt Sustainable Behaviors
/ March 15, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Amid daily stories about rising gas prices, there is a growing discussion about how those rising prices will affect US driving patterns. Some polls indicate that prices are unlikely to affect our behaviors dramatically unless the prices get really high.  After all, lots of Americans feel that they do not have options when it comes…