Entries by Alicia

2 Mile Challenge

On May 1st I decided to challenge myself with a month long 2 Mile Challenge.  For the month of May I will walk/run/bike/bus regardless of rain/snow/sleet or hail to any destination within two miles of my home. This has proved fairly enjoyable throughout the first week.  However, my husband and I had an uncomfortable ride […]

What is zero waste?

Guest blogger, Tanya Anderson, is a Coalition partner through the Sustainability Series. What is zero waste? Fifteen years ago you might not have found an answer to that question. Today, a Google search will yield more than 40 millions results. On February 21, a crowd gathered in Jackson’s Home Ranch Exhibit Hall to learn more […]

Vegas Vacation, aka National Biodiesel Conference

As well as being an intern this winter at YTCEC, my other hat is as Co-Chair of the National Biodiesel Board’s Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. As part of this role I was lucky enough to head down to Las Vegas last week for the 10th annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The theme […]

Thoughts on Car Sharing

Have you heard of ride share, car share or peer-to-peer car sharing programs? Does Zipcar ring a bell, or even our local backcountryride.com?  These types of programs are prevalent in large cities and at universities; they boast an astounding 15 million car sharing members in North America.  Though there seems to be a niche they […]

Guest Post: Natural Gas – The Cleaner Alternative

In his January 9 Guest Shot column, Hugh Owens disparages the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel, mainly on the basis of what he claims are inflated estimates of reserves and potential cost-savings to the individual consumer. Both claims seem to me to overlook important realities.  A nation wide conversion from diesel-fueled haulers to Liquefied […]

Fuel from Wyoming, Compressed Natural Gas

Last week summer intern Annika Sohlstrom and I had the pleasure of attending a public Compressed Natural Gas Ride and Drive event in Riverton, Wyoming.  A meeting with the Wyoming Natural Gas and Infrastructure Coalition preceded the event.  Often this meeting is a teleconference so it was refreshing and invigorating to actually see everyone and […]