Green Your Crib

The Return of Pedal Power

Convenience, low-cost, improved health, and better air quality are powerful factors driving bike-sharing culture. Read story.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How to Handle Your Runoff Sensibly

Rain gardens and infiltrators are new ways to keep rainwater on your property. Read story.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Innovations in Parking Can Mitigate Climate Change

Incentives/disincentives can shift people from car ownership toward inexpensive, internet-based ride sharing. Read story.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Our Forests Need Help

Should humans intervene to improve forests’ options for survival? Read story.

Friday, April 27, 2018

What Makes a Home ‘Green’?

Resilience is expanding the meaning of green building. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cannabis Is Changing How We Build

Good durability, low toxicity, high insulative value, modest cost, and strong carbon sequestration give hemp a big future in building. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Building with Wood

Engineered laminated wood panels are transforming high-rise construction while benefiting the planet. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Water-Saving Tip of the Week

With Santa Barbara in severe drought, the city is giving out free efficient sprinkler nozzles. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Many Benefits from Building Bikeways

A great way for Santa Barbara to cut greenhouse gases and make our city more livable Read story.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Coastal Protection? Nature Does It Best

With fiercer storms and growing challenges from climate change, California can get help from nature’s coastal systems. Read story.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Biomimicry: Designing Using Nature as Model

You need never clean your windows or solar panels again. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Refrigerators and Climate Change

HFCs and how coolants are changing our atmosphere. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Backyard ‘Black Gold’

The why and how of composting in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

California Legalizes Granny Flats

‘Accessory dwelling units’ can be attached or separate from the main house. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Going Green: Sunshine-Powered Heat Pumps

How this enhanced technology will enable all-electric homes in the near future. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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