Helga Marie Gonzalez-Nieves

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Oslo Is Creating The Model For How Cities Can Solve Climate Change

To cut its emissions drastically, the city has started to fundamentally rethink how a city should work.<p>As cities around the world start to take climate change seriously, many of the goals are still in the somewhat distant-sounding future. New York City plans to cut emissions 80% by 2050. That’s …

Bike Lanes

How a fitness app for cyclists is reshaping city planning

Strava started as an app to help map your rides. Now, its data is being harnessed to transform the urban landscape.<p>How do you build a case for better bike lanes? Traditionally, urban planners have manually counted cyclists, tracking ridership numbers and identifying routes that might need …

Simple Techniques for Beautiful Cake Decorating

Do you want some fun, simple, and easy ideas for decorating your next cake? You can come to the right place!(This is my Dusty Rose Cake)The rose cake …

Dessert

Costa Rica Is On A 113-Day Streak Using 100% Renewable Electricity

With a little luck and a lot of initiative, Costa Rica is a sustainable energy powerhouse.<p>Costa Rica has managed to run on renewable energy for 113 days straight, putting it on course to break its own record from 2015, when it relied on nothing but renewables for 285 days of the year. In total, …

Renewable Energy

Are Tote Bags Really Good for the Environment?

They’re green in principle, but not in the way people use them. An Object Lesson.<p>For at least a few decades, Americans have been drilled in the superiority of tote bags. Reusable bags are good, we’re told, because they’re friendly for the environment. Disposable bags, on the other hand, are …

There’s no such thing as low-cost Christianity

The history of the Church is filled with saints who gave up everything to follow Christ<p><i>“If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother,</i> …