Sustainable Works



In the News
>>Making fuel at home: Waste wine primes the pump
"The $10,000 E-Fuel MicroFueler consists of a 250-gallon holding tank for organic feedstock, such as waste wine and beer, and a still that converts it to 100% ethanol, or E-Fuel. The still doubles as a fuel pump, which works similarly to those at traditional gas stations. The only waste product is distilled water, which can flow down a drain or be used to irrigate plants."

>>A billion cars and counting - Transportation expert Daniel Sperling estimates that the world's car population -- which currently stands at one billion vehicles -- is likely to double in the next 20 years. Sperling is the co-author... via NPR

>>California to limit greenhouse gas emissions of vehicle fuels - "The Air Resources Board adopts a landmark regulation expected to slash gasoline consumption by 25% and encourage development of low-carbon fuel sources for cars and trucks." It calls "for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by ten percent by 2020." "The regulation is designed to increase the use of alternative fuels, replacing 20 percent of the fuel used by cars in California with clean alternative fuels by 2020, including electricity, biofuels, hydrogen and other options."

>>Expo Light Rail Line - Find out the latest news about the the Exposition Light Rail Transit Line (Expo Line) that will travel along the Exposition railroad between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. In Phase 2 it is proposed to reach from Culver City to the beach.

>>Union of Concerned Scientist Clean Vehicles Site - "Consumers deserve better performance and less pollution than automakers currently provide. Our experts in diesel, gasoline, and advanced vehicle technologies provide consumers and decision makers with the information they need to build a robust economy based on cleaner transportation choices."

>>Walk Score - Calculate everything that's within reasonable walking distance of your home with this web based mapping tool. If you are moving, use it to help choose a walkable neighborhood.

>>Bike Metro - This site helps you select routes for easy urban biking.

>> - A non profit bike workshop that helps you learn to repair your own bike

>>Bicycle Cargo Trailers and Long Bike Chassis - Want to make your bicycle your primary mode of transportation, but have heavy things to carry?
"Bicycle cargo trailers haul a lot of freight with your own power. A bike cargo trailer lets you pedal just about anywhere you want to go. Bike cargo trailers provide an easy and inexpensive method of carrying the odds and ends of day-to-day life. Give up your car and use pedal power to commute. Get in shape by using your muscles instead of your car's motor. Find new adventures - bicycle touring with a cargo trailer provides a great way to see the world."

Alternatives to Owning a Car & Roadside Assistance
>>ZipCar - Car sharing program that can save you money if you don't need a car every day.

>>Better World Club - The environmental alternative to the Car Domination strategy of AAA.

Advocacy Organizations
>>Plug In America - A non profit organization of activists that saved the Electric Vehicles and lists all of the automakers phone numbers so you can demand a environmentally superior plug in electric vehicle. Scroll down to the "What Can I Do?" section.

>>Sustainable Transport Club - Local grassroots organization helping to keep the public informed about all of the various transportation issues in our area.


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