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Eco Tube: New York City Without Cars?
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
New York City Traffic photo by K. Sawyer Photography

On three consectutive Saturdays this past August, New York City banned cars on Park Avenue for a few hours and called the event "Summer Streets." Might this be a portent of things to come? EcoHearth took its camera crew around the city and asked people: "Can you envision New York City without cars?" To see their responses, click here.

 
Ten Steps to Socially Responsible Investing
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Ten Dollar Bill photo by Derek & KristiYou want to meet your financial goals, but want to do so without harming others, and in a manner that promotes the public good. This is a loose definition of socially responsible investing (SRI).

If you are opposed to pollution, war and worker exploitation, you wouldn't want to buy stock in a company that profits from one or more of these. If you think the use of fossil fuels causes global warming, you might choose to invest in the alternative energy sector, for example. It's not difficult to put your money where your beliefs are. Here are ten easy steps to get you on the road to to socially responsible investing. Read on…

 
Eco Tube: Labor Day and Green Jobs
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
TV Crew photo by 24oranges.nl

In honor of Labor Day, EcoHearth took its camera crew to Columbus Circle, New York City, where we asked people: "Should the U.S. government be more supportive of green job creation and training?" To see the video containing a representative sample of the responses, click here.

 
Eco Tube: What Do You Like Most About Our Oceans?
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
Ocean Waves photo by Peter Kaminski

They cover 70% of the Earth's surface and give our planet its characteristic blue color. EcoHearth asked passersby: "What do you like most about our oceans?" To see the video containing a representative sample of the responses, click here.

 
Eco Tube: How Can the US Become More Energy Independent?
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00  |  Written by EcoHearth
Eco Flag photo by stallio

EcoHearth asked a random sample of passersby, "What can the US do to become more energy independent?" To see the video containing a representative sample of their responses, click here.

 
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