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Considering Life Without Owning a Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

According to an October study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the Frontier Group, millennials are driving significantly less than older Americans.

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Uber Car Pool Service Helps You Save Money By Riding With Strangers

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

Uber is testing a new car pool service that allows users to catch a ride with other people scheduling similar routes. The company says riders can s...

Uber Gets Record Valuation

Bloomberg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Uber Technologies Inc. is creating a new category of hot startup: the $17 billion club....

6 More Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part II)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.

Can A Giant Vending Machine Solve China's Pollution Problem?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

China has a pollution problem, and Chinese vehicle manufacturer Kandi Technologies thinks it can help solve it. As car sales reach an all-time high...

Innovation Earth: This Could Be 'The Future Of Urban Transportation'

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

By 2050, seven out of every 10 people living on Earth will call themselves an urbanite. So how will we navigate the throng?

A World Where You Own Nothing: Welcome to the Usership Economy

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Joseph F. Coughlin

Want entertainment? Instead of reaching for your CDs or even your hard drive -- you rent the musical experience from the cloud from any number of providers: Spotify, Pandora and others with varying business models, but all you require for any of them is a credit card and password.

Drop in Oil Consumption Signals Power of Free Market

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?

Major Changes At Zipcar

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

* Deal for about $500 million, or $12.25/share in cash * Offer is 49 percent premium to Monday close * Deal to add to Av...

Sharing Economy Law: Outdated Rules Create Opportunity

April Rinne | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
April Rinne

Today presents an unparalleled opportunity for current and aspiring lawyers, policy makers, and engaged citizens to help redefine the enabling environment for the Sharing Economy and, in the process, to help rewrite the cultural narrative about what "the good life" means.

We've Got Zipcar!!!

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Zipcar is now all over Miami's urban core. While already a mainstay at the University of Miami campus, the car share service expanded today with 4...

Hertz On Demand: Travel Industry Game Changer?

Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

Why rent a car for your whole trip -- and pay to park it -- when you only need it for a day?

Passing the Baton on Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

This is not old style environmentalism, where consumers change their behavior to be morally correct while denying themselves basic comforts. And it's certainly not capitalism as we know it. It's adaptation, where environment and capitalism come together.

POLL: Would You Car-Share?

Posted 07.17.2012 | Miami

A fleet of adorable mini cars are coming to Miami, joining new green transit options including Deco Bike and the Miami Trolley. Vehicle-sharing pro...

Eco Etiquette: Can Our Cities Save Us?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband and I are clos...

The Real Risk Of Car Sharing

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 04.13.2012 | Money

Last month, I wrote about RelayRides, a company that helps you rent your car to strangers. It’s a big enough idea that the company has attracted inv...

The Risk Of Sharing Your Car

The New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 03.17.2012 | Money

At first glance, the idea of person-to-person car sharing appears to be the perfect solution to any number of problems. People with idle cars (and ...

The Social Entrepreneur's Dilemma

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

In order to make a potentially game-changing idea a long-standing reality, it's highly recommended that social entrepreneurs look at their business model and ask a very simple question: Could my company be a profitable one?

Zipcar Debuts Brand-New Pilot Program -- Only In San Francisco

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

Car sharing service Zipcar has already fundamentally changed the way hundreds of thousands of people across North America and the United Kingdom get a...

Auto Industry Market Leaders Validate Car Sharing

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco
Carol Pierson Holding

As green pundits bemoan our consumer society, the culture is quietly morphing to slow the amount we buy.

Struggling San Francisco Startup Gets Big Boost From Big Auto

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. is hoping to stay on the leading edge of transportation trends by investing in a San Francisco company that links p...

Young People Are Losing Interest in Cars, But That Doesn't Mean the End of the Road for Automakers

Matthew DeBord | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business
Matthew DeBord

Lightning McQueen may as well take his place next to Thomas the Tank Engine: The reign of the car as the central fetish of American life is drawing to a close.

WATCH: New Service Lets Car Owners Rent Out Their Own Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In over 300 towns across Britain, drivers are renting privately-owned vehicles using a new service called WhipCar. "The car is typically a person's...

PHOTOS: 9 Creative Ways To Not Own A Car

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Eco-friendly transportation is no longer merely a fad but now a necessity in greening our lives. Whether your green transportation of choice is your ...