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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today on January 16th, we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Always the third Monday of the year, MLK Day is seen as “a day on, not a day off”. The only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, people all over the country are encouraged to volunteer and improve their communities in Dr. King’s memory.

This day of remembrance pays tribute to Dr. King’s impact on the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s through his revolutionary leadership. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. achieved such genuine progress toward racial equality that he has come to be among the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.

The King Center in Atlanta has cited that Dr. King is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor, not to say it came without a fight.

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by Isabelle Brown  | 


Top 10 Transportation Resolutions for 2023

We’re calling it now—2023 is the year of the commuter.  

The world is ushering in a new era of transportation with electrification at the forefront, and seeing commuters change their behavior—or at least try—is not unrealistic. 

Especially in the beginning of the new year, people are looking to make small positive changes in their daily life that we have come to know as resolutions. A great place to start is by improving something we all do every single day—moving around our world.  

Transportation is responsible for 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the US. This means that any way we can reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned by cars, trucks, buses, boats, or planes will be helping to decrease our carbon footprint.  

Give your New Year's Resolution wheels. Here are our top 10 transportation resolutions for 2023! 

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by Isabelle Brown  | 



Let's Beat the Holiday Stress

We have entered The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with cheerful decorations popping up everywhere, radio stations playing nonstop holiday music, and all our favorite seasonal movies making an appearance on every channel and streaming service.  

With all this comes many perceived notions about the holiday season. When people think about the holidays, they envision festive social gatherings, traditions, and happy memories.  

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by Angela Canova & Isabelle Brown  | 


Good News Anyone? 5 Positive Headlines from November

Tis the seasoto revel in all the good news we can find! Throughout November, spreading joy and gratefulness is in full swing. To cap off the month, we are thankful to bring you our top 5 pieces of good news from November!

 

France Looks to Mandate Solar Panels Over Large Parking Lots 

Do you ever look at a giant parking lot and think, What a waste of space? You’re not alone in that. Parking lots cover more than 5% of urban land in the United States. The largest parking lot in the world at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada can accommodate 20,000 vehicles. So... There is a lot of space dedicated to parking out there.  

France is using the space taken up by parking lots for renewable energy. The French Senate passed legislation requiring parking lots with at least 80 spaces to be covered in solar panels. This is a great, forward-thinking tactic to begin to decarbonize France’s economy.  

 

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by Isabelle Brown  |