• Solar Powered Cars? Driving into a Renewable Transport Age

    For the past century, Americans have been relying on cars. We have worshipped our vehicles and abide by all of their gas-guzzling needs. As useful as a car may be for quick transportation, the environmental impacts have potentially devastating consequences. With the electric car making a comeback, we may...
  • Tesla: The 21st Century’s Dream Car

    In the decade since its founding, auto start-up Tesla Motors has innovated in technology and marketing to change one of the United States’ most powerful industries. It is no coincidence that CEO Elon Musk heads both Tesla and the ambitious, frequently lampooned private space travel company SpaceX; transforming the...
  • The Next Green Car: Hydrogen versus Electric and the Battle of 21st century Automobility

    The transportation industry accounts for the largest source of GHG emissions in the U.S. According to the EPA in 2014, transportation represented 26% of the country’s GHG emissions. As we come to realize our cars need a change, consumers are given a few choices for their next “green” car purchase....
  • Staying Connected in Rural America: Mobility & Public Transportation in the 21st Century

    Public transportation can be a cheaper and greener mobility option for the American public, yet there is a glaring disparity between urban and rural communities’ access to mass transit options. The current systems in place for planning, building and maintaining transportation infrastructure is coming up short in meeting the...
  • No Such Thing as a Junked Car: Recycling the Automobile

    In our modern industrial world, the resource value of discarded cars is too high to ignore. Recyclable materials comprise around 86 percent of a car. Companies use these repurposed materials in  infrastructure projects that would otherwise heavily rely on freshly extracted resources. The profits of vehicle recycling are in...
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    Millennial DeMockracy: The Corporate Media’s War on Social Justice

    Nolan Higdon (NolanHigdonProjectCensored@Gmail.com) with Mickey Huff (mickey@projectcensored.org), and student researchers Hanna Begnell, Taylor Bledsoe, Aimee Casey, Alexandra Castillo, Daniel Cerezo, Daniel Cervantez, Lauren Freeman, Mitchell Graham, Josh Gorski, Kyle Hunt, Jaspreet Kang, Justin Lascano, Janay McCullough, Brandy Miceli, George Petrucci, Sarah Powell, Jared Rodda, Edwin Sevilla, Chandler Saul, Sebastian...
  • #Vanlife

    Hashtags & Hippie Buses

    Student Researcher and Writer: Amelia Fontei Faculty Evaluator: Rob Williams, PhD University of Vermont December 15, 2015 When Foster Huntington decided to quit his corporate job in New York City and travel around the United States in a Volkswagen bus for three years, he had no idea that his...
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    Weed all About It: Cannabis Legalization in Vermont

    Student Researcher and Writer: Fiona Giguere Faculty Evaluator: Rob Williams, PhD Saint Michaels College December 15, 2015 Until recently, the idea of legalizing cannabis seemed like nothing more than a commonly shared dream around a bong emitting thick smoke. This is the case no longer. Since Colorado and Washington...
  • Garden Picture

    Organic, Conventional, or Sustainable?

    Student Researcher and Writer: Alyson Campbell Faculty Evaluator: Rob Williams, PhD Saint Michaels College December 15, 2015 “To be interested in food,” Wendell Berry once explained, “but not in food production is absurd.” When it comes to buying food, personal values play a huge role in the decision making process. Do we...