Category: Transportation

Supportive Conditions for Living Car-Lite

“Most of us think of transportation as a means to an end, but the way we move from one place to another has profound effects on natural resources, community, and personal well-being.” – Liz Maw, Chief Executive Officer, Net Impact   Transportation accounts for the largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) at state (California– 39%),…

By mbiggar March 30, 2018 0

Backbone Support for Cross-Sector Collaboratives (Newsletter)

In this newsletter: California Outdoor Engagement Coalition San Francisco Children and Nature Network Plan for Environmental Literacy in CA Collective Impact Convening, April 3-5 in Austin, TX Resources and Opportunities San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Strategic Plan Planet Vision Latino Outdoors ED Opening Whether working to protect the environment, enhance community health and sustainability, improve educational…

By mbiggar March 1, 2018 0

Hope in the New Year, Part Two: Local Government Action

With a new year ahead and the days growing longer, we can renew our sense of hope for the future. With many national politicians currently more interested in denying social and environmental problems than addressing them, hope may be seem elusive. However, in our complex democracy and system of federalism, state and local government can make policy…

By mbiggar January 29, 2018 0

Facilitating Change in Personal Transportation Behavior (Newsletter)

Connected to Place Summer 2017 Newsletter Content Behavioral Science Research (conference presentation) Education and Outreach, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Social Support, SPUR Social Norms, BayCLIC Electric Vehicles, Cool the Earth Connected to Place Blog In this newsletter, I’m focusing on my transportation behavior-related research and work along with promising new initiatives under way in the Bay Area. Getting…

By mbiggar August 15, 2017 0

Diversity in Everyday Life

  Strengthening our connections to each other and nature in everyday life can help us find greater meaning and happiness. When diversity is present in our daily experience, these deeper connections can also help counteract the growing social divisions in our country and threats to our natural environment. Experiencing human diversity in the places in which we…

By mbiggar November 30, 2016 2

Children and Nature Initiative + Transportation Research (Newsletter)

Welcome to my inaugural newsletter! These past few months, I’ve been getting to better know leaders, organizations and collaboratives working on sustainability and conservation in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are many and they are doing such critical, inspiring work. I facilitate and support strategic collaboration among such organizations, helping to advance social change…

By mbiggar May 10, 2016 0