Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, Oh My!

The holidays are such a special time of year. So many fun, festive, family-friendly events are occurring at home, in the local community and in the entire North Texas region. Wouldn’t it be nice to experience them all? However, according to The Washington Post, fossil fuel emissions will rise two percent by the end of 2017 and then continue to rise as 2018 approaches. Unfortunately, families driving to holiday events will not help the situation. According to an article on AAA Online, “the 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005.” This increase in travel is due to people’s rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, which will continue throughout the

Giving Thanks the Sustainable Way

As the next holiday of the season slowly approaches, many are putting travel plans together while daydreaming about grandmother’s famous pumpkin pie. This Thanksgiving, you will be spending time with family, eating, watching football, and eating some more. One important element that you should consider is the impact you will make on the environment. There are a few simple ideas you can still incorporate into your Thanksgiving holiday to help improve air quality and make a shift towards sustainability. Here are the top ways to have a fun, eco-friendly Thanksgiving. Carpool or stay home Are you planning on traveling out of town this holiday season? In 2016, an estimated 278 million gallons of

November Public Meetings

Learn about transportation in the region and help set priorities for the future. The Regional Transportation Council and North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking input at 2:30 pm November 13 in Arlington, 6:00 pm November 14 in North Richland Hills and 6 pm November 15 in Richardson. The meeting will be livestreamed, and a video recording will be available online at www.nctcog.org/input.

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