INTERVIEW: Tesla Climate Riders Drive 1,100 Miles to People’s Climate March

September 29, 2014 by  
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A team of sustainability leaders from Orlando, Florida, drove a   Tesla  Model S Sedan 1,100 miles to the People’s Climate March in New York City to demonstrate that zero emission electric vehicles can be a part of the climate solution. The trip took 27 hours with stops at nine Tesla Supercharger stations along the East Coast. Their destination was the newest Tesla showroom at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, where the biggest climate march in history started with an estimated 400,000 people taking to the streets of Manhattan to demand climate action ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Tesla Climate Riders Drive 1,100 Miles to People’s Climate March Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change march , electric car , electric cars , electric vehicle , electric vehicles , EVs , Flood Wall Street , IDEAS for Us , Keep Seminole Beautiful , Model S electric car , NYC climate change march , People’s Climate March , tesla , Tesla Climate Ride , Tesla electric car , tesla electric cars , Tesla electric vehicles , Tesla Model S sedan , tesla model-s , US Green Chamber of Commerce

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Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

September 29, 2014 by  
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It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health , but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention spans. Texas A&M associate professor Mark Benden tested out the theory by introducing “stand-biased” desks into the classrooms of 480 elementary school students in the College Station Independent School District. Each student donned a sensor on their arm to record their “step count” and “calorie expenditure” over a period of five school days. The results? Giving kids more standing time during class time helped them burn more calories – up to 15 percent more than traditional desks – and also seemed to improve their attentiveness. Read the rest of Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: attention , Desk , education , exercise , lose , movement , obesity , span , stand2learn , standing , weight

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