Letters to the Editor

'Greening Fresno'

To be serious and honest about greening Fresno and improving air quality:

Restrict and eliminate drive-throughs.

Encourage human-centered transportation for schools and work (walking, bicycle lanes).

Synchronize stop lights (minimize idling).

Support green cabs (hybrids that don't idle and earn good fuel economy), as are increasingly used in other communities.

Support retailers by limiting "single-use" plastic shopping bags and encouraging reusable cloth bags.

Encourage semiarid climate-appropriate landscaping (vs. lawns).

Include all schools and sports venues (Grizzlies, Fresno State) as part of an active recycling program.

Scott M. Kruse