Mandy Ferreira

Senior Digital Editor, Via

Mandy Ferreira is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience creating engaging content with a passion for sustainable and ethical living.

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Mandy's work has also appeared in Sunset, Healthline, Rodale's Organic Life, and Yoga Journal.


line of traffic on a city road.

When to Use Hand and Turn Signals

Road safety gestures keep drivers, motorcyclists, and cyclists safe—and ticket-free.
Rusted car and abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Bodie, California.

10 Ghost Towns in the West

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.
a picture of Pando Forest in Utah during fall with golden leaves on the aspens

14 Best Fall Trips in the West

Stunning autumn foliage, mild temperatures, and crowd-free attractions reward fall travelers.
A car drives on a rural road under a 30 mph speed limit sign.

No, It's Not Okay to Drive 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit

Speeding is just as deadly as drunk driving.
Pedestrians cross the street in a painted crosswalk

The Roads of the Future

Cities across the West are paving the way for safer streets for everyone.
A woman stands in her bright modern kitchen.

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

Stay cool inside while cutting high summer utility bills with these 9 simple steps.
A small car parked at a mountain overlook.

8 Tips for a More Sustainable Road Trip

Reduce the impact and cost of your summer getaway.
A Tesla on a highway outside of Bend, Oregon.

Tips to Improve EV Range

Drive further between each charge.
A car safely goes around a cyclist on a city street.

How to Effectively Communicate on the Road

Here's when to use your horn, hazard lights, and more.
Sustainably wrapped presents under the Christms tree.

How to Reduce Holiday Waste

Start new, sustainable traditions that reduce your impact without minimizing joy.
A peson sits in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate.

8 Tips to Stay Warm and Save Energy This Winter

Reduce your carbon footprint and your bills.
Tesla charging at Hendy Woods State Park.

Best EV Charging Stations in the West

These charging stops are the destination.
Fall colors in the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Scenic EV Road Trip Routes in Oregon and Idaho

Three fantastic drives with enjoyable charging stops.
A gardener waters their plants with a watering can.

10 Ways to Save Water at Home

Simple habits and home upgrades can save thousands of gallons each year.
A man rides a shared bike on a protected bike lane in New York City.

How to Safely and Legally Share the Road with Cyclists

Drivers need to be especially cautious around cyclists. Here's how best to share the road.