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Midwest Blog, Part 2

Hello Blog Readers, Welcome to Part 2 of the Midwest blog!  The first leg of the trip I was looking at Chicago, now we’re moving on to the second part, rural NW Ohio!  I must admit, I cannot make any similar comparisons between the nightlife in Chicago and the nightlife of Van Wert, OH, where …

Blog Post–from Chicago!

Hello Blog Readers!  I’m back from my trip to the mid-west and I have some interesting things to report: First off, Chicago is a lot of fun!  The nightlife is exciting and vibrant.  While hanging out at a local VFW hall, I was introduced to a super cool guy who had worked as Robert Deniro’s …

Holiday Season Good News

Happy Holidays Blog Readers! Here is some Holiday Season good news: The EPA is preparing to release new mercury and air toxins standards, and it appears as though the industry is prepared to meet them.  Team work, yay! …

Holiday Waste Management

Happy Holidays Blog Readers! Thank you, Fiona, for taking over the blog last week, another stellar outing!  While Fiona’s blog centered on sustainable holiday tree choices, I’m going to look at reducing holiday season waste. First off, why is there always so much waste? …

Oh Tannenbaum, Oh Tannenbaum…

A little over three years ago, my hubby and I bought our first house. That year, we celebrated Halloween with a huge blowout party that went WAY later than planned (we had to go hide in the attic and blast Amy Grant songs to get people to leave), we hosted a glorious Thanksgiving for friends, …

Gobble Gobble!

Gobble Gobble, Blog Readers! As you may or may not know, the official alma mater of ecoShuttle is Ohio University!  …

Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting

Happy Fall Season blog readers! I don’t know about you, but I’m already excited about tearing into a massive Thanksgiving Day feast!  But lo and behold, there is much more to Thanksgiving Day than just eating and watching football (at least for some of us).  If you are trying to change things up this coming …

Sustainable Wine Tasting This Thanksgiving

Hey Everyone!  If you’re wondering what to do this Thanksgiving, you ought to consider checking out some sustainable wine tasting options at Sokol Blosser (http://sokolblosser.com/) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (http://wvv.com/), our good friends in wine country! …

ERIC BAERREN: A climate-change skeptic confirms global warming

Published: Friday, October 28, 2011 There were, if you were paying attention last week, headlines that read essentially, “The thing that we knew all along is true, after all!” The sad fact is that the confirmation was, in fact, the real news. It was a statement on the sad statement of how the Land of …

Standing Room Only?

Hey Gang!   Mark is back on the blog this week.  Fiona did a great job last week with her account of picking up garbage from the Willamette River, thanks Fiona! One part of my job involves mapping things out on Google maps.  Like most people, I prefer the hybrid map that shows street names …

Willamette Clean Up

Last Saturday, while most of our buses and drivers were up at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, my husband and I got up early (for a Saturday), stacked our kayaks on our car, and took off for Cathedral Park. We were heading for our first official river cleanup with the Willamette Riverkeepers and the 3rd Annual Great …

Green Path Transfers Speeds Past 100

Not too long ago, we reported that Green Path Transfers, the WHL Group’s global, eco-friendly airport transfer and ground transportation network, had notched up 50 destinations in more than 30 countries. That was in early June 2011, a mere three months after Green Path Transfers was launched. …
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