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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. …
Go to BirdFest!

Go to BirdFest!

Happy Tuesday Blog Readers! Don’t forget to mark your schedules for the start of the BirdFest and Bluegrass Festival at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, starting this Friday!   …

Electric roads? Green energy ghost towns?

Have you ever wanted to drive a car that runs on the street car or trolley system?  I personally have never really thought about it, but Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota Central R&D Labs in Japan, working with Takashi Ohira at the Toyohashi University of Technology, are all about figuring out how to make this work.  …

Good News, Bad News

Hola Blog Readers, It looks like summer is finally here!  I hope you’re all able to enjoy it.  In this week’s blog I want to look at some positive as well as some negative developments involving the health of our planet. First off, let’s check in with the Bad News Bear:  …

Ain’t No Party Like a BirdFest Party!

  Hey Gang! Welcome back to the blog.  I took a week away from the blog last week because we have been mega-busy!  This week though, I want to look at an upcoming event called the BirdFest and Bluegrass Nature Festival (http://www.ridgefieldfriends.org/birdfest.php). …

Lewis & Clark!!!

  I have some good news from ecoShuttle Land:  We will be taking over Lewis and Clark College’s Pioneer Express bus route.  This means we’ve hired some talented new drivers.  We also just wrapped up our service out at Pickathon, which was again quite successful, it even got a nice write-up in a blog that …

Sports Execs Meet up to Go Green

  Hello Blog readers! This week many professional sports executives are in town to meet up and put their minds together to see how they can put their respective teams on the road to sustainability.  I love it when professional sports bump into social responsibility! …
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