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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! …

Congratulations J & F!

  TGIF, blog readers!  This week has been pretty intense here at ecoShuttle.  July is a month where we find ourselves providing transportation for many weddings, so it seems appropriate that I mention one wedding in particular, that of two of ecoShuttle’s owners, Jesse Yun and Fiona Mitchell. …

What’s Trending in Trashion?

  What’s Trending in Trashion? Hey Gang!  This week I’d like to focus some attention on an interesting effort to reuse junk and make it into fashionable clothing, otherwise known as “Junk to Funk” (http://junktofunk.org/index.php).  Junk to Funk is part visual/performance art, part fashion, part sustainability education, and part entertainment. …

Odds and Ends

                  Hey Gang!                 I hope you all had an excellent 4th of July!  I survived it.  We enjoyed moving the Blues Fest musicians around for our 5th straight year.  Our next festival is Pickathon (http://pickathon.com/), and we’re gearing up for that in August. …

Waterfront Blues Fest

  This year’s Waterfront Blues Festival will mark ecoShuttle’s 5th year sponsoring the event (http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/).  The company is sponsoring headliner Maceo Parker (http://maceoparker.com/), which means someone from the company will get to introduce his set!  Maceo started out playing with James Brown, and then he played with George Clinton’s Mothership.  After that collaboration, he teamed …
ELECTRIC-BUS STARTUP CHARGES AHEAD

ELECTRIC-BUS STARTUP CHARGES AHEAD

  Analysis by Nic Halverson Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 PM ET (0) Comments | Leave a Comment Print Email facebook share8 With a gallon of diesel costing a dollar more than it did a year ago, bus companies are getting gouged every time one of their fleet members pulls up to the tank. Enter Proterra, an electric-bus startup company that uses …

Updates from ecoShuttle Land

  Hello everyone, this week has been so busy at ecoShuttle headquarters, here are some new developments from ecoShuttle Land! One exciting piece of news is that our newest, smallest vehicle, the new Nissan Leaf has finally made it to Portland.  There has been such high demand for this vehicle that it was originally delayed …
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