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Ban studded tires. Please.

  Portland activist Jeff Bernards invested $10,000 of his own money to start a campaign to ban studded tires in Oregon this last January.  Groups opposing the ban recently saw their coffers expand by $100,000 as tire companies join the fray.  I think the ban is a good idea. …

Read this Blog about Plate and Pitchfork

  Hello everyone!  I’d like to bring to your attention a neat concept.   It’s called Plate and Pitchfork (http://www.plateandpitchfork.com/dinners.aspx).  Plate and Pitchfork invites you to a farm, gives you some wine and an appetizer, and then a guided tour of the farm.  Upon returning from the tour, world-class chefs prepare 4, sometimes 5-course meals for …

Pickathon, Sharks, etc.

  I was just checking out the lineup for Pickathon, and I must say I am impressed!  The annual indie roots music festival will be entering its 13th year when it takes place August 5th through the 7th in Happy Valley, Oregon.  As you may or may not know, ecoShuttle is a sponsor of Pickathon, …

Memorial Day is Coming!

  Greetings blog readers!   I hope this week finds you well.  Now, folks keep asking me about what’s going down on Memorial Day, so I’m going to lay out some great activities going on this weekend.              First off, we have the Rose Festival Fireworks taking place Friday night at 10pm to kick off …

ZeaChem signs biomass supply deal for Oregon cellulosic biorefinery

ZeaChem, Inc., has signed a long-term binding term sheet with GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (GTFF), managed by GreenWood Resources (GWR), to supply hybrid poplar woody biomass for its first commercial cellulosic biorefinery. The combination of GTFF’s existing tree farms in close proximity to the biorefinery, GWR’s world leadership in development and management of tree plantations, …

The Bed Has Been Raised!

  Hey gang!  Last week saw us raise the bed!  The crew got together in the rain and occasional sunshine to build a raised garden bed.  There was plenty of fertilizer to be shoveled, oh yes.  It turned out really well.  We all had fun and learned new things.  The folks for whom we built …

Summer-y bike blog

  Greetings blog readers, On behalf of ecoShuttle and GrowingGardens I would like to say thank you to all those who came out to our event on Sunday.  I hope you all had a good time, I know I did!  I also got my first sunburn of the year and probably gained 5 pounds. …

Garden to your heart’s content

  How’s it going blog readers?  Things are going well here at ecoShuttle, we are definitely staying busy getting ready for our big GrowingGardens Fundraiser (www.growing-gardens.org/) this Sunday at our headquarters, 2420 NE Columbia Blvd, here in P-town.  Our goal is to help get people in low income families up and gardening so they can …

The Good News Blog!

  By: Mark Klosterman Hello everyone!  As you have probably noticed, it is easy to be a negative Nancy when writing about environmental issues and climate change, but people are making great efforts to correct this, and it is okay to write about that too.  Hopefully I can make this a recurring blog theme that …

Next-generation biodiesels don’t pressure food supply, emissions

FARGO, N.D. — Amyris and Gevo are two of the highest-flying stocks in the biofuels sector in 2011. Each has posted spectacular gains since January. Both firms are intriguing because their emphasis is on the production of advanced biofuels.By: Cole Gustafson, Cole GustafsonFARGO, N.D. — Amyris and Gevo are two of the highest-flying stocks in the …
EnviroMedia Celebrates Earth Day by Continuing its Commitment to Offset CO2 Emissions through Purchases from Green Mountain Energy Company

EnviroMedia Celebrates Earth Day by Continuing its Commitment to Offset CO2 Emissions through Purchases from Green Mountain Energy Company

EnviroMedia will offset 100% of its carbon emissions by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets from Green Mountain ShareThis  Email  PDF  Print Green Mountain Energy Company is proud to have EnviroMedia – an organization dedicated to helping promote the environment – as a customer, and applauds its leadership and commitment to clean energy by offsetting its CO2 …

Report: Oregon farmers eager to save energy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new report says Oregon farmers and ranchers are eager to try alternative sources of energy and renewable energy projects to become more energy efficient. But the Oregon Department of Agriculture report says many are having trouble getting started because of the cost of some projects and improvements. Oregon farmers say energy typically costs them …
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