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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 …

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 …
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