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Dawn of the Bed

Hello everyone, I hope this blog finds everyone doing well. I know that everyone here at ecoShuttle is very excited as we are planning our first shindig, Dawn of the Bed, at our new location! Dawn of the Bed is an effort to promote our participation in Portland’s Growing Gardens program; we are having a …

California is expanding its carbon-trading program to 3 Canadian provinces

   By MARGOT ROOSEVELT – Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES California officials announced Tuesday that the state will expand its newly adopted carbon-trading program to three Canadian provinces, creating the largest regional cap-and-trade system in North America. California will be joined by British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario in a cap-and-trade program aimed at limiting planet-heating greenhouse gases from …

Hydrothermal Energy

  Hey gang!  Welcome back to the blog.  I recently came across some exciting ideas for renewable energy in the form of hydrothermal vents.  So now you’re probably thinking, “Mark, I don’t know what that form of energy is, but it sounds pretty cool.”  Well, it is cool (well, it’s actually really hot), let’s dive …

Better Living? You bet!

              Hello blog readers!  I hope that any of you who made it to the Better Living Show this weekend had a great time.  On behalf of all the ecoShuttle family that was there, I have to say we had a great time commiserating with everyone, and checking out new green products and innovations.  …

Two Paths Emerge, Take the Green Path!

  Traveling responsibly is not only popular among Oregonians; it’s also the right thing to do.  Now ecoShuttle is making it even easier for travelers coming into, and out of Portland.  So now you’re wondering, “Mark, how can ecoShuttle make it any easier than they already have for us to get in, out, or around …

Professional sports teams from six leagues join forces for unprecedented ‘Green Sports Alliance’

Teams from U.S. and Canadian professional sports leagues join with national environmental group in committing to promote greening initiatives in the sports industry; Commissioners from major professional sports leagues, EPA Administrator support Alliance – Alliance to Host Inaugural Green Sports Summit in Portland, Oregon in August 2011 –SEATTLE, WA (March 21, 2011) — An unprecedented coalition of …

Can Portland’s Congestion Pricing Program Lead to Sustainable Transportation? by Kenny Key

Original URL March 18th, 2011by rohlf@lclark.edu   A large part of “greening” built cities has to do with creating more sustainable transportation by shifting current needs and habits away from single-passenger commuting. Modern cities, such as San Francisco, London, Stockholm, and Milan, are increasingly looking into congestion pricing to create market-based incentives for community members to …
Despite rocketing costs, Oregon lawmakers leery of ending green energy subsidies

Despite rocketing costs, Oregon lawmakers leery of ending green energy subsidies

Thomas BoydSolar energy panels, such as this one at Gresham’s wastewater treatment plant, along with bus passes and efficient heating systems are among the projects that qualify for tax credits under Oregon green energy subsidies. Published: Monday, March 14, 2011, 8:48 PM     Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 2:26 PM  By Harry Esteve, The Oregonian SALEM — …

Live from California, it’s the ecoShuttle Blog!

Hello, ecoShuttle website viewers and blog patrons!  This week’s blog is coming to you from the sunny, welcoming climate of southern California.  California has been well known around the world for its green energy initiatives, so it isn’t much of a surprise that the very first thing I noticed when my plane was coming in …
Climate change linked to global rise in food prices

Climate change linked to global rise in food prices

BY TYLER MOSS, JENNIFER WHOLEYAND LINDSEY VALICH MARCH 10, 2011 Original URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=182751 Tyler Moss/MEDILL Farmers at the year-round market at Logan Square say they are feeling the effects of climate change on their produce. Tyler Moss/MEDILL, information courtesy USDA Illinois corn production in 2009, including locations of ethanol plants across the state. Lindsey Valich/MEDILL. Information courtesy USDA Climate …

Is The River Swimmable?

Any time I see a body of water, I have an interest in swimming in it.  With summer around the corner, I get even more excited about splashing around somewhere.  Since I’ve lived in Portland I have known one truth; it isn’t safe to swim in the Willamette River.  Each day I cross the river …

Green Coach Certification Program

As I have noted in many previous blogs, ecoShuttle is tirelessly dedicated to being the greenest transportation company on the block, no make that city.  No, make that country, baby!  Now we have a rating system to back up our green bona fides. …
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