Electric Vehicle 101

What is an EV & how does it work? Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by a battery and electric motor instead of a gasoline tank and internal combustion engine. EVs (sometimes referred to as battery electric vehicles, or BEVs) have surged in popularity as manufacturers have expanded their lineup of sustainable, battery-powered vehicles. EVs are powered by electricity from […]

Fun Eco-Friendly Activities in Bend, OR

We live in a society that is growing more environmentally aware each year. Getting to this point wasn’t an easy task. Environmental activists had to put a lot of effort into raising the consciousness among people and teaching them the benefits of this lifestyle, but we are finally here. Now it’s all about ensuring that […]

Bride’s Guide: Tips for Planning a Sustainable Wedding

Organizing a wedding is often the most exciting, and stressful part of a person’s life. From juggling vendors and venues to all the aspects out of your control, it’s important to take a step back and understand what you want your day to be like. In our ever-changing world, there’s been an increase in people […]

The Benefits of Green Homes

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Nowadays, more and more people are becoming eco-conscious. Not only is this prudent, but it’s also necessary. Why? Because Earth is in grave danger, and it’s our job to help it. It’s our job to make our planet a better place to live. To do that, many people are deciding to build green homes. Green […]

Indoor Air Is Not As Clean As You Think

We all know how polluted the air outside is, especially if we live in big cities. But if you think that the air inside our homes, offices, schools, and any other building is any cleaner, you’re in for a big surprise. Research shows that indoor air can actually be more polluted than outside air. Then […]

Growing Up Green: The Importance of Teaching Your Children About Sustainability

By: Kay Carter As a parent, you probably understand the importance of teaching your child to care for the environment. At the same time, however, you may feel that the concept of sustainability can be a bit too complicated for your young child to understand. If you’re struggling with how you can help your child […]

Rainbow Wedding Blog

Hello Blog Readers, Happy Friday! How the days are just flying by, it’s unbelievable. I just recently attended Basic Rights Oregon’s LGBT Wedding Expo on behalf of ecoShuttle and I had a great time (http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/Portland-hosts-same-sex-wedding-expo-139657403.html). We had a drawing for 6 hours of free wedding transportation and the lucky winner was Christoph Long. Christoph and […]

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: 

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 […]