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 […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]