Posts Tagged ‘Green’
Washington State voters are heading to the polls to vote on proposition I-502 in November. I-502 is a law that would allow for the legalization of marijuana in that state for recreational uses. Washington State already has a medicinal marijuana law on the books. This one would legalize pot for. . .
The 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail marks its 75th anniversary today. The trail stretches across 14 states from Springer, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine. It took 15 years for hundreds of volunteers, state and federal partners, trail maintenance clubs and young workers with the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps to build the original. . .
As demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased, so too has the number of urban farmers markets sprouting up across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California and New York. . .
Would you paint your lawn green? Painting lawns has been an accepted practice in the Southwest where dry conditions often ravage green grass lawns. Trying to keep green grass lawns in the arid Southwest in my opinion seems to be a fairly foolish endeavor. Planting yards with native species that. . .
Looking to get away from this week’s summer heat? Then head for your closest watering hole to cool off. If you’re lucky to live near one of these top 15 safest water quality beaches then you’ve got it made in the sand. For several years, NRDC has issued star ratings. . .
It’s kind of hard not to get excited about the new Tesla S sedan. Maybe it’s just a guy thing, but in this case, at least for me it’s a paradigm shift in thinking. Tesla, an American manufacturer has built in my opinion one of the most compelling electric vehicles. . .
Out of the Netherlands comes a great building concept in using natural materials like hemp, coconut husks, potato peels, and tree bark in creating a very interesting habitat – a kid’s playhouse. Adults need not apply, this is strictly one for the kiddies, the Dutch consortium BE-Basic created the Bio. . .
The Los Angeles City Council has moved toward banning plastic bags at grocery stores in the nation’s second-largest city. The council voted 13-1 Wednesday to approve a policy that would ban single-use plastic bags. The ban would take effect later this year after an environmental impact report that is expected. . .
Recycling and reusing is one of our mantras around the earthy report. So it tickles us green when we come across innovative ways to recycle used items into something beautiful. Inspired by “The Good Bike Project” out of Toronto whose mission was to turn abandoned bikes into public works of. . .
National Parks Week is April 21 to 29 and the National Park Service is celebrating by granting free admission to all 397 national parks. This is a week that every American who lives near a national park should take advantage of. The U.S. National Parks are an environmental treasure that. . .
A ride-sharing startup is enabling users to sell or book empty car seats over long distances. Zimride is the company behind this cool concept of helping drivers sell empty seats to the general public. Pricing a seat depends on the distance traveled, but a typical car share ride would cost. . .
The bottled water industry is waging a new PR battle against the tap water movement. Worried by an eco backlash, the bottled water industry is waging a PR battle to turn the public back onto plastic bottled water. The companies behind this effort are Nestle Waters (makers of San Pellegrino. . .
McDonald’s is testing a new paper cup to replace the Styrofoam cups it currently uses for coffee and other hot beverages. This is a significant development in curbing the use of Styrofoam in this country. Styrofoam is a product trademarked and produced by the Dow Chemical Company. This is the. . .
The National Park Service and the Sierra Club are opposing the efforts of the Navajo Nation to create a Disneyesque development on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Navajo government has signed a non-binding agreement to build an aerial tramway, restaurant, resort hotel and spa, an RV park,. . .