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  • Bonnaroo: The (Greener) Summer Music Festival

    In just seven years the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has emerged as the premier music festival in the United States, if not the world. With the biggest names in music from genres across the musical spectrum taking to thirteen stages and providing festival-goers with four days of good music, danceable beats and pleasing melodies, […] More

  • Biodegradable Plastic Water Bottles? Yep.

    New BioGreen water bottles are biodegradable, recyclable and reusable. It is getting hard to keep track of all the containers you should and shouldn’t be eating and drinking out of, let alone what happens to the stuff when it gets thrown away or recycled. While the latest claims about stainless steel water bottles being generally […] More

  • Guayakí Becomes First Fair Trade-Certified Yerba Mate

    If someone stopped you on the street and asked you to name the national drink of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay would you: A) Look at them funny and ask, “What is a Paraguay?” B) Answer, “Coffee,” because how else do people function? C) Proudly grab a gourd and silver bombilla from your bag? If you […] More

  • Are You In ‘The Gort Cloud’? A Book Review

    (click to expand) The Gort Cloud: The Invisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands by Richard Seireeni with Scott Fields 240 pp. Chelsea Green It is like what Van Jones called the “invisible network of networks.” Everyone who is in it (and some who stand outside it) know it is there, but they just […] More

  • Shopping for the Green and Local – Online

    GenGreenLife, National Geographic Green Guide and EVO.com partner to form new online portal to green products and services Looking for a carpet cleaner that doesn’t use all kinds of dangerous high-VOC cleaning products? Have a hunkering for some tofurkey slices but are out of town and away from your favorite natural foods grocer? If you […] More

  • Fat Tire Turns Things Upside-Down, Promotes Bicycle Use with Coastcards

    My apologies for what seems like a blatant advertisement for New Belgium Brewery, but after seeing the Fort Collins, Colorado microbrewery’s latest coaster/postcard, I couldn’t resist snapping these photos and posting them for you. New Belgium is known for not only its excellent beers, but also for its progressive social and environmental policies, and its […] More

  • ROTHBURY: A Music Festival With a Purpose

    As has been reported on the Green Options network in the past, enviros and music festivals go together like peanut butter and jelly. The synergy between the two may be no more evident than on July 4th weekend 2008, when the town of Rothbury, Michigan will play host to a “party with a purpose.” The […] More

  • Illinois: Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Introduced in House of Representatives

    Illinois Representative Karen May (D-Highland) has introduced a bill calling for a system of renewable energy “feed-in tariffs” (FITs) like those used in Germany to spur the development of electricity from renewable sources. After its initial reading, HB 5855, The Illinois Renewable Energy Sources Act has been reported to the House Rules Committee for initial […] More

  • There Are Green Jobs Up In Canada, eh.

    Americans do not have a particularly easy time getting jobs in Canada. I am not saying it’s impossible, mind you, just difficult. But, if you reside in one of the 50 plus countries of the British Commonwealth, you might have a much easier time getting the proper papers to be permitted to stay and work […] More

  • Book Giveaway: Tell Us the Book That Could Green the White House

    In the spirit of the seemingly endless campaign for the presidency of the U.S., I am going to put a little green twist on a question that was raised on the PBS program, Bill Moyers Journal, the other night. Moyers showed clips of one question that CBS’ Katie Couric had asked of all the candidates […] More

  • Why TiVo is Made for the State of the Union (v2.0)

    I did not ‘live blog’ the State of the Union Address last night (and no, not because I was too drunk). In fact, I didn’t watch it live at all. In an effort to take back a piece of my life lost to commercial advertisements, I have recently become a TiVo person (not the brand […] More

  • Pine Beetles Cross the Continental Divide

    [This piece is the first of two parts addressing the pine beetle epidemic in Colorado and what the mountain communities are doing about it. While the situation may seem bleak at the outset of this story, I promise some good news in part two before all is said and done.] Colorado has 1.7 million acres […] More

  • Stakeholders React to Cape Wind Report – Kennedy Clan Still Quiet

    As I reported yesterday, a proposed wind farm near Cape Cod cleared a major hurdle when the US Minerals Management Service issued a favorable report in their Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The agency indicated that, in nearly all of the issues they studied, the project would have minimal impacts. The report did say that some […] More

  • Breaking: MMS Releases Favorable Report on Cape Wind

    [social_buttons]Last week, the epic political battle over a proposed wind farm off the shores of Cape Cod, MA, was in the news once again. The news that Charles Vinick, head of Cape Wind opposition group, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, was going to step aside struck many observers as an indicator of things to […] More

  • Cape Wind Opponent to Step Down

    Cape Wind opposition leader, Charles Vinick is preparing to leave his post. Vinick, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the well-funded opposition organization of the proposed Cape Wind energy project, has indicated that he would “transition” out of the position within a month. Even if you haven’t closely followed the protracted political saga […] More