How to Have a Green Wedding

This is an article from Gemma Renton

With the average American wedding costing more than $20,000, which is largely spend on consumable products, it is clear that weddings cause waste. The huge number of wedding favors, floral arrangements, and decorations that are thrown into the trash every year means that choosing to get married has the potential to massively increase your annual waste output and amplify your carbon footprint. However the good news is that there is a greener way. More people than ever are choosing to make their wedding day green (and we’re not just talking about their color scheme). It is possible to opt for environmentally friendly and reusable options that will ensure your wedding day goes with a bang without having to compromise your social conscience. Here are some top tips on how you can make your wedding day as eco-friendly and green as possible:

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America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest Energy States

 

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This post originally appeared on Modernize.com where you can find comprehensive solar information from industry experts.

America’s energy policy has been the subject of recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries, the sources that power our society have rarely been so widely scrutinized. Once regarded as a subject best left to the energy sector, the way we fuel our economy has proven its relevance for all citizens, both in America and across the globe.

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10 Ideas for Saving Energy at Home

This is an article by Tim Smith

If you’re like me, you’ve made a new year’s resolution to save money. One of the easiest ways to do that is to start at home with your energy usage. Cutting down on your utility bill can save you money every month that you can put towards a new car, your kid’s tuition fund, or just a home improvement project. Here are 10 things you can do to start saving right away:

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Oregon Extends its Clean Fuels Act

This is an article from Gemma Renton

At the end of February 2015, a significant and important decision was made by the Oregon State Senate. The State’s Clean Fuels Act, which was originally passed in 2009 and was due to expire in 2015 has been extended, meaning its 2015 expiration date no longer applies. This particular act requires all oil and gas producers within the state to reduce their CO 2 emissions created from the burning of fossil fuels by at least 10 percent over the next decade. This new bill sends a firm message to oil and gas producers that Oregon wants cleaner fuels and that we care about the effect our fuel production has on the planet. It also carefully positions Oregon as one of the States leading the fight against climate change.

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Welcome to a fantastic New Year!

We are very excited about 2015, and all the changes here at ecoShuttle!  The last six months have been busy for us. We have finally found a perfect new location, we’ve expanded our fleet and added new staff. The demand for eco-friendly transportation is increasing, and we are working hard to keep up with the demand!

August 1st, of 2014, we relocated to our beautiful new home in Sherwood/ Wilsonville.  With the additional gated and secured space, we can comfortably accommodate the vehicles we’ve added and still allow for expected growth. We now have much larger office and meeting spaces as well as a fully equipped drivers room, modern maintenance facilities, training offices and more, all located in one peaceful forested place!  Continue reading Welcome to a fantastic New Year!

Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Friday Blog Readers!

The cold wintery season is certainly upon us. Hopefully everyone is staying warm and safe. I love the holiday season, but, if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling around like a crazy person trying to find gifts for loved ones. I have found that shopping for parents is never easy. But if you live in the Portland area, I have some great ideas for you. Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas

Summer is going too fast!

Happy Friday Blog Readers!

I hope summer is treating you well! As far as I am concerned, the summer is going a little too fast. The upside, however, is that football season is nearly upon us (though my girlfriend would probably disagree that that is an upside). Continue reading Summer is going too fast!

Our Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases

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I hope you are having a great week so far. We here at ecoShuttle are having a great week, and this is partly because we were quite pleased to hear President Obama outlining his plan to reduce carbon emissions. Continue reading Our Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases