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. Continue reading Odds and Ends

Live from California, it’s the ecoShuttle Blog!

Hello, ecoShuttle website viewers and blog patrons!  This week’s blog is coming to you from the sunny, welcoming climate of southern California.  California has been well known around the world for its green energy initiatives, so it isn’t much of a surprise that the very first thing I noticed when my plane was coming in was wind farms.  The wind farms stretched for as far as I could see, and it gave me a feeling of optimism about green energy. 

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Plastic Bags Heading for Extinction?

Hooray for Italy.  Italy is the latest country to have banned plastic shopping bags, and the ban went into effect on January 1st of this year.  The bag ban gained steam after a grass-roots movement submitted petitions from over 100,000 Italians to their government.  Several large Italian cities had already imposed a ban on the bags, so it didn’t take much political capital for Italy to require stores to use biodegradable bags.  Italy’s actions will reduce Europe’s usage of over 100 billion plastic bags annually by 20%.  Outstanding!  Continue reading Plastic Bags Heading for Extinction?