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 his partner are getting married in 2013 and we are so happy to be working with them on their wedding transportation. Congratulations, guys!  Continue reading Rainbow Wedding Blog

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:  Continue reading Good News, Bad News

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

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 up with another former Parliament member, Bootsy Collins in his group, Bootsy’s Rubber Band.  We’re excited to see this guy! Continue reading Waterfront Blues Fest

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. Continue reading Ban studded tires. Please.

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, and we will be offering transportation to the event from the Clackamas transit center to the Pickathon ticket gates.  Continue reading Pickathon, Sharks, etc.

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 the Portland area without having to strangle Mother Earth?”  Wait for it….  BAM!  ecoShuttle has recently acquired a Green Path Transfers franchise for Portland! Continue reading Two Paths Emerge, Take the Green Path!

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?