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

Updates from ecoShuttle Land

 

Hello everyone, this week has been so busy at ecoShuttle headquarters, here are some new developments from ecoShuttle Land!

One exciting piece of news is that our newest, smallest vehicle, the new Nissan Leaf has finally made it to Portland.  There has been such high demand for this vehicle that it was originally delayed from last December and was expected to arrive in May.  Then there was the devastating tsunami in Japan that pushed the date back to the end of June. Continue reading Updates from ecoShuttle Land

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?