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

Another Contest Winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving! I always get very excited about Thanksgiving, as it is my favorite holiday. I was browsing ways to save a little money this Thanksgiving, when I came across this fantastic list of ways to make Thanksgiving more cost-effective and more sustainable as well! Continue reading Another Contest Winner!

Events coming down the pike, or is it pipe?

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Welcome back to the blog! First off, I want to welcome Alexana Winery to the Willamette Valley. ecoShuttle looks forward to transporting many a guest to your new establishment, good luck to you and see you soon! Continue reading Events coming down the pike, or is it pipe?

Organic Beer Blog

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As I write this and look out at the rain-soaked landscape here at ecoShuttle, I can’t help but pine for those days of sunshine and beer that are just around the corner in Portland. While the weather isn’t here just yet, I would like to list some delicious ORGANIC beers that are available in the Portland area, as well as some local brewpubs featuring organic beers that you can visit either on your own or as part of an ecoShuttle brew tour that we would love to help put together for you. Continue reading Organic Beer Blog

Rainbow Wedding Blog

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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

The Birth Control Blog

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I can’t believe it is Friday already, niiiice! Now, as you may or may not have noticed recently, there has been a lot of craziness in the news regarding the mandate that employers’ health care plans, under the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act (http://www.healthcare.gov/law/full/), include funding for birth control care for women. Continue reading The Birth Control Blog

Meatless Mondays Blog

Hello Readers, happy Friday! You may or may not have noticed, but our Green Tip O’ the Week for this week was about going meatless one day out of each week, which is a great way to help slow our complete and utter destruction of the planet. Okay, so that is a pretty dramatic statement, but the truth hurts, huh?! Continue reading Meatless Mondays Blog

Good News Blog 1/20/12

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It’s time for another good news blog!  First off, we’re happy to see that the Keystone XL Pipeline was rejected—at least for now.  If you’re not familiar, large deposits of tar sands in Alberta, Canada are being utilized for oil extraction with the intention of shipping to refineries in Texas via a pipeline that stretches across a delicate Midwestern aquifer. Continue reading Good News Blog 1/20/12

Midwest Blog, Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Midwest blog!  The first leg of the trip I was looking at Chicago, now we’re moving on to the second part, rural NW Ohio!  I must admit, I cannot make any similar comparisons between the nightlife in Chicago and the nightlife of Van Wert, OH, where I spent the other part of my time in the Midwest.

First off, a little history about Van Wert:  Van Wert is a small community about 35 miles east of Ft. Wayne Indiana.  The local economy is built around the auto manufacturing, farming, and insurance industries; which, except for the insurance industry—have been tanking the last few decades.  Van Wert is not known to be home to progressive stewards of the environment, that being said, they have experienced a local jobs boom from an unexpected place:  Green energy! Continue reading Midwest Blog, Part 2