Midwest Blog, Part 2

Hello Blog Readers,

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

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. 

Continue reading Live from California, it’s the ecoShuttle Blog!