Here’s a list of highlights from the 100+ news sources and green blogs we follow:
- I’ve noticed District Cotton has some cool t-shirt designs on all organic cotton. Wearing these t-shirts makes a statement that will have an impact — and they look good too. (We have no relationship with District Cotton other than we just like their shirts!)
- The Small Failures blog has a short post pointing our attention to the issue of factory farming. Interesting stuff.
- NPR ran an interesting segment on the growth of local food options for consumers over the last several years. They discuss the growth in Farmer’s Markets as well as an increasing trend for supermarkets to provide local food options.
- the daily green brings us news that the United Nations Secretary General has called on “industrialized nations like the United States to curb pollution causing global warming”.
- Nature Moms has an interesting piece called 30 Ways to Go Green with your Family. There are some good tips for those of us with families to raise.
- Green Options provides discussion on a new record set for Solar Cell Efficiency.
- Earth 911 brings us news on the success the town of Bristol in the UK is having in in recycling plastic water bottles. “Bristol is now up to 38 plastic bottle recycling plants, up from just seven in April 2004.” They’ve also done a short post touting a soon to open outlet for recycling waste electronics such as computer equipment.
- Seacoast NRG has a nice post on new research in Hybrid Solar Lighting technologies. Oak Ridge National Labs is developing this technology which allows you to capture sunlight from a collector on your roof and ‘pipe’ it into your home using fiber optics.
- The newspaper USA Today ran a story yesterday describing how we can save 16.5 Million trees a year by viewing and paying our bills on-line rather than by mail. (No word on how many trees would be saved if we read their newspaper on-line rather than subscribing…)
Thanks to everyone for reading. If you have Green News you’d like to point us to, please leave a comment below.