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simple+green Friday roundup. And what a week it’s been!
Lots happened on a national level, not the least of which was Oprah’s big Earth Day show. More info on eco-Oprah here.
The San Jose Mercury urges us to celebrate it all year long.
Google, Yahoo, AOL and more got into the Earth Day spirit on Tuesday.
The Great Lakes Earth Day challenge has been a success so far.
Wal-Mart donated a tree. And not just any tree: it’s a a Colorado blue spruce tree. This is a nice story.
Food Sticker Shock: Grist notes that the cost of food is suddenly spiking, and looks at the main reasons why. Climate change is one possible reason, but you may be surprised about some of the others.
Last Saturday was National Hanging Out Day - did you know? Treehugger reminds us (as I did here) about the benefits of less impactful dryer alternatives (including the best: letting the sun and wind dry your clothes!). Did you know that roughly 6% of the nation’s electricity is used by electric clothes dryers?
Remember the Golf TDI Hybrid that Volkswagen debuted a short couple of months ago? Autobloggreen says it’s probably not going to happen. As usual, cost is the main reason for its demise. Disappointing.
On a bright note: in California, a Santa Cruz judge has called a halt to apple moth eradication through aerial spraying in Santa Cruz County “until state agriculture officials conduct a comprehensive review of the chemical spray’s environmental impact”. I did a post about the scary risks last month. This is great news, but what about the rest of the Bay Area?
That’s it for the afternoon. Onward to next post!