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5 Ways the Pacific Northwest Is Pushing Green Forward

January 20th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Make no mistake about it – the Pacific Northwest of the US has long been a frontrunner in the green movement. Then again, this isn't a huge surprise. The area features majestic mountain ranges, lush forests and continually evolving eco-friendly towns and cities. Many residents make sustainability a priority, and the following demonstrates five ways the Pacific Northwest keeps pushing green forward


Cargo Trikes Deliver Food for the Needy

November 29th, 2010 | by rorywoods

Turning Waste into a Valued Resource Portland’s B-Line, a sustainable urban transportation service established in 2009, interrupts food destined for


How Green Is Your City? SustainLane’s 2008 Sustainable City Rankings

September 22nd, 2008 | by reenymal

SustainLane, a San Francisco based green media company has just announced its brand new U.S. city rankings today. Starting in 2005, SustainLane went through an exorbitant examination of sustainability initiatives in U.S. cities looking at a variety of factors: average traffic commutes, affordable housing, waste diversion, green space, energy usage, green buildings, natural disaster risk, air quality, water quality, public transportation, local food sources, and government innovations. James Elsen, the founder of SustainLane explains it in his article What’s A Sustainable City, Anyway ?



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