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says: "Before I read your newsletter, I never realized I was
helping to support environmental disgraceland. Now, I'm all shook
up. Thank you. Thank you very much."
Now that Elvis has left the building, it's time for our next contest...(scroll down)
becomes Better World's largest Fleet
Car sharing is a cool twist on car rental, giving you on-demand access to cars by the hour or the day whenever you like. More
SUVs Out of Fashion in Paris
E-Magazine reports that Paris' city council has passed a resolution calling for a ban of SUVs within city limits, effective at the beginning of 2006. Paris has been run by a Socialist/Green coalition since 2001. Municipal leaders must decide to keep the proposal in an overall plan to reduce the city's gridlock.
Paris' government has been proactive in setting aside special travel lanes for buses and bicycles. Planners hope to reduce the environmental impact of Paris' traffic congestion even more by keeping out those vehicles that pollute the most for no functional reason. Just like everywhere else in the world, SUVs are more popular than ever in Europe, and currently make up about five percent of the French auto fleet.
THE CORPORATION--A Film Funded by Renewal Partners, a Better World Shareholder (And aren't the investors more important than the producers or director?)
"Better than Farenheit 9/11!"-Michael Moore
This film analyzes the very nature of the corporate institution, its impacts on our planet, and what people are doing in response. More about the film
Special This Month: Veggie-Fuel
Members of the following biodiesel co-ops and groups are eligible for a discount off a new Club membership. They're doing great work, so check them out!
Area Biofuel manufactures biodiesel from locally recycled waste
kitchen grease. They intend to improve the standard of living by meeting
the power needs of society in a sustainable fashion by building and operating
a biodiesel plant in the Bay Area.
Fourth Dimension Fuels is a small southern-Arizona based business dedicated to expanding public access to renewable, clean-burning fuels. Beginning in 2004, they will offer biodiesel at a public pump in Oracle, AZ. http://www.fourthdimensionfuels.com/
The GoBiodiesel Cooperative is a non-bureaucratic, open-source clearinghouse for all things biodiesel. The Portland, Oregon based co-op is creating a processing system which will convert waste vegetable oil (WVO) into usable fuel. http://www.gobiodiesel.com
Tacoma Biodiesel Cooperative
is a group of 15 families, all of whom are fueling one or more vehicles
at our single fueling facility. "The shed" is in the alley of
the home of a member family, at which there is a solar-charged battery-powered
pump and storage capacity of approximately 550 gallons of vegetable oil-based
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) - If you're road-tripping this summer, chances are you'll end up at one of those nondescript highway rest stops that serve mainly juicy burgers, greasy fries and syrupy soft drinks. But the way food gurus Nikki and David Goldbeck see it, travel is no excuse for eating badly. More
As Oil Industry Delivers Message, "Your Money or Your Life...style!", California Drafts Regs to Reduce Global Warming, Increase Fuel Efficiency.
In 2002, with AAA refusing to lend its support, California passed the first-in-the-nation law cutting tailpipe exhausts linked to global warming. The California Air Resources Board has released a proposal for cutting statewide carbon dioxide emissions 30% over the next decade by requiring automakers to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles. More
ATVs--Unsafe At Any Speed?
The Natural Trails
and Waters Coalition is trying to alert people to the dangers of All Terrain
Vehicles. They are currently highlighting a report by Dan Rather
Are Your Feet Too Big?
The Earth Day Network and Redefining Progress have developed a tool that measures how much land and water is needed to produce the resources that each of us consume and to dispose of the waste we produce. Answer 13 simple questions and calculate your ecological "footprint".
Confessions of an Electric Car Driver by
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