As you get ready to buy your school supplies or your children’s, consider green school supplies. This bundle from New Leaf is a great deal and 100% recycled. Check it out here: https://newleafpaper.s3.amazonaws.com/email_images/bts_bundle_clickable_email_2.html. Also consider not buying new, but using what you already have. That backpack will last a few years or more. Pencils and pens often have more life in them than we think. Remember first to reduce, then reuse, and to lastly recycle. Have a great school year!
Yesterday, I heard a piece from NPR about “green” energy programs that are really propped up on energy credits. The piece was called, Search for Green Power On and Off the Grid. This story is interesting as it details some of the trickery with the word “green.” This is part of a larger series called How Green is it?. Might be worth checking out.
The Washington Post reports that GM promises 230 miles per gallon from its new car, the Volt.
I wanted to share the link to this article from Van Jones, who is the Obama Administration’s lead cheer-leader on pushing the “green collar” economy: Selling Americans on a Green Collar Economy.
I wanted to share this article about a new program in Orland Park. It is from the South Town: Orland Park mayor unveils ‘Smart Living’ project. Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who is leading this effort, was a speaker here at MVCC in May for our Creating Sustainable Communities discussion. (You can listen to the podcast from the discussion here: Creating Sustainable Communities)