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Good on ya, Pepsi….

It appears Pepsi is making strides in the plastic bottle arena. Check out this article in the Huffington Post…Kudos!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/15/pepsico-plant-based-bottle_n_835883.html

Europe is always ahead of the game…

“While American cities are synchronizing green lights to improve traffic flow and offering apps to help drivers find parking, many European cities are doing the opposite: creating environments openly hostile to cars. ”

http://tinyurl.com/5upcr3r

South Carolina Top 10 for LEED- certified Projects in 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2010 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with 25 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2010, with Nevada being the leading state, with 10.92 square feet per person in 2010.

 Other top states include New Mexico, New Hampshire, Oregon and South Carolina; all with more than three square feet of LEED-certified space per person.

 The top LEED states per capita
1 Nevada: 10.92 sf
2 New Mexico: 6.35 sf
3 New Hampshire: 4.49 sf
4 Oregon: 4.07 sf
5 South Carolina: 3.19 sf
6 Washington: 3.16 sf
7 Illinois: 3.09 sf
8 Arkansas: 2.9 sf
9 Colorado: 2.85 sf
10 Minnesota: 2.77 sf

 “Using per capita, versus the more traditional numbers of projects, or pure square footage, is a reminder to all of us that the people who live and work, learn and play in buildings should be what we care about most,” said USGBC SVP of LEED, Scot Horst. “2010 was a difficult year for most of the building industry, but in many areas, the hunger for sustainable development kept the markets moving.”

 For the full list of LEED-certified projects visit: https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8784

 To read more: http://www.usgbcsc.org/site/?p=2268

Can Sustainable Farming Feed the World?

Interesting article by New York Times food columnist and healthy food-cookbook author, Mark Bittman ….

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/sustainable-farming/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Costco Stops Selling 12 Imperiled Fish Under Pressure from Greenpeace

Costco is the latest retailer to acknowledge the overfishing of our oceans and cease selling certain species of fish.  For a comprehensive consumer’s guide to sustainable seafood, go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s website …. www.montereybayaquarium.org … and MBA also has a great iPhone app!

http://www.walletpop.com/2011/02/25/costco-stops-selling-12-imperiled-fish-under-pressure-from-green/