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Some recent news stories supporting the Greening of the Puget Sound region:

1. Sound cars about to get plugged in
Driving: Federal project aims to build electric charging corridor
From McClatchy’s Tacoma News Tribune.

2. OLYMPIA: Learn to cut carbon footprint
“Learn how to calculate and reduce your household carbon footprint at a Cool Thurston Campaign cafe, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, in Room A of the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia.
Register for the event by contacting Barb Scavezze at 360-878-9901 or barb@scavezze.com or Jennifer Kenny at jennifer kenny@gmail.com or go to www.coolthurstoncampaign.ning.com“.
From The Olympian.

3. THURSTON COUNTY: Survey of trash, recycling begins
“Thurston County Solid Waste and Pacific Disposal/LeMay are conducting an online customer survey on topics such as bi-weekly garbage service, collecting glass and other solid waste service questions.
The survey can be found at www.wheredoitakemy.org and is geared toward Thurston County curbside customers outside Olympia.
Participants in the survey, which ends Oct. 31, will have their names entered in a drawing for a years worth of free trash and commingled recycling service,” from The Olympian.

4. Electric car industry pulls in for quick charge at Microsoft
“A recent report claims only 7 percent of the vehicles on American roads in the next 20 years will be electric-powered.
Representatives of two of the nation’s largest companies scoffed at that notion during a conference today in Redmond.
Microsoft is hosting The Cascadia Center’s Annual “Beyond Oil” event which is attracting major and minor electric car manufacturers and related companies.
Ford was there to unveil its first all-electric car,” quoting KING-5 TV News in Seattle.

Posted by Steve on October 26, 2009 at 6:28 am | Permalink

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