Green News For The Weekend Volume 338

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Just got back from a train trip to NYC. I love traveling by Amtrak because it gives me a chance to get disconnected for a few days. If you ever have a chance, I highly recommend it! On to the green news from the last week…

Couple who had been growing their own food for 17 years forced to stop because it isn’t “aesthetic” Meet Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll. They live in Florida and have been growing 80 percent of their food in their front yard for nearly 20 years. Now, their community has ordered them to rip out their gardens or get fined $50 per day. Why? It’s “inconsistent with the city’s aesthetic character.” Ugh. Unbelievable what nuts are on city councils.

A Consumer Guide for Boycotting Factory Farms: Part One Want to know how to avoid buying the meat of animals that were abused and treated like crops before their “harvesting”? Then you need this guide. There are plenty of reasons to boycott factory farms, including the top two: your health and animal welfare. But really, the only way to feed the world and restore climate stability is to restore efficiency to our food system.

Tesla Model S tops Consumer Reports annual satisfaction ratings No surprise here, at least not to me. Model S customers remain the happiest of any automaker, with surveys receiving a top score of 99 out of 100. The next “most satisfied” owner group was for owners of the Porsche Boxster, with 95 percent out 100.

Wind Energy In Iowa Cuts 8.4 Million Tons Of Carbon Pollution Per Year Well, that’s certainly some good news. I know that every time I cross Iowa I am amazed at how many wind turbines and wind farms there are; they are everywhere! Turns out, they are making a difference as wind energy generation in Iowa avoids more than 8.4 million metric tons of carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking 1.7 million cars off the road.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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