Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Ninety Two.

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Any of you guys watch Discovery Channel’s Planet Green? If so, what do you think? Every time I turn it on there seems to be ads for toxic cleaners and giant gas guzzlers on the screen. Some of the shows are OK, but it’s still kind of disheartening. Anyway, on to the news…

Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights , including the right to marry , should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8. Yet another reason to buy Apple computers. Bravo, guys and gals. We will get them next time…

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order last week, ordering preparations to cope with rising sea levels due to global warming. Sea levels rose 7 inches during the 20th century in San Francisco, according to Schwarzenegger’s executive order. Yikes.

A recent study performed by JATO Dynamics revealed something that we’ve already known for quite a while know: the U.S. car market is ‘half’ as green as its European and Japanese counterparts when it comes to CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The analysis conceals that while American consumers haven’t changed their car-buying habits, their Japanese and European counterparts are moving towards more ‘eco-friendly’ cars.

With the demand for organic foods free of harmful additives and chemicals growing bigger every day, many companies are stepping up to the challenge and introducing organic snacks that can be taken on-the-go, without sacrificing the health benefits of eating organic and natural products. What follows is a brief list of great organic snacks that you can take anywhere.

We can read report after report on how dirty energy development threatens wildlife across the West–but sometimes it helps to see it for ourselves. That’s why I want to encourage you to check out these new short videos from National Wildlife Federation’s Our Public Lands website. These videos share personal stories and images of how the current pace and practices of oil and gas extraction threatens the livelihood of people and wildlife across the Rocky Mountain West.

And finally, thanks to my friends over at greenUPGRADER, I will leave you with this:

Have a great weekend everyone!

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