Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 14

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Published on May 14th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

Did you peddle your way to the office this morning? Or do you telecommute? Maybe you’re a recent grad and don’t work yet? Whatever your M.O., we’ve got a story for you in our round-up of top enviro news stories.

  1. It’s Bike-to-Work week, so it’s perfect timing for the inauguration of North America’s largest bike share program — welcome to Montreal’s new Bixi bike-share system.
  2. Public relations spending by opponents of cap-and-trade legislation is high – $76 million to be precise, and that’s just in the first quarter of 2009, reports Environmental Leader.
  3. A new report says the growing use of electric gadgets like cell phones and laptops could become a problem — they already represent 15 percent of household electricity use and, if trends continue, this could triple by 2033.
  4. Climate policy wonks have reason to be hopeful: democrats reached agreement on several key elements of the Waxman-Markey bill, which means the bill could soon  pass through the Energy and Commerce Committee. The Vine explains the deals. 
  5. With graduates facing a tough job market this year, you’ve got to wonder if a “green” degree helps or hurts. The first class of students at Arizona’s School of Sustainability just graduated, and Andrew Revkin interviews the school’s director about what it means to study sustainability.
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