Coke’s introducing the “PlantBottle.” Houston’s taking a modest step toward a greener image. Enviros are teaming up with the religious right to encourage climate action on the Hill. Today’s news is exceptionally cool AND green. Read on for more:
- What’s more important than reaching a global agreement in Copenhagen? Scientific American thinks a U.S.-China deal on energy and climate could be just as big.
- America’s oil capital is trying to green up its image, says Green Inc. The city of Houston, home to densely packed highways and headquarters of a number of oil companies, plans to roll out an effort to convert 10 city Priuses (Prii?) into plug-in hybrids, and install vehicle charging stations around the metropolitan area.
- Coca-Cola, the most recognized consumer brand on the planet, will soon start distributing plastic bottles made with up to 30% plant-based material, reports Triple Pundit. I’m feeling a little less terrible about my Diet Coke addiction today.
- At this point, the U.S. climate bill could probably use some divine intervention. Maybe the Scientists and Evangelicals Initiative, a partnership between evangelical leaders and environmental scientists, can convince the Senate to get moving on climate legislation, says the Guardian’s Environment Blog.
- If that doesn’t work, maybe this new study will change a few minds– the findings indicate that a “robust” climate bill could boost the U.S. economy by about $111 billion by 2020 and could create nearly two million jobs, according to GreenBiz.