Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 18

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Published on November 18th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

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:

  1. What’s more important than reaching a global agreement in CopenhagenScientific American thinks a U.S.-China deal on energy and climate could be just as big.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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