Saturday Green Links – 5/14
I’m sticking with mostly local news this week—there’s a lot going on.
- City of Boston exceeds greenhouse gas reduction goal – Boston Globe. The city reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 9%.
- Salem coal-fired power plant to close in 2014 – Boston Globe. The plant is closing rather than spending the money to meet new environmental regulations.
- Solar company warns it may close – Boston Globe. Evergreen says the Massachusetts plant can’t compete with cheaper manufacturing in China.
- New Bike Map From MAPC – Boston Biker. More bike lanes are being added all the time, so an updated map is a good idea.
- Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision – League of American Bicyclists. A $20/month IRS commuter benefit has been available since 2009, but Berklee definitely doesn’t take advantage of it.
- Davis Square Yogurt Co-op – Boston Globe. I’ve never made yogurt myself, but I’d love to learn.
- Breakfast Baked Eggs in Half Pint Jars – Food in Jars. A variation on the mini quiches I’ve tried.
- Organic Coupon sites – It’s Not Easy Being Green. I also may be too disorganized to take proper advantage of this, but it’s a good resource.
- Companion Gardening – Green Phone Booth. I planted tomatoes and basil together this year because of this chart. I wonder if it’ll make a difference.
- These Come From Trees Sticker. I’d love to put these up at Berklee and see if it actually makes any difference.
That’s all for now. As always, if you find anything interesting this week, send it my way.