March 22, 2013
What’s been going on in the world this week? To help you stay up to date on the eco-friendly front, we’ll be providing just a few of the most important happenings in the environmental news world. Keep reading and check out our top five picks.
March 18, 2013 – Bloomberg Launches Largest NYC Recycling Initiative
Mayor Bloomberg is once again taking New York City in a green direction. This week, he launched 30 solar-powered recycling stations in Times Square. Bloomberg hopes to double NYC’s recycling rate to 30 percent by 2017. Read the full story at Prospect Heights, NY Patch
March 18, 2013 – Volkswagen Launching at Least Six Plug-In Hybrids after 2014
The Volkswagen Group revealed after 2014 at least six plug-in hybrids will be launched across it brands. Such cars that we will see as hybrids include the Passat, the Audi, the Jetta and others. Read the full story at Autoblog
March 20, 2013 – Boston Mayor Presents Special E-Waste Recycling Event
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is launching a special electronic waste recycling event this Saturday, March 23 with help from Samsung and Electronic Recyclers International. The event is free and encourages all residents to safely get rid of e-waste. Read the full story at Boston.com
March 20, 2013 – Past Year Shows Increase in Green Jobs
Between 2010 and 2011, green jobs have grown exponentially, according to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Green jobs have grown at a rate four times faster than all other industries combined. Read the full story at Huffington Post
March 21, 2013 – 75 Percent of Apple’s Total Energy Comes from Renewable Resources
Apple’s end goal is to use 100 percent renewable energy for all its needs, and it’s on its way. The company just released its environmental report noting it uses 100 percent renewable energy for its data centers and 75 percent for its overall needs, which is up 35 percent since 2010. Read the full story at TreeHugger
These are just a few, out of many, environmental headlines that have occurred this week. Be sure to educate yourself about what’s going on in the world and check back here every Friday to catch up on eco-friendly news.