Noteworthy Green: Car Talk, Rain Barrels, Size Matters, and More...

>> Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check out my latest post at the Green Phone Booth: Car Talk.

Yes, folks, we are a minivan family.

We are also a one-car family, and in the past, I might have argued that the fact that we only drive one vehicle balances out the fact that it is a minivan. But that argument was based on the assumption that our minivan was achieving its optimum gas mileage. It's not.

A 2004 Honda Odyssey should be getting 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, 18 or 19 mpg on average. Last month, our lovely vehicle got 14 mpg.

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And elsewhere on the Internet:

:: Peppermags found the coolest rain barrel I've ever seen, including a built in pitcher.

:: Aiko Schaefer reminds us that climate change is a poverty issue. [via Grist]

:: Newsweek ranks the S&P 500 by their green impact and performance. [via Grist]

:: It's Not Easy Being Green has a great tribute to Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, and Mary.

:: crstn85 is hosting this month's APLS Carnival on Size Matters.

I'm now using Twitter to keep track of my noteworthy green reads. If you'd like instant knowledge of what I find interesting, you can find me on Twitter as consciousshoppr.


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