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Eco- Beat, 5/29

Is your city killing you? Want to impress Ed Norton and win $20,000? Need a few pointers on how to dupe consumers into thinking your product is eco-friendly? Today’s Eco-Beat has the scoop on all the latest green news and tips.

Do You Live in One of America’s Fittest Cities?
The results are in for the top 45 healthiest metropolitan areas in the nation. A few of the top criteria in the study were: Percentage of people who walk/bike to work, acres of parkland, rate or cardiovascular disease, and diet. And the winner is … Washington, DC? Go figure.
Ed Norton is Judging You
Eco-celeb Ed Norton is on a panel of judges that will determine the winners of the “Green Effect” national contest. Sun Chips and National Geographic are giving five winners $20,000 to implement the big green ideas that most impress the judges.
Jason Mraz is a Solar Fiend
Whether or not you’re a fan of his cutesy, scatting, folk-tinged vocal style, there’s no denying that Jason Mraz has a big heart for the environment. “This year I went full out and went solar – everything runs on solar energy” — even his acoustic-electric guitar.
Greenwashing is Easy and Fun
“Greenwashing” has become an integral part of marketing science. With little more than unbleached cardboard and a hip new font, eco-artist Lunchbreath shows us how to green your product’s image without changing the actual product. Hilarious!
Tesla’s First Recall
Under normal circumstances, a recall is nothing to celebrate. But in this case, I’m willing to take it as a positive sign. In a way Tesla’s first NHTSA recall affirms that it’s a real car company. Cool. It’s also good that the first recall is for improperly torqued bolts, not exploding batteries …

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