Are you worried about your Cinco de Mayo’s impact on the environment? Why is Google getting into the goat business? Is your mayor fighting the good fight for the environment? Today’s Eco-Beat has the scoop on all of the latest green news and tips.
| How to Verde Your Cinco de Mayo
It’s Cinco de Mayo and, quite obviously, the number one question on everybody’s mind today is: Can I recycle a beer bottle with a lime wedge stuck inside?
|Google Harnesses Goat Power
No, Google’s powerful servers aren’t being powered by goats on treadmills. The livestock is actually a part of Google lawn maintenance plan. They’ve hired 200 goats to clear the brush around their Mountain View HQ.
|Is Your Mayor in the Green 15?
To lead a city down a path of sustainability, you’ve got to have a seriously green-leaning captain. Grist put together a list of the 15 most eco-conscious mayors in the country. Did yours make the list?
|Anderson Cooper Wins Hero Award
Conservation International is honoring Coops and the rest of CNN’s Green team the with Global Conservation Hero Award for their work on the awesome series Planet in Peril. Way to go, guys!
| Honda Chips Away at Prius Domination
Look out Prius, the new Honda Insight is coming at you like a spider monkey. The Insight’s first month in the US saw sales of 2,096, while Prius sales were down 61.5% from last April. I’m going to ahead and assume that those figures are somewhat linked.
Green in a Flash:
- Broadway’s got its first ever LEED-certified theater!
- The grey wolf has officially come off of the endangered species list.
- GM wants to sell Saturn and all of its awesome upcoming hybrid models before 2010.