The Green Wrap-up 11.April, 2013

Arizona-based solar company First Solar saw its biggest ever one-day jump — a whopping 45-percent increase — on Wallstreet Tuesday after announcing that its revenues and earnings will far exceed expectations, partly due to its acquisition of new solar technology.
The average cost of repairing a hybrid vehicle is falling even while typical repairs on conventional vehicles get more expensive because of higher parts and labor costs, CarMD says.
Texas has had a solid reputation as a “red” state where pickups and cowboys are the norm since the Nixon era. Yet the Lone Star state has a lot of green credibility too, and Elon Musk is trying to entice Texas lawmakers with the possibility of opening a second manufacturing facility that could, potentially, build an all-electric pickup truck.
Gardening is a fantastic activity that everyone in your family will enjoy, especially your children. It is the perfect way to spend several days a week working together outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Gardening is also great for instilling a sense of responsibility, cooperative learning and excitement in your child. Not to mention, when all is said and done, you are left with a beautiful bounty of fresh, organic foods that your family grew together — and will enjoy eating together.
If you enjoy a good cold one every now and then, or if you’re a hobby brewer, you know that clean fresh water is critical to a good beer. Water makes up 90% of that brewski; the very best hops and barley won’t make up for poor water quality. So, while there are more important reasons for celebrating the success of the US Clean Water Act, when you’re enjoying a well-crafted beer, it’s hard to think of them.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): Great beer is definitely a clean water initiative that I can get behind! A couple of the breweries mentioned in the article – New Belgium and Sierra Nevada, are among the leaders in sustainable brewing. Companies like these are doing their part to conserve water without sacrificing quality.

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