Maybe it’ll be ok after all

Just when I start to lose hope that we can do enough to the planet from complete environmental destruction, there’s good news that helps me feel better, at least for a little while.

This week, Florida and Colorado helped me out. Florida is building the nation’s largest collection of solar panels, which will be equivalent to taking 25,000 cars off the road each year. An enterprising Colorado couple started a concept called “Agriburbia” in which suburbs are developed in conjunction with farms that support communities with hyper-local produce. And speaking of food, the misleading Smart Choices food labeling program is being abandoned by big food-product companies who tried to make processed food like Fruit Loops seem healthy.

And closer to home, a New Orleans man sets out on a quest to save the city’s oak trees and prove that, indeed, one person can make a difference. Read more on his blog.

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