Wear a tee with “virgin” scrawled across the top and you might garner some attention—or cynical stares. Either way, that’s the point, because below those bright, bold letters is smaller type that reads: [virgin] plastic is what most shampoo and conditioner bottles are made from and they add to over 25% of waste in landfills. Not sexy. (But a decidedly sexy stance, no?)
Made entirely of recycled bottles, these long and short sleeved tees and tanks are by Alot to Say. Created using a no-water printing process called “air dye,” the manufacturing of these sweet shirts requires up to 70 percent less energy and produces zero hazardous by-products. To top it all, every tee is created and manufactured in the U.S., with a percentage of profits going to eco and political charities.
$35.99 a pop at http://shop.alottosay.com/.
New England states will be amping-up rail service under an ambitious plan that taps into federal stimulus cash to revitalize some sleepy burgs like Springfield, Worcester and Manchester. New rail lines will connect communities both big and small – from Montreal, Boston and NYC to academic towns like Burlington Vermont and Amherst Massachesettes, in what is now called the ‘Knowledge Corridor.’ If you’ve ever taken Amtrak from Worcester to New York City via freight tracks, you know this rail upgrade is much needed. Good stuff.
Is there a “Muck Monster” in the waters off West Palm Beach? Speaking of Florida, judging by the state’s glut of foreclosures and short sales it would appear the industry that is ‘over development’ may have run its course. Sometimes you have to actually make a product to create jobs, as opposed to attracting new residents with low taxes, cheap housing and destroyed wetlands. (more…)