So this week has been full of Earth attentive activities. More and more we are seeing everything in a greenway. For some this may be new but I grew up in Oregon where green is just a way of life. I can never remember a time in my growing up years without a bottle bill, recycling newspapers, separated garbage. To show you what Oregon is doing and in particular how far Portland has come, just read a quote from our Mayor Tom Potter.
"We have solar-powered parking meters. Our overall recycling rate is 63 percent. We passed a biodiesel ordinance for gas stations ,are considering a carbon tax, and are creating bike boulevards. Even with recent frowth, we've reduced our carbon footprint by one percent, while the rest of the nation has increased by 16. How's that ?"
Next time you are in Portland take a fun ride on our lightrail system. I literally entertain my children for hours riding from place to place all over the metro area.