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The Green Life: Grapevine

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May 23, 2007


The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, and Sheryl Crow are among the more than 100 artists scheduled to play Live Earth, seven continents' worth of concerts on July 7 to raise awareness of climate change. * Ikea has instituted a five-cent fee for each disposable plastic bag given out in its U.S. stores and cut the price of its reusable sacks; a similar Ikea campaign in the United Kingdom reduced consumption of single-use bags by 95 percent. * Home Depot is introducing more than 1,300 ecofriendly products, including low-flow showerheads and tankless water heaters, in its U.S. and Canadian stores. * More than 100 college and university presidents have signed a pact to eliminate or offset carbon emissions at their schools; the Los Angeles Community College District is already taking its nine campuses off the grid with solar energy.

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