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France is building solar roads + Ben and Jerry’s goes vegan

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Vegan Ben and Jerry's Icecream

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Ben & Jerry’s goes vegan
“Ben & Jerry’s has jumped on the almond milk bandwagon, and have released four new vegan certified ice creams to store shelves. The famous cold confection makers say that the cries of vegans everywhere convinced them to get to work on a line that excluded dairy, eggs, and honey, but kept the fudge, caramel swirls, and cookie pieces we reminisce about enjoying.

That includes Greyston Brownies, an accidentally vegan option already featured in their Fudge Brownie and Half Baked flavours…” Read more on Ecorazzi now…


President Obama Green InitiativesObama to tax Big Oil and spend the money on green
“The United States isn’t exactly known for its mass transportation. In all but the biggest American cities — and even in some of those — the only thing resembling public transit is the school bus.

But in his final years in office, President Obama hopes to change this. Or at least start talking about it…” Check out the full story on Grist now…


Colas Wattway Solar RoadFrance to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels
“Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas’ Wattway solar pavement.

It’s a collaboration between Colas, a transport infrastructure company, and INES (France’s National Institute for Solar Energy), and sanctioned by France’s Agency of Environment and Energy Management, which promises to bring solar power to hundreds of miles of roads in the country over the next five years…” Get the scoop on Treehugger now…


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