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Proof Positivity: Coffee Please

  I sure hope one day this is the first thing you read as you drink your morning cup of coffee.     My happy little news blog is a lot friendlier than most news.  The same isn’t true with me though, someone has to write it.  I can’t just sit back praying it gets done.  Nothing gets done when you do nothing.  This morning my news began with “Joe the plumber” in Defiance, Ohio with John McCain.  Joe, by the way, is not a certified plumber.   It makes me laugh because the whole thing seems like a cartoon.  Kind of makes it all child friendly it’s so funny.  That was my morning news and now on with your morning news:


Even Shamu Fights For The Environment

   From shuttles fueled with hydrogen to dinner plates made from sugarcane, the 10 theme parks owned by Busch Entertainment Corporation (BEC) — including Sea World and Busch Gardens — are launching initiatives to tackle some of today’s most pressing environmental challenges in the areas of waste, water, food and fuel.


“Our company is committed to environmental stewardship with our day-to-day business decisions,” said Jim Atchison, BEC’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “It’s not always the easy way or inexpensive way, but it is the right way.”

All of the seafood served to guests and even to Shamu will be purchased from fisheries that promote enviromental responsibility.  This will affect more than 220,000 pounds of seafood and completion is expected by early 2009.


Busch Entertainment Corporation works with the Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Certification Council in providing seafood options.  Both are international, non-profit organizations that promote environmentally responsible fishing, fish farms, processing and food safety.


Partnering with the Rainforest Alliance,  coffee and chocolate will be provided from growers who meet social and enviromental standards.  Making sure food is farmed and harvested in ways that protect wildlife, habitats and people.


Forks, knives, spoons, and even plates will be made from sugarcane with the look and feel of plastic.  These products will be  microwavable, freezer-safe, oil-resistant and capable of handling hot or cold food and beverages … and made from renewable resources.  Who would have thought all that could be done with something we make sugar from.


More than 50% of their waste is recycled including water drippage from air conditioners. 


And They Call It Puppy Love

  Do you remember The Donny & Marie show?  I was maybe four or five and I still remember Donny Osmond had a thing for purple.  I even had the dolls.    Donnie & Marie just signed a two-year extended residency engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas.  If you go you will see a stage production that incorporates singing, dancing, comedy, and  audience interaction.


“It’s so exciting to be in Las Vegas,” says Donny. “It’s been 29 years since we’ve done anything like this and it’s great to not only share the stage once again with Marie, but to be in a location that has attracted so many other great entertainers.”


“The only thing constant in Las Vegas is change,” says Marie. “Entertainment in this city is always changing and evolving. If you look at the headliners, you’ve got Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Donny and Marie–it’s like Vegas sneezed and out came the ’70s.”


5 Responses

  1. What an amazing article (the Shamu one)that blows my mind.

    “Forks, knives, spoons, and even plates will be made from sugarcane with the look and feel of plastic. These products will be microwavable, freezer-safe, oil-resistant and capable of handling hot or cold food and beverages … and made from renewable resources.”

    I would LOVE to see these objects made from sugarcane. How incredible is this. I am going to research this a bit more to see if they who pics of it. Wild, eh?

  2. Here is a site that sells the products http://www.thesugarcanepapercompany.com/?gclid=CPe5gcTv0ZYCFQNvHgodDnLe2w Pretty cool huh? Did you know all kinds of things are coming from an earth friendly attitude? Like flooring is now being made from bamboo which looks like wood but it is actually in the grass family. http://www.lumberliquidators.com/catalog/thumbnail.jsp?ref=By%20Category;274500006&sectionId=2&categoryId=9&subCategoryId=0#ref=By%20Category;274500006&subCategoryId=0&sectionId=2&categoryId=9&remove=By%20Category;274500006&&gclid=CPrugcjw0ZYCFQKaFQodZmD12A

  3. It’s great to see companies jumping on board and becoming more environmentally responsible. Thanks for sharing this article.
    Have a NICE day!

  4. Yes, it is. More and more companies are becoming more enviromentally friendly. Maybe soon the enviromentally friendly way will become more cost effective. That would be nice.

  5. Hi
    I think that’s mind blowing,companies on board becoming environmentally responsible,more user friendly,more reading
    i find on site….

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