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.
May 23, 2007
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