Green News Round-Up: February 27-March 2

Hey y’all! It’s time for our green news round-up from the week! It’s a chance to catch up on some serious (and some fun) issues happening in our country. Hopefully you will love these organizations and causes and choose to help. If not, at least you know what people are talking about when you’re at the bar tonight!

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We’ve got food (and wine) on the brain. So here’s an article we found about how local farming will aid America’s job creation initiative from Treehuuger.

The new all-electric Nissan Leaf became available in all 50 states yesterday. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come!

A new bat species was discovered this week. Also, a six-legged giant insect.

Confused about gas prices and what politicians say? Here’s an article that breaks down Obama vs. the Republicans’ views.

And just in case you were depressed about the gas thing, here’s a video of a baby sloth in a onesie to cheer you up!

Though it seems superfluous, I really wanted to mention the Charleston Wine + Food Festival that is happening this weekend. It’s going to be so much fun and we can see how the chefs around town are innovating with locally-grown ingredient practices.