Going green

CN&R celebrates Earth Month with a package of eco-themed stories

Happy Earth Month! Now what? Before you let April pass by without a second thought to the environment, look around and check out all of the local efforts to keep our region pristine for future generations.

In celebration of Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, we’ve put together a collection of stories highlighting the green work of local people and agencies in our Green Issue. You’ll read about the big efforts: the newly efficient B-Line transit system, the largest solar water-heating system in the state, and the health of the forests surrounding Paradise Lake. But you’ll also see how one local man’s craftsmanship is making music by keeping junk out of the landfill.

This issue also marks the fifth anniversary of the CN&R’s weekly environmental section, Greenways, which has strengthened the paper’s commitment to being the go-to source for environmental coverage. This week, the section features the work to bring the international Transition movement to Chico. There’s more eco-coverage throughout the paper, as well. Happy Earth Day!