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February 13, 2006

Eat here now

If you find yourself in New York City, grab a pastry at "Birdbath," an eco-extravaganza of a bakery in the East Village. It's a marvel of green design--and the organic cookies, scones, and muffins are every bit as good as their cousins at City Bakery. (I can't say the same for the croissants, unfortunately.) The new spot doesn't sell CB's signature hot chocolate, but it does offer strong organic coffee for just a buck a cup. And with the huge pastries going for a reasonable $2 each, it seems like this little store is out to prove that organic doesn't have to break the bank.

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February 9, 2006

Evangelicals build enviro street cred

Prominent religious conservatives got on the pulpit yesterday about global warming, supporting cap-and-trade legislation that Bush has repeatedly opposed. As Plenty reported in a Feb/March feature, the growing movement of "Creation Care" is encouraging evangelicals to show some 'spect for God's green earth. (They're also the ones who came up with "What Would Jesus Drive".) But this is the first big public campaign in which these green evangelicals have faced off against the White House--and their position threatens to divide the conservative Christian community. Could eco-issues--gasp!--erode Bush's political base?

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