Eco-Beat, 10/12

Are you hardcore enough to drive the Cupcake Car? Do you know your celebrity vegetarians? Should you do your business traveling on a scooter? Today’s Eco-Beat has the scoop on all the latest green news and tips.

cupcake car, credit: neimanmarcus.comNice Driving, Cupcake!
Usually, when the word “cupcake” is used on a roadway, it’s followed by a rude hand gesture. With the new all-electric Cupcake Car — available in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog for a recession-friendly $25k — the meaning of the word could be forever changed.
greenpeace protester, credit: Oli Scarff, Getty ImagesGreenpeace Activists Camp Out on Parliament
Protesters spent a chilly night in their sleeping bags on the roof of the Palace of Westminster yesterday, pushing for more aggressive climate legislation. If nothing else, they might have convinced politicos to beef up security. The protesters scaled parliament in about 10 minutes.
Paul McCartney, credit: Gareth Cattermole, Getty ImagesThe Who’s Who of Celebrity Vegetarians
Seeing as October is National Vegetarian month, YumSugar has put together this awesome little quiz to help you waste time at work. It’ll also put your knowledge of celebrity eating habits to the test, if you’re into that type of thing.
business travel, credit: JoF, FlickrHow to Offset Business Trips?
So, your job requires more than a little bit of travel; you can’t change that, and it’s not like jobs are just growing on trees these days. What’s the best way to offset your work-print? Is it better to buy offsets? Or should you spend that money on some green lifestyle upgrades?
Pamela Anderson, credit: Kristian Dowling, Getty ImagesPamela Anderson’s Eco-Clothing Benefits PETA
Pam’s new clothing line may have been panned by critics as Borat-inspired, but at least she’s found a way to use the launch to benefit our favorite naked animal rights protesters. Pamela’s hosting pricey charity fashion shows in Miami and Toronto to benefit PETA.

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