Capitol building, Olympia, Wash.

Looks like blue is the new green around here — blue as in sad, that is. In the last week or so, Washington state legislature failed to pass the Transit Oriented Communities bill, “mortally wounded” the cap-and-trade bill, and is seriously considering altering the voter-approved Initiative 937 that would require utilities to seek out more renewable energy sources. Thanks, sucky economy! But before you drown your sorrows in PBR, consider the potential of a “B.C.-to-Baja green highway” or an army of residential rooftop wind turbines. If those proposals can weasel their way through Olympia, that is …

Save it: Read more about Initiative 937, then contact your Senator to share your thoughts.
Vote it: Cast your ballot for a Seattle inventor’s rooftop wind turbine design in Google’s “Project 10 to the 100th” contest.