Enjoy the weekend and check out the latest episode of re:FORM!
Seattle boasts the first organic/fair-trade chocolate factory in the United States.
Theo Chocolate took over an old brewery in Seattle's Fremont district last January. It is a small operation compared to its mega (non-organic) counterparts, which produce the confection for companies like Hershey’s and Nestle.
Theo founder, Joel Whinney, not only wants to pursue the fine art of chocolate, but also wants to improve the lives of cocoa growers around the world.
Theo Chocolate is currently available at retail outlets on the west coast of the U.S., or you can download an order form off of their website. If you're in Seattle, they offer tours complete with tasting samples. (I may have to visit on my next trip back home...)
The list of stalled projects includes one outside Bloomington, Illinois, which would have been the nation's largest source of wind energy, generating enough electricity to power 120,000 homes in the Chicago area."
Not only is it a bit contradictory considering the Air Force is the largest purchaser of renewable power (even though it is only 11% of their total usage), it also begs another question: if they don't want wind, what are they really pushing for?