It seems like the ultimate contradiction—a presumably environmentally-conscious bike rider in Portland, Oregon gets riled up because she can't go through a local fast food chain's drive-through window on her two-wheeled ride. She gets so riled up, in fact, that she fires off an angry tweet and writes a letter on her blog about the whole experience.
McDonald's has come under fire recently, with Greenpeace accusing the company of destroying rainforest lands and the UK Daily Mail claiming that the company is responsible for 29% of all take-out litter in the country. Now McDonald's has fired back with its 2009 Global Best of Green report, which covers the companies sustainable practices in recycling, energy, packaging, restaurants, communications, and more.
For one hour on Saturday at 8:30 PM (whatever your local time), lights in businesses, homes, and landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Acropolis and the Eiffel Tower will go out for the World Wildlife Foundation's (WWF) Earth Hour.
Fast food chains like Burger King and McDonald's aren't known for being particularly healthy, gourmet, or sustainable. It doesn't matter if tomatoes or potatoes aren't in season—McDonald's customers want their fully-garnished burgers and fries. And factory-farm meat, well, that's always in season.