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Eco-Friendly Territory

Jul 31, 2008 05:00PM ● By Super Admin

We all love to surf the Net, and if you have five hours to kill and no responsibilities, we say have at it. Unfortunately most of us don’t have access to that much leisure, so put your Web surfing skills to better use in maximum time. The El Dorado County Library has made it easy by posting a weekly list of links to various online sites that speak to current issues and pressing concerns. These days that means a dramatic rise in gas prices, inflation, recession woes, you name it. At press time, the site, called “What’s Hot on the Internet This Week,” has links to several media-rich Web pages and stories, the likes of which include environmentally responsible tips, current eco-statistics, information from Edmond’s green car guide, news about alternative energy resources and fuels, an automotive study about green vehicles, energy statistics and ways consumers can find relief from high gas prices and rising energy costs. Did we mention that the information comes with the convenience of accessing it from the confines of your comfy living room? Of course you are always welcome to surf the Net at the library. As good as that bit of news is, it actually gets better. You can also look up past environmental news via the library’s “Hot List” archive, which houses and catalogs up to four months of past “What’s Hot…” Web pages. With so much information available (literally at your fingertips), offers a helpful code to prioritize it all. A “Go” arrow is the library’s way of indicating a helpful site, while a checkmark references a site chock full of information especially pertinent to local residents. So get caught up on your summer reading with the help of the El Dorado County Library, online at

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