Perdue Salutes Opening Of Green McDonald's Eatery

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is offering her congratulations for efforts to bring energy-efficient construction into the mainstream.

Perdue visits a McDonald's restaurant in Cary on Tuesday which has met standards for environmentally sustainable construction. A spokeswoman says Perdue wants to see the innovations in place at a North Carolina business.

The restaurant uses insulation made from recycled blue jeans, tubes in the roof that admit and diffuse natural light into the store, and uses water-saving plants native to the region.

McDonald's franchise owner Ric Richards says the restaurant is one of just three in the U.S. network of the world's largest fast-food chain that have been built using the green construction principles.


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  • by william Location: rocky mount on Jan 12, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    Snake please get back on your medication. The new health care bill should take care of it.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jan 12, 2010 at 01:35 PM
    Remember this governor and the truth can not be in the same room at the same time. Not enough room for both apparently.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM
    P.S. I should have added that my ultimately my parents divorced, and my Father took care of me and my siblings. He cooked many a wonderful meal for us kids. He often grilled on the weekends, made homemade ice cream, made from-scratch spaghetti sauce, took us hunting, so we knew where food came from, taught us how to clean game, and treated us to an occasional pizza or steak dinner out on the town, after a long day's work in the yard/house. We appreciated those treats, but more importantly, we have designed our lifestyles around Dad's examples. McDonald's might be okay once in awhile, but it is not a great 'lifestyle' choice for everyday. Get smart; eat smart; pass it on.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    William, put tin foil on your head, the mother ship is coming tonight at McDs at midnight. Bring koolaid, they like koolaid, strawberry. Pass code; "ya want fries with that?"
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    Okay, I remember that in the '50's-60's, McDonald's made burgers smaller/real beef. We only got them for special outings, not everyday because of our Mom being too tired or inconvenienced. In that time era, many women chose to go to work/college and leave the drugery of cleaning/childcare, etc...and get out of the house. I know that for a fact, as my own Mother did that. She is barely a memory today, for me. If today's women would choose a simpler lifestyle, i.e. smaller home, economy car, leave out the pedicures/manicures/hair salons/tatoos/piercings/credit cards, and be content with less, learn to be frugal at the grocery store, and cook meals that are healthier, there would be no story here. If people used fast food/restaurants like they were intended to be used(special), we wouldn't have obese, hyper-active, sluggish, picky-eating children. They would be grateful for what Mom & Dad placed on the dinner table. We ate it, or went without back then; course, that is 'unheard of' today.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:46 AM
    McDonald's, McD's, McDee's, Mickey D's, or perhaps McDon's I should say is still full of disgusting food and whether it makes Americans fat, whether it's ecofriendly, or liberal friendly, or whether they try to save up or not, it does not matter. That place has gross food and you wont ever see me or my wife ordering anything there if it's under our control.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Jan 12, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    We're all responsible for the state of the planet and it's too late to turn back. We may be able to make a slight difference for the future but the earth is already irreparably damaged. The "green movement" is just chest thumping now.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 12, 2010 at 09:47 AM
    Jim and J, McDs has always supported liberals in this country, thats whey queen liberal Bev endorsed them. Well, 26 years later, I still have not bought anything from McDs. Look up "Food and Water"......that will tell you about their upper management.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 12, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    billions & billions of violations toward the environment doesn't compare with building a few eco friendly restaurant buildings. What about the long term damages to human beings consuming hydrogenated oils from french fries and processed meats with chemicals & artificial flavorings. McDees' plays a big part relating to high costs in health care. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancers & other diseases are linked to eating foods like McDee's serves. Trash in trash out. You are what you eat.
  • by brainwashed on Jan 12, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    I applaud her for applauding this new McDonalds. This alone has won my support for her in the next election.
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