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Earthly Pursuits. Companies with green business plans won't want to miss verde.com, a new site set to launch this Saturday (Earth Day), featuring news and tips on eco-
friendly lifestyles, travel, recreation, gardening, health and healing. Parent company Verde, Inc. plans to build an entire media organization around its green philosophy,
including a product testing lab. Joining the new venture as managing editor is John McManus, former San Francisco bureau assignment manager for CNN. Pitch story ideas to him at
415/439-8383 or jmcmanus@verdemedia.com.