Here's a great story from Connecticut (gotta represent for my sweetie, yo) about a new Vespa owner.
What could have been the ubiquitous high-gas-prices-boost-scooter-sales news story was actually spun with a little more thought. There is even a section on some non-scooter related things one can do to green up their lifestyle. My favorite:
Plant more gardens and less lawn. The fertilizers used to make lawns "perfectly" green can seep into the groundwater. By planting multiple natural gardens in your yard, you'll get peace of mind and lots of beauty all around.