Target Celebrated Earth Day by Distributing 1.5 Million Eco-friendly Bags

Target Corp celebrated Earth Day by giving away 1.5 million promotional reusable bags in all its outlets on the 22nd of April. The company also provided guests with easy and sustainable solutions, plus more than $50 as savings if they purchased sustainable products throughout the month of April. This awesome saving scheme can be received in any Target store or a limited-time website. According to … [Read more...]

Free Reusable Bags In Santa Cruz December 15th

On Thursday, December 15th, 2011, Save Our Shores will host "Bring You Own Bag" day in Santa Cruz County.  John Leopold, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, will hand out custom reusable bags from 4-6pm at Mi Pueblo market in Watsonville, theCapitola Mall, Live Oak Market, Scotts Valley Market, and Kmart in ScottsValley.   John Leopold is personally going to encourage the use of reusable grocery bags to … [Read more...]

Leatherback Turtles Seen In Monterey Bay

The Leatherback turtle is an ancient reptile that has existed, almost unchanged, since before the dinosaurs.  A small group of Leatherbacks travel the Pacific, from as far away as Papua New Guinea  looking for jelly fish on the Central Coast. 
 They arrive in late summer, early fall, along the California coast. The number of Leatherbacks were higher this year in California because the number of … [Read more...]

Convenient Ways To Wash Your Reusable Shopping Bags

We are all hearing about the importance of washing our recyclable grocery bags to prevent bacteria from forming, and there are a few good suggestions out there on how to do this effectively.  Soap and water removes up to 99.9% of bacteria, but some recycled shopping bags are a little too fragile to be thrown in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry. One creative suggestion is to add … [Read more...]

Creating Good Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle Using eco friendly reusable bags is all about establishing a habit of using them.  We all want to be environmentally responsible, but taking the steps to become environmentally responsible takes motivation and will power initially, until it becomes a habit.  There are some steps you can take to begin the … [Read more...]

Portland, Oregan Plastic Bag Ban In Effect

Portland, Oregon's ban on plastic bags at major retailers went into effect October 15th, 2011.  In grocery stores throughout the city, consumers will need to bring their own eco friendly reusable bags.  Plastic bags will still be available in the produce sections, but not at check out stands. The city of Portland wants to remind citizens that if you are purchasing meat products and produce … [Read more...]

Walla Walla Washington To Host Best Bagger Competition

On October 26, 2011, Walla Walla Washington will be hosting their local Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by the Washington Food Industry Association.  The competition will be held at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, in Spokane, from 3-5 PM.  The winner of this competition will go on to compete nationally in Las Vegas in February, 2012.  The national championship of the Best Bagger contest is … [Read more...]

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