Phoenix Lawmaker Introduces New Bill for Green Cleaning

Arizona Senator Ed Ableser, D-Tempe, has authored a bill (SB 1072) which would take great strides towards making school districts and charter schools more green with their choice of cleaning products. The state lawmaker maintains that requiring schools to switch to eco-friendly cleaning products would promote the safety and health of school children. This new bill comes right off of the heels of … [Read more...]

Keep Your Bags Clean While Going Green

The benefits of reusable grocery bags far outweigh those of plastic bags, but only if your reusable bags are properly cared for. The bags are good not only because they can they be used more than once, but they are also easy to clean, durable and convenient. Proper care and use of reusable bags include thoroughly cleaning them as well as proper storage and usage. It’s important to clean your bags … [Read more...]

The City of West Hollywood Passes Ban on Plastic Bags

A new ordinance established by the City of West Hollywood is joining the environmental call towards the ban of plastic bags in an effort to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags that end up in environment. The ordinance is based on the ban that is currently in effect in Los Angeles County, and similar to laws established in the cities of Malibu, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Calabasas. For … [Read more...]

Reusable Grocery Bags Help Save the Environment

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The idea of going green is becoming a sweeping initiative not only for individuals, but for businesses as well. Many consumers are beginning to realize the impact that they have on the environment, both positive and negative, and “going green” is becoming a common lifestyle. More businesses are encouraging consumers to use reusable grocery bags by offering them a discount for each bag they use … [Read more...]

Chicago Seeking To Ban Plastic Bags

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Beginning in November of 2011, Chicago City Council began discussing banning plastic bags in stores over 5,000 square feet in size.  1st Ward Alderman, Proco Joe Moreno is leading the environmental charge.  Chicago is looking to cities such as San Francisco, Brownsville, and Aspen for bag ban advice and success rates. The specifics of the plastic bag ban are still being worked through in … [Read more...]

A Billion Acts of Green® Gears Up For Earth Day

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The Earth Day Network is hosting "A Billion Acts of Green®" in 2012. The goal is to register one billion environmentally friendly actions in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development happening in Rio de Janeiro in June, 2012. At the Rio de Janeiro event, The Earth Day Network will face world leaders to demonstrate that people are willing to stand up and be counted. The … [Read more...]

Earth Day and Reusable Shopping Bags Go Together

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April 22rd is Earth Day, and Earth Day is a great reason to start discussing more eco-friendly practices you can start with your own family, in your home.  Reusable shopping bags provide a great tool to enhance Earth Day activities that might be happening in your children's school already.  We have come up with a few ways your children can focus on reducing, reusing and recycling by using reusable … [Read more...]

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