Why Are Reusable Bags So Popular?

Reusable shopping bags have become popular because not only are they are a simple way to help the environment, they are durable, generally have a larger capacity, better looking and more convenient to use. Reusable bags can be used for purposes other than groceries. Many people take them to the beach, to school, to work and some even use them as a purse. They can be easily stored in your trunk so … [Read more...]

Chicago Seeking To Ban Plastic Bags

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...]

2012 Santa Cruz Earth Day Festival

On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, the Santa Cruz Earth Day Festival will be held in San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz, California.  The festival is a community event offering booths of educational information, fun activities for kids, a focus on green businesses and live music.  Some of the event highlights are an organic wine garden from Hallcrest Vinyards, electric vehicle showcase, recycled wear … [Read more...]

Save The Plastic Bag May Sue Marin County, California

Save The Plastic Bag has until December 14th, 2011, to file an appeal against the single use plastic bag ban that Marin County, California has been trying to implement since January 2011. Marin County’s ordinance 3553 bans single use plastic bags at grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores in unincorporated Marin county and requires a 5-cent fee on single use paper bags. The county … [Read more...]

Austin City Limits Bag Ban Consideration is Music to the Ears of T.C.E.

Paper or plastic is a question that may not be asked again soon in Austin, Texas. The Texas Campaign for the Environment is applauding the consideration as both a common sense forward thinking solution for the environment and sound fiscal policy. The recent consideration of plastic bag bans in Austin is a trend continuing in Texas with Brownsville being the latest example earlier this year. TEC … [Read more...]

A Billion Acts of Green® Gears Up For Earth Day

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...]

The National Mall in Washington, D.C. to Host Earth Day 2012 Event

Earth Day is April 22, 2012, and the Earth Day Network is hosting a day long event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  The purpose of the event is to "Mobilize The Earth and demand a sustainable future."   The event is open to the public and is free.   Sting, John Legend, James Cameron, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and many other public figures will be attending to show their support of the many … [Read more...]

Earth Day and Reusable Shopping Bags Go Together

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...]

Five Ways To Be Sexy and Green

Being sexy with a heart of gold will make you even more sexy.  Going green is the new sexy, so with this in mind, here are five ways you can pick up your game environmentally and get noticed. Use reusable shopping bags.  You never know who you are going to meet in the grocery store, so not only do you want to pay attention to your clothes and appearance, you want to be a leader in your … [Read more...]

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