Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

Editor’s Note:  This was so good, I had to share it.  Teaching students at an early age about plastic pollution is so important! >> Republished from Weedon Bec Parish Council Plastic Bag Free Village News:  School Pupils join the campaign Emilys poster Pupils at Weedon Bec Primary School have been busy learning about the Plastic […]

Students’ Project Reduces Bottled Water On Campus

Students’ Project Reduces Bottled Water On Campus

Water Filling Stations Installed On the campus of Western Washington University (WWU), located in Bellingham, Washington, members of the on-campus club, Students for Sustainable Water just completed a year-long project.  With a grant from Western’s Green Energy Fee, the students were able to secure and install three water refilling stations around campus. Students for Sustainable […]

UC Berkeley Students and Enviro Groups Press For Bag Ban

UC Berkeley Students and Enviro Groups Press For Bag Ban

California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), along with Environment California and organizers of the event, CALPIRG’s Student Chapter at UC Berkeley, held a press conference Wednesday, October 12, on the campus of UC Berkeley. Julia Ritchie, Environment California’s Ocean Associate, stated:  “The purpose of the press conference was twofold.  We wanted to press the City […]

Bellingham, Washington Group Wants Plastic Bag Ban

Bellingham, Washington Group Wants Plastic Bag Ban

Update: BELLINGHAM HAS NOW PASSED A PLASTIC BAG BAN ORDINANCE. See Story Photo Courtesy Dwiki. Licensed Under Creative Commons 3.0. Click for License [/learn_more] A local group in Bellingham, Washington, USA is proposing to ban plastic bags in the city. Bellingham, Washington is located just north of Puget Sound on Bellingham Bay, approximately 50 miles […]

Update From Ian Thompson, SOS Ocean Racing, Australia

PBBR reported last year about Ian Thompson of Australia setting a world record for the Fastest Solo Circumnavigation of Australia. Before setting the world record, PBBR did a story about Ian. What does this have to do with plastic bag bans? Well, Ian set the record to bring attention to the problems that plastic bags […]

Green Bag Lady Eco-Friendly Art Project

Green Bag Lady Eco-Friendly Art Project

Over 14,000 Bags Given Away To-Date In 2008, artist Teresa VanHatten-Granath began a grassroots project against plastic bags. That grassroots project, called Green Bag Lady, is an eco-friendly art project. Green Bag Lady crafts reusable bags from donated fabric – then gives away the bags for “free”. As of this writing, Green Bag Lady has […]

‘Just Bag It’ Project Reduces Plastic Bag Use In Hailey, Idaho

‘Just Bag It’ Project Reduces Plastic Bag Use In Hailey, Idaho

The very first story posted on PBBR in “Grassroots Efforts” was about the ‘Just Bag It’ project in Hailey, Idaho, USA. Elizabeth Jeffrey, Project Manager, reports that the project involved many organizations, including retailers and high school students. The three largest area retailers joined the project at the outset and proved to be a benefit […]

BAGS Across the Globe Team

Ann Savageau’s BAGS Across the Globe project (see story) was completed with a team of students from UC Davis Design Program. Eleven design students and many student interns helped to create the bags, logo, website, and exhibition materials. The BAGS Across the Globe exhibition, ‘Designing To Reduce Waste’, opens in January. These photos help tell […]

ConservingNow Making A Difference For Tomorrow’s Children

Creating Positive and Sustainable, Long-Term Changes ConservingNow.com began as a grassroots effort by a Mom and Daughter team. Experiencing personally how hard it is to remember to bring your reusable bag when shopping, Gayle and Meghan decided to create a static cling as a reminder. The static cling can be put on your car window, […]

Heal the Bay’s 4th Annual ‘A Day Without A Bag’

Heal the Bay’s 4th Annual ‘A Day Without A Bag’

To Be Held On December 16th, 2010, ‘A Day Without A Bag’ will bring early holiday presents to shoppers and provide an educational summit for policymakers.  Nearly 20,000 reusable bags will be given away at more than 80 locations. A unique coalition of major retailers, local governments and regional environmental groups has formed to organize […]