Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tsunami Debris Waking Us Up – by Rebecca Mayer

“Sometimes it takes a tsunami to remind us what our legacy will be if things don’t change. Plastic is forever.” Stiv Wilson of the 5 Gyres Institute reports on the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami March 11, 2011, for Outside … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition to Save our Waters! by Rebecca Mayer

Sometimes we need legislation to move us toward radical action.  Even by introducing a petition, movement begins toward awareness around an issue, prompting future change. This is why we are excited that today the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Environmental … Continue reading

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BANNING STYROFOAM…About Time? – by Rebecca Mayer

I admit it.  I am not always perfectly plastic-free.  After a busy day teaching yoga, I picked up some lunch on the way to the Bag It office. Suzanne Beraza, Bag It‘s Director, looked up with a smile that quickly … Continue reading

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Recyclables to be Labeled – by Rebecca Mayer

Many of us are confused about recycling.  Is this orange juice container recyclable?  And which bin should it go into? There is usually no straightforward answer.  Recycling guidelines vary based on where you live and what the standards are for … Continue reading

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