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Hey, Let's Stop Being Idiots, Okay?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Valerie Alexander

In Los Angeles, since Jan. 1, we've been struggling to overcome the horrors of the Great Grocery Bag Upheaval. To sum it up: Our leaders have banned plastic grocery bags altogether and now require shoppers to pay for paper bags. Oh, the humanity!

It's the Best and Worst of Times for a Shopping-Bag-a-Holic

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...

The Country That Bans Plastic Bags

Tom Carver | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Tom Carver

When you suffer a genocide as a people or a nation it can empower you to achieve extraordinary things. It gives you a rare, not to say unique, opportunity to start again.

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

Posted 05.25.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: When you’re out shopping, and you haven’t brought your own bag ...

Plastic Bag Bans Push Consumers To Use Paper, Making Cities Reconsider Ban

The New York Times | SABRA CHARTRAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three years ago, San Francisco was the first city in the country to ban the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag, but it was quickly followed by Palo Alto ...

I Came, I Saw, and Life Goes On

Charles K. Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles K. Williams At the current moment I am typing away in a resort hotel because my flight was delayed until midnight. I am in no way c...

Telluride Poised To Charge Fee For Disposable Grocery Bags

The Watch Newspapers | Karen James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TELLURIDE - The details are still very much in the making, but the Telluride Town Council during a worksession on Tuesday voiced unanimous support for...

Halloween? Bah, Humbug!

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy festive holidays as much as the next person, but we eco-freaks can't help ourselves from sucking the fun out of things, particularly when it comes to harming children.

I Have Enough Eco-Friendly Bags Now

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

How many resources, I wondered, did it take to create all of these? And what if I got one with every purchase? How many real bags equal one plastic bag?

A Second Look At the NYTimes Science Section's "10 Things To Scratch From Your Worry List "

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We have heard of climate deniers and chemical industry defenders, but now John Tierney of The New York Times joins the ranks of the Everything Deniers...