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Do We Need to Use (and Discard) So Many Plastic Bags Each Year?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

Meg Scharf UCF Forum columnist Much of the time I hate plastic bags. Although they can be useful, they also can be a messy nuisance and an ecologica...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama suggests re-routing the controversial Dakota Access pipel...

Vote the Ocean this Election Season

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

I firmly believe in the idea that each and every one of us can make a concrete difference in the health of our ocean and coasts. When we work together...

Power of One

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Photo credit: Woods Wheatcroft After the fun and adventure of summer, the fall season is a time to get back to our routines of work and school, and ...

Grandmas Use Discarded Plastic Bags To Make Beds For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty

WPSD Local 6: Your news, weather, and sports authority You might not think much of those plastic shopping bags you’ve been hoarding in the kit...

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Peter Ryan, University of Cape Town and Coleen Moloney, University of Cape Town A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South ...

A Plastic Smog Is Smothering Our Oceans

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Plastic poses a major threat to our marine environment, ecosystems and marine life. It's now being found in seafood that can eventually land on our plates.

Donald Trump Poop Bags, My Cartoonist Dad And Me: Rethinking How We Pick Up After Dogs

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

In the 1970s in New York City, dog poo was a whole to do. A campaign to clean up the streets of excrement began when Fran Lee, an Upper West Side activist, started drawing attention to a purported link between feces on sidewalks and child blindness.

Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory...

Sustainability Is More Than Recycling

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

A dozen years ago sustainability was an uncommon word, and was used occasionally to describe anything that would maintain over time. Then the term gained new meaning as increasingly scientific studies were published with data relating to climate change and its impact on our planet.

Plastic Shopping Bags Will Soon Be History Everywhere in Africa. Here's Why...

John-Paul Iwuoha | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
John-Paul Iwuoha

Photo credit: Prestonbot/Compfight Last year, I was in Cameroon (central Africa) for a series of seminars on entrepreneurship and small business. W...

How to get people to stop using plastic bags? Punishment and Donald Trump poop bags

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

In NYC, the City Council is about to vote on a bill that is designed to change a typical New Yorker's behavior: bringing home groceries in so-called "...

Why All New Yorkers Should Support the Bag Bill

Letitia James | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Letitia James

As you read this, chances are you've already used one today. Lightweight, durable, and convenient, plastic bags have become a staple of commerce -- so ubiquitous that most cashiers and shopkeepers usually don't even ask if you really need one.

Dr. Chad Nelsen on Saving the Nation's Beaches: "We Love These Places"

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

The Foundation's goal of protecting 100 percent of the nation's coastlines has grown beyond a California dream.

Pro Surfer Stops Sea Monster from Reaching Beach

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.27.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Ocean Trash is a modern day, scientifically documented Sea Monster. The photos are not fuzzy. Anyone with a camera can capture images of this beast o...

Morocco Moves To Ban All Plastic Bags

HuffPost Morocco | Sara Elkamel | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

Morocco is witnessing a small environmental revolution. Six years after banning black plastic bags, the country’s government has set its sights on b...

Powerful Lobbying Groups Want to Make Sure You Keep Using Plastic Bags

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

In Georgia, we have been victorious in deterring powerful outsider groups from interfering in our local politics and stopping important legislation. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. One of the best ways you can make a difference is by starting at home and implementing a family policy of the 4 R's -- Reuse, reduce, recycle and refuse!

Minimalist Plastic Bag Fee Shockingly Does Not Cause Panic on High Street

A. Siegel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
A. Siegel

We will not 'solve' our societal problems and adequately address climate change with incremental changes like (confusing) 5p charges on plastic bags. Yet, we will not "solve" our societal problems and adequately address climate change without such incremental changes.

Read This and Never Forget Your Reusable Shopping Bag Again

Rodale Wellness | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

We've all been there: You get to the front of the grocery line with a shopping cart full of food only to realize that the reusable bags you intended t...

3 Simple Ways to Help the Environment

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

The first Earth Day was an inspiration. On that day in 1970, 20 million people turned out to demand the protection and restoration of the earth, air, water, forests, natural lands, and species that support, sustain, and enrich every aspect of our lives.

Who Should Make the Rules?

David Morris | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Who should make decisions affecting the health and safety of our communities? Who governs? Conservative Republicans in Texas are split on the question.

Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green

The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s off...

Why The Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Might Be Put On Hold

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green

The nation’s first statewide plastic bag ban will not go into effect on its summer start date if signatures submitted by the ban’s opponents Monda...

10 Advances for the Environment I'm Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Margie Alt | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

There's a lot to be thankful for -- from historic progress on climate to groundbreaking environmental laws that can serve as a model for the rest of the nation. Behind each of these accomplishments was grassroots activism, engaged citizens, and committed individuals who just didn't give up; and it's that kind of people power that I'm most grateful for this holiday season.

5 Reasons Why I'm Celebrating California's Plastic Bag Ban

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

The vast majority of the oceans' surface is polluted with plastic particles, 80 percent of which was trash on land that washed out to sea. These plastics may get broken down into tiny pieces, incorporated into glaciers, or swallowed up by animals, but they never really disappear.