Be a BABE
I heard recently about a group of students at Kwantlen, a local college, who are trying to convince city council to impose a $0.15 tax on plastic bags in grocery stores. So far, they’ve not had much success, but I think they have a great effort going. They’re calling their campaign “Bring a Bag Everywhere” or BABE. They have a LiveJournal, but it hasn’t been updated since June.
Whether or not they will be successful will depend, I think, on our civic election in November. This would be a great campaign promise for someone to pick up on, because our current mayor will never go for it.
Here’s my charge to my readers, now – if you aren’t already, become a BABE. It’s a simple change to make to your lifestyle that will add up to a huge effect on the environment. I typically either carry a massive bag (the cloth bags Lululemon gives out work great!) or tuck a canvas tote into my purse, so that I can turn down plastic bags as often as possible. Adam and I try to keep our canvas grocery bags in the trunk of his car, so that we can hit the store without bringing home thousands of bags that just sit under our kitchen sink, being useless, until we throw them out.
Be a BABE and give a little love to our planet. It deserves some Valentine’s love, too!
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