ConservingNow Community Change

Women of Green and

Posted on Tue, 08/09/2011 - 09:25

One of the things I love about Conservingnow is the instant sense of community that you feel when you are on our site or our facebook page.  I love that often before I have a chance to answer a posted question or comment, a community member does.  It is so important as we have so much to learn from one another.  We really do say that we are all in this together and never before h

Small Victories!

Posted on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 12:22

Kroger announces a 180% increase since 2007 in plastic bag recycling!  We are making a difference!  Sure we would like to see everyone stop using plastic bags all together - but hey, we are thrilled that if a consumer has to take a plastic bag, more and more they are recycling it!  This proof that as we all become aware of the toxicity of plastic bags, we are all changing our hab

What about plastic bags?

Posted on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 12:16

A community member recently forwarded us this article - with her statement that she was shocked not to see plastic bags mentioned in the article!  Its a great article and certainly, we will applaud any small steps towards a more sustainable business model - but it does seem interesting that plastic bag recycling wasn't mentioned.  Is it that plastic bag recycling is already commonplac

Bag Ban Fails in Oregon

Posted on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 09:43

Its always a sad day when a ban or, frankly, any measure to limit the use of plastic bags fails.  Its obvious consumers want limits (or credits for their reusable bag efforts) and its always surprising when industry and big business feel differently.  Its nice to read that cities are planning on taking action, even where statewide action has failed.

Chestertown, MD Goes Bag Free!!

Posted on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 12:58

At the end of March, we were contacted by the Mayor of the Town of Chestertown in Maryland.  Her town was getting ready to vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags and she was looking to partner with on an educational campaign for the town's residents.  Her idea was that our clings would be an important component in helping change plastic bag habits!  We obvi

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Conservingnow!

Posted on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 21:08

We were recently contacted by the Sustainability Task Force at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta.  With Earth Day approaching, they were looking for a way to help further their message of "Do One Thing Differently" to their employees.  Last year, Sutherland gave each of their employees a reusable bag.

OMG! What an amazing organization!

Posted on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 10:44

I have said it before and I will say it again!  I love, love my job!  Everyday is a new and interesting day whereby I get to meet incredible people who are passionate about the environment.  More often than not, these are average people with an extraordinary commitment to the planet.  And in most cases, these are people who are caring for our planet as their second job or ho