Currently, here in America, everyone is talking about the flu - seasonal and swine flu. Just this morning I was tracking down locations where I could get vaccinated against the flu. Turns out, here in Northern California, there is a shortage on all flu vaccines, making them very difficult to obtain. There's even an article in Washington Post about the abuse doctors have been t
"House Bill 15, now law with the addition of Governor Markell's signature, calls for virtually all stores that hand out plastic grocery-type bags to customers to accept the bags back for recycling by August first of next year.
Walk-a-thons, charity auctions and other fundraising are often a fun and active way to get your community involved in a cause. Unfortunately, the cost in producing such events does not always allow for the events to be as eco-friendly as the organizers would like. It is nice to the Rochester Cancer Society is doing their part to make their events more "green". Click
The Columbian writer Don Brunell just wrote a thoughful piece explaining the debate surrounding Seattle's bag tax. You may recall that Seattle is the first city in the United States to put a tax on plastic carrier bags to its citizens. According to Brunell, 70% of Seattle's residents oppose the tax. His article focuses on other ways to implement reduced dependence on plastic b