Saturday, May 29, 2010

Call to Action: Help California Ban Plastic Bags!

I watched this darling little girl play in the waves yesterday with her mother and could not help but think how different the world she lives in will be if we do nothing to stop corporations from polluting our seas, our water, our land, our air, our nation.

What California does, the rest of the country follows. "It's like the U.S. is in the Stones Ages when it comes to caring about its citizens," Jared Blumenfeld, Director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, told the authors of Slow Death by Rubber Duck (reported page 60). "Laws have started to emanate up from the grassroots. Once action happens in a few cities, it's taken up by the California legislature. And then California is big enough that it can affect the national debate."

Beth Terry, at Fake Plastic Fish, brings word of chemical companies suing the cities in California that wanted to ban plastic bags. So, this week the debate moves to a larger arena. Please take a moment to tell friends/family in California and forward Beth's post which lists specific ways to get legislators to ban plastic bags. This is an issue that affects us all. Please take action now!