Sunday, January 10, 2010
Brown Bag it Everyday!
It seems like every month there are signals of progress East of the River. Just recently the 5 cent plastic big fee was passed by the City DC Council beating out other tree hugger cities like Portland's attempt at eliminating plastic bags!
Four cents go to clean up the Anacostia River and 1 cent to the business owner. I jumped on board 2-3 months ago by sporting my chic khaki cloth colored bag. I get lots of jealous stares at my workplace, on the metro and even in bougie shopping spots like the West End Trader Joes.
I am always proud to sport my Protect the Anacostia resusable bag and then to back it up by sharing that I bike, run and, ehem, drink boiled tap water from the Anacostia River.
Anyway, this is a big step in the right direction, it may take a while for people to catch on but a lot longer for our Anacostia River to be the jewel that it once was.
So get on board and rock your Protect the Anacostia bag or head on over to Giant with a 2010-style Skip the Bag, Save the River!