What if you could “check out” a reusable bag at the store? Michelle Putz, with the Sitka Global Warming Group, talks about starting a “bag library” in Sitka, to encourage people to reuse fabric bags when they shop, rather than plastic or paper disposable bags. From June 3 – 28, the group is collecting bags at Kettleson Memorial Library, in hopes of starting its own collection for loan.
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Group tries to start ‘bag library’ to encourage reuse
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings more
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