Hello dear friends, and thank you for checking out my Birthday Wish! For my birthday on July 31st, I'm asking my friends, family, and colleagues for a special gift: help me raise $800 for COARE to help us say, "Enough with the plastic already!" I chose COARE as a recipient because it is deeply involved in a number of plastic reduction campaigns and conservation efforts, and has helped pass…
UPDATE (26 August 2012): Thank you!!! As a result of your calls, your e-mail messages, and your letters, the Governor was inspired and encouraged to reject Senate Bill 3442. We encourage you to thank the Governor for taking a stand for the environment. For more information about the Governor's action, please visit our press release: …
Nearly three quarters of the earth is covered by ocean, and changes to the marine environment have…Read More
A message from our Executive Director asking for your help to reduce our consumption of single-use plastic.
You can stop the bag monster. . . . Tell Governor Pat Quinn to VETO SB3442 today! (phone: 217-782-0244)
The Illinois Senate officially rejected yesterday a motion to override the Governor's veto of SB 3442!
Yesterday Governor Pat Quinn rejected Illinois Senate Bill 3442, which would have disallowed bag bans throughout most of the State of Illinois!
Visit our full press release here: http://www.coare.org/news/ilbagbill-veto/
Toronto imposed a fee on plastic bags to reduce usage, and the city wanted to declare that effort a success.
If it's such a success, why would it make sense to put an end to the campaign? That's what the Mayor wanted to do.
However, after the bag fee was repealed Councillor David Shiner…Read More