Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vote ‘yes’ on bag ban

Thank you to the high school environmental club, W.A.T.E.R., for its free showing of the film "Bag It" last Friday night. The students' commitment to this issue and their energy in trying to improve our world through action is inspiring.

The film was equally inspiring and confirmed my understanding of the need to drastically reduce our society's overuse of "disposable" plastics, whether they be plastic bags, plastic packaging or single-serving plastic bottles and dishes. Each of these plastic conveniences are items used for just hours or minutes but emit toxins into our environment as they're being produced and for the remaining centuries that they exist.

Thank you again to the students and their advisor who have worked to provide so much information on this topic throughout the summer and are now giving Hailey the opportunity to make all of our voices heard on an issue that affects our planet's health as well as our own. Vote "yes" on this November's ballot.

Elizabeth Jeffrey


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