Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bag ban is needed

Pondering how to mitigate climate change is overwhelming, but shifting our cultural habits away from producing unnecessary single-use items made from fossil fuels ought to be a no-brainer. Taking reusable bags to the grocery store is an excellent and painless way to start making a difference. We shouldn't need an ordinance to accomplish this, but apparently we do. Except for the admirable example set by Roxy's, the local grocery stores are not voluntarily forcing the issue, and the majority of shoppers have not changed their habits.

Adopting the plastic bag reduction act is in line with Hailey's stated commitment to sustainability, and will get people thinking about the everyday choices they make. Kudos to the WRHS W.A.T.E.R. Club for caring enough to take action and giving our community a wakeup call.

On Election Day, show up and vote "yes."

Sandy Shaw


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