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Taxing for Green Behavior?

Written by | March 31st, 2010

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The District of Columbia’s tax on plastic shopping bags has generated $150,000 in revenue while cutting the number of bags handed out by city establishments by 85%. Do you like using taxes to nudge people toward green behavior? How else should government and society be encouraging a deeper shade of green — if at all? Leave a comment below.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 26

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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Today’s top 5 green news stories online:

  1. Can an energy-harvesting soccer ball reduce kerosene use in Africa? (Green Inc.)
  2. Wind power is on the rise… last year the industry grew 39 percent, despite the economic downturn. (NY Times)
  3. Just a 5 cent tax on plastic bags can make people bring their own to the grocery store. (The Vine)
  4. Twenty years later, the Exxon Valdez oil spill still lingers on Alaska’s beaches. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Could a ‘green’ industrial revolution — think electric cars and renewable energy — save Michigan? (The Daily Green)
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