Tag: plastic bag tax

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 25

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Hey! It’s Cool Green Morning time:

  1. The next wave of oil spill clean-up technology: robots. (Green)
  2. Edible green curtains are showing up on one company’s buildings, and also on plates in corporate cafeterias. (GreenBiz)
  3. A new survey shows that in 2009, Americans used more wind and solar power– and less coal and gas. (YaleE360)
  4. Climate change denial seems to be spreading among one particular political party. (CleanTechnica)
  5. As of last week, there is no such thing as a free plastic bag in Mexico. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2010

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Yeah, it’s April Fools’ Day, but these five links are no joke. Serious green news ahead:

  1. “Climategate” investigators say that the scientists behind the emails did not manipulate data or undermine the peer review process (YaleE360).
  2. This is a new one: How to recycle concrete. (GreenBiz)
  3. So why exactly is Obama giving a thumbs-up to offshore drilling? (The Vine)
  4. In just one month, Washington, DC’s five-cent plastic bag tax significantly reduced bag usage and raised $150,000 for Anacostia River cleanup. (Treehugger)
  5. A new report says that central African gorillas could be extinct in as little as 15 years. (Scientific American)

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.

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