If you're trying to start a plastic bag ban in your town, Center for a New American Dream is hosting a free webinar Sept. 23 that will show you how to organize your community behind the cause. Leaders from the plastic bag reform movement will discuss how to get started, how to build public support, and how to navigate the related legislative and legal issues, with a special look at successful initiatives in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
Guest speakers include Jordan Parker of Bring Your Bag Chicago, Chris Kibler with the Department of Energy and the Environment in Washington, D.C., and Jennie Romer of PlasticBagLaws.org.
Since 1997, Center for a New American Dream has been raising consciousness around the devastating social and environmental impacts of our hyper-consumer culture by drawing connections between consumption and quality of life. Their mission: to improve well-being by inspiring and empowering all of us to shift the ways we consume.
"Bag the Bag" will begin at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST Sept. 23. To register, go to http://act.newdream.org/page/s/bagthebag2015.
To join Center for a New American Dream's Unbottled Water Campaign, and download your free step-by-step guide to help your community breaks its bottled water habit, go here.
Here's a great earlier post about How to Ban the Bag in Your Town, with links to other city ordinances, tool kits and a map of successful bans in the U.S.