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San Mateo County supervisors unanimously passed a county-wide ban on single-use plastic bags on October 23, 2012. Now the twenty-four individual cities who signed onto the ban are passing their individual ordinances to begin implementing the bans, on their way to making the region one of the most advanced in plastic waste prevention in 2013.
We could cut carbon emissions at practically no cost by getting people to turn off their engines while texting or picking up pizza. Help Chapter Activist Shelly Gordon get Palo Alto to approve and distribute ‘no idling’ signage. Read on to see her essay and contact Shelly to help.
Two years ago, Chapter staff member Megan Fluke Medeiros said to herself: “Wouldn’t it be great if we were all working together to make our cities more livable.” The result has been a series of public forums attended by a Who’s Who of the city planning and environmental community. Read Megan’s report.