Friday, April 30, 2010

Post-green news

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Since we're supposed to be making every day Earth Day, here's some green news one week after the big eco party:

Now more fashionable than a ladys purse: the reusable shopping bag.
  • Now more fashionable than a lady's purse: the reusable shopping bag.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reports an estimated 13 million plastic and paper bags they believe they've saved between Earth Day 2009 and 20010, by going entirely bagless at every location across five Southwest states. Looking forward, they predict to hit 16 million bags (or 1.5 million pounds) between 2010 and 2011.

Addressing early concerns as to how customers would respond, the company writes:

The world didn't end. In fact, customers seemed relieved. Sales are up. Customers who forget bags are offered a recycled box for their purchases, or a free or low cost recyclable bag.

• The Colorado Farm and Art Market is hosting a "Meet your Farmer" fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 2 at the Margarita at PineCreek. A $30 ($25 for military, $15 for students, kids free) entry fee buys apps from the restaurant, Bristol beers, starters for your garden and access to children's activities, live music and a silent auction.

Country Roots Farm will host its own open house of sorts, called a Spring Field Day, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 23. Farmer Ryan Morris says:

Any and all are invited just to see what is happening on the farm here.

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