Tuesday, March 1, 2011
2005: Launched for Earth Day at SunFestival Southwest, the project was inspired by the number of bags one family estimated they saved from the landfill by reusing their own cloth bags for grocery shopping.
2006: In honor of Earth Day, Pollution Solutions helped launch the Roots & Shoots National Reusable Bag Campaign, inviting over a thousand groups to unite in ridding our communities and our world of disposable bags.
2007: RFH Roots & Shoots was selected to present Pollution Solutions in the Regional Showcase at the National Service Learning Conference, where Jane Goodall was the keynote speaker.
2008: With a grant from the Arizona Recycling Coalition, we presented the program to 5,000 youth during summer programming at all the Phoenix Public Libraries and Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) programs. In part due to our efforts, a new bill also was entered into the Arizona State Legislature proposing a retailer tax on plastic and paper bags.
2009: RFH Roots & Shoots leaders traveled to Florida to accept an Environmental Excellence Award. With funds from the award, we continued giving presentations and distributing reusable bags at locations such as REI.
2010: The last of the Pollution Solutions bags were distributed as part of the Phoenix Country Day School's annual Earth Day event in 2010, our third year represented there.
Today, we see reusable bags commonly used everywhere and are pleased and grateful to have played an important role in this movement!
Monday, October 4, 2010
A Story About Shopping Bags
A Story About Shopping Bags (teen version, created by our Roots & Shoots youth leaders!)
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
nonprofit that teaches students valuable technology skills, provides quality refurbished computers to schools and non-profits around the state, and benefits the environment by diverting old equipment from our landfills. A classic win-win-win situation that fits well with our philosophy at Resources for Health.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Monday, June 2, 2008
At schools, afterschool programs, festivals, expos, farmers' markets and more, we provide 100% cotton reusable shopping bags for the young and young at heart to decorate and make their own. Anyone can make a difference, without radical lifestyle change, without a huge investment, just by carrying your own reusable shopping bag!
At the same time, we tell "A Story About Shopping Bags." Did you ever wonder how a plastic bag is made? Or where it goes when you are done with it? How many trees are cut down each year to make paper bags? We've got answers for you!
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Sunday, June 1, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Visit www.bagcentralstation.com and enter your zip code to find a participating store near you!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
We are still looking for more green business and nonprofit sponsors to help keep Pollution Solutions financially sustainable. Please email us to learn more about becoming a 2009 Pollution Solutions sponsor!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Of course, even if microorganisms can biodegrade plastic faster, they do not address the pollution created in the manufacture, transport, and disposal of plastic bags. Reusable bags are still the way to go! But thank you, Daniel, for providing hope that the plastic bag mess that already exists can be addressed.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Astori Financial Services
Cold Stone Creamery Frank Lloyd Wright & Thompson Peak, 85260
Changing Hands Bookstore
Downtown Phoenix Public Market
Scottsdale Cat Clinic
Peace Love and Dolphins
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter
RFH Fitness Counseling