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Plastic Bags: A Menace Within

 
September 17, 2012



If you haven’t heard, plastic bags are on the outs. As a young environmental idealist from Idaho (a surprisingly conscious state, considering its very red loyalties), I was happy as a new resident of Seattle to lend a hand in the recent bag ban fight. I hooked up with a small group located in downtown Seattle aptly named the Fund for the Public Interest just days after my big move. Consisting of about a dozen or so college students and a few graduates, the Fund for the Public Interest has teamed up with some more well-known environmental defenders like the Sierra Club and Environment Washington to bring this pressing issue to the doorstep of the people it directly affects: Washington residents. When I call this initiative a fight, I don’t mean any old scuffle. This blight upon our beautiful bays and scenic seas is a very real danger threatening not only our famous waters (a huge tourism draw), but the entire marine ecosystem...

 
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Welcome to Evergreen, Freshman. I’m not going to ask forgiveness for the title of this article, because it’s the truth when it comes to the wondrous time of O-Week here at Evergreen; you’re meeting new people who feel scared by the isolation of not knowing anyone but have a rush of excitement at this new world. Don’t be afraid. Go hard, young ones. But from my experience of going through two O-Weeks already, I feel it’s my duty to give you some advice on the Do’s and Don’ts of getting through this beautiful time of debauchery and self-exploration. Don’t bring your booze outside to the smokers section next to A building after drinking in your dorm room with your new friends: security and RA’s frequent there and hiding a PBR Tall boy in your chinos just might not work as well as you think. If you feel overwhelmed as to where to sit in the Greenery, just plop down near some friendly faces you’d like to get to know better and...