The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water
Why is bottled water so expensive? That’s the question business editor Derek Thompson of The Atlantic started with. His answer points repeatedly to how much more efficient tap water is, both for our wallets and the environment. Check out the stunning facts he revealed below, and the video from The Atlantic’s “Economics in Plain English”… Read more »

Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13

Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13
The final event in our Breaking the Chains of Plastic event series focuses on consumer plastics, and the hidden, global story these everyday products take through their production, use, and disposal. Sorting through the news about health harm, there can be too much information or not enough, leaving it unclear how to respond. How do… Read more »

NY Times Covers Bag Bans, Just in Time for Bag Ban Vote in California Legislature

NY Times Covers Bag Bans, Just in Time for Bag Ban Vote in California Legislature
“Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?” reads the headline of a bag ban article in Sunday’s NY Times. The piece provides a snapshot of different plastic bag ordinances across the country. The timing is spot on for us in California –  a statewide bag ban is one week away from a critical vote in… Read more »

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June
If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide. We do… Read more »

The Superbowl Ad You Didn’t See

The Superbowl Ad You Didn't See
If you participated in the football festivities this past Sunday, you were one of over 108 million Americans who tuned in for the game – and the big budget ads. There was one commercial that didn’t make the cut, and we think it’s an important one for more Americans to see. SodaStream is a tiny… Read more »