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    July 26th is Ban the Philadelphia Plastic Bag Day: Sign the Petition

    Ban plastic bags in philly and sign our online petition!Today, we’re dishing the dirty truth about plastic bags.

    Each year…

    We’ve all been there: Sitting at a game or park, or walking around our neighborhoods to spot a plastic bag blowing in the wind. Philadelphia has enough litter, and a plastic bag ban is crucial to Philadelphia’s green movement. Plastic bags take 1000 years to break down, they endanger wildlife, pollute our cities, ground & waterways.

    Philadelphia voted and rejected a plastic bag ban in June 2009. Yet, Mayor Nutter has declared consistently that Philly is going to be the #1 greenest city in the US.
    We, Green Philly Blog, were frustrated with this defeat 3 years ago, but decided to unite our amazing Philadelphia Bloggers to address this issue on their blogs, social media outlets and in person. Together, we can reach a wide audience of Philadelphians.

    How can you help?

    • Take 2 minutes and sign your name on our Plastic Bag Petition.

    • Share the petition!
    • Bring your own reusable bag whenever you shop. And just say “no thanks” to plastic. 🙂
    • We’ll do a recap on Friday, July 27th and send the full list to Mayor Nutter, Director of Sustainability Katherine Gajewski and City Council.

    Although this is a crucial step, we know this is step one of our initiative. Don’t worry, we’re not stopping here and will continue to fight for a plastic bag ban in Philadelphia. But we can’t do it without your support!

    Thanks for reading and participating!

    Greening on,

    Julie & Beth

    Thank you to participating bloggers who are participating today (& Visit their sites!):

    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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