Many of you have heard from me since the L3 Austin member retreat last April. Personally, I have become passionate about the reduction of single-use plastics, particularly plastic bags. I have volunteered to lead an initiative of L3 members who share my concern for the environment. We know that many of you are interested in working on environmental initiatives in your communities and many have seen the film BagIt!, which motivates one to take action. As you have likely seen in the news, the momentum for banning plastic bags at the local level is growing and there are now dozens of cities across the country proposing bans.
If you are interested in doing something about this in your community, please let me know and we can work on it together. We have close ties to the BagIt! Organization and will have their support, including a comprehensive toolkit, public film screening assistance and materials, and one-on-one consulting and advice available through their Policy Director, Emily Utter. I am proud to lead this initiative for L3 and welcome your envolvement if you have a desire to do so. It will leave a lasting positive impact on our environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about what it takes to get started, please email me at the address on my profile.