Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Monday!

Just a few quick links of interesting things we'd like to share...

Healthy Home Tips for Parents
The Environmental Working Group posted some very practical advice for parents on easy ways to create a healthy home. Check it out www.enviroblog.org!

TV Ads Make Kids Fat
Not much of a surprise, a new study shows a link between children's weight gain and fast food advertisements on TV. Check out the New York Times Article!

Four eco-tips for the frugal student
Green LA girl recently did a sustainable living workshop for the University of Southern California. She posted a wrap up of her presentation on her blog www.greenlagirl.com, check it out!

Recycle!
Kind of cool, this website quickly takes you through the process of what happens to your recyclables once you place them in the bin. Check it out at www.explorethecycle.com!

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Blogger Ballona Paul said...

While a fairly good (animated) explanation of the recycling process, doesn't clarify that materials like plastic are not truly recycled but instead molded into other products. Too often, "recycling" is mixed up with "reuse" and has become a poorly-defined, feel-good means to apologize for corporate waste. Coopportunity has been a leader in some related areas and could educate shoppers about the costs of "recycling" and addressing perceived/real limitations to reuse, e.g., State health codes re. bringing one's own containers to the store for use. The Coop could also do more re. products such as only selling rechargeable batteries, at checking lines first asking shoppers in they brought their own bags, displaying reusable shopping bags right at the check out lines, and more.
-Paul

December 9, 2008 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Co-opportunity said...

Hi Paul,
Thanks for your comment and suggestions. We're constantly trying to think of new ways to reach & educate our customers so we appreciate the ideas.

December 10, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

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