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Hawaii Bans Plastic Shopping Bags
2012-05-19 04:15:26

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Perhaps because of their proximity to what has been dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Hawaiians have voted to ban the use of plastic shopping bags throughout the state by 2015. This month, Honolulu County became the final county in the island state to ban the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags at shopping centers. Voters also approved the ban of paper bags that did not contain at least 40 percent recycled material. Officials said the 2015...

2011-06-02 14:12:00

In the news release, You Voted! Garnier to Donate $100,000 to Clean Water Charities, issued today by Garnier over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "The donation is part of a larger Garnier partnership with EarthShare established in 2010 to proudly support and promote a cleaner, greener future," rather than "The donation is part of a larger Garnier partnership with EarthShare - an environmental organization established in 2010 to...

2011-06-02 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Garnier announced today that it will donate $100,000 to clean water charities. The donation marks the culmination of an online program in which Garnier asked consumers to vote for the environmental cause they care about most passionately. Clean Water was the program's clear winner, receiving 52% of the votes, followed by Recycling and Sustainability with 36% of the votes, and Urban Greening with 12% of the votes. The donation is part of a larger...

2011-05-23 13:54:00

MODESTO, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that when asked to grade the current state of our beaches, a majority of American beachgoers chose a mediocre 'C'?(1) According to a survey conducted by Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, Americans are concerned about the condition of their shorelines. To help remedy this, Barefoot Wine proudly announces the fifth year of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a partnership with the Surfrider Foundation - a grassroots,...

2011-05-11 16:30:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to raise awareness about our local New York City environmental organizations, Sprout Watches will host a beach themed day on Sunday, May 15th from 12 pm to 5 pm at the 423 West Broadway pop up shop to benefit the New York City Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/NY00623 ) "Our pop-up shop has provided us with a great opportunity to bring awareness to local organizations and make as direct...

2010-05-28 07:23:00

MODESTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The summer season is quickly approaching and that means Americans will soon flock to the beach. To learn more about the habits of beachgoers, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation commissioned a survey as part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a partnership to keep America's beaches "barefoot-friendly." Below is a summary of the survey's top findings: #1: The Battle of the Beaches Which U.S. coast has the best beaches? It was a...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.