Posts Tagged ‘D.C.’

Don’t Bag this Idea

posted by Andrew Cuneo

By Andy Cuneo, senior account executive, Washington, D.C.

 

For those not living in the immediate DC area, many lunch goers are now forced to pay a $0.05 sales tax should they ask for a plastic or paper bag to carry their lunch. The move signifies a city-wide push towards a cleaner, greener environment. According to Treehugger.com, the tax will be used by city officials in an effort to increase revenue to combat pollution in local rivers here in the area.

 

Other cities are beginning similar programs, such as this one in Seattle. Brownsville, Texas has taken another route.

 

Though the program in Washington DC was just implemented in the first week of January, many lunch customers around the city have been forgoing the plastic bag in favor of keeping the five cents…and hopefully, the environment in mind as well. In time, with the money headed toward cleaning our rivers and streets, DC will be an even more pleasant place to walk around in.

CR in U.S. Starts with an Eye on Washington

posted by Andrew Cuneo

It’s tough for consumers and businesses to know where to turn when it comes to reducing their carbon emissions. Energy has come to the forefront of the conversation here in Washington D.C. and while there are seemingly endless source options, which ones are the cleanest? To practice corporate responsibility effectively, businesses must keep a watchful eye on where the nation goes for energy and which technologies they should use.  My recent blog posting on H&K DC tech blog, Tech & The District, provides a more in-depth look at the discussions being held here in DC and around the United States.