Archive for June, 2011

Bagged at Target
June 30, 2011

Have you heard about Target’s recyclable bag policy? If you bring a reusable bag to the store, Target will give you a 5 cent discount for NOT using one of its plastic bags.It seems like a good idea to get people thinking about recycling. But it seems like Target employees are missing the point. I recently walked to a Target near my house, pushing my son in his stroller. At the check-out, I told the clerk I didn’t need a bag because I could just put my purchases in the bottom part of the stroller. Then she refused to give me the 5 cent discount because she said I wasn’t using a recyclable bag. What??!?

Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks this is crazy.


Which Family Deserves a Free Home Energy Makeover?
June 4, 2011

Well… they’re all deserving… but only one can win! And you get to choose.
Click here to read about the families and cast your vote.

The folks over at Thirty Green and Gary Parr on KSEV are pooling contractors to overhaul one home. The goal is to cut their electric bill in half by making the home more energy efficient. The winner may get a new AC, hot water heater, windows… all sorts of stuff. Vote now and tune into KSEV 750 AM today at 2pm. I’ll be on the air with Gary talking about the contest and the finalists.