After being introduced last June by Rep. Deborah Hudson and a bipartisan coalition of legislators from the Delaware House & Senate, House Bill 202 is finally getting a hearing! The House Natural Resources Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 4th to discuss HB202, the bill to reduce plastic pollution in Delaware. The committee hearing will be held in the House hearing room in State of Delaware Legislative Hall. Please attend to show your support!
Working together with BringYourOwnBag Delaware (BYOB) and other partners, we have a unique opportunity for schools, groups and individuals to be part of the solution when it comes to plastic pollution! On April 23rd we will cohost a Guinness World Record attempt. Delawareans will build the world's largest ever bag made only of "single-use" plastic bags.
Thanks to dedicate Sierra Club members like you and allies from hundreds of other conservation, fishing, boating and animal rights groups; businesses; coastal towns and even the US military; the Obama administration announced this month that they will not include any lease areas off the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. in the five year drilling plan for 2017-2022!
From the Delaware State Senate Republican Caucus email newsletter:
The Greater Hockessin Area Development Association (GHADA) and Sen. Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) have organized a public meeting for residents concerned about the discovery of groundwater contamination at an active dry-cleaning business in Hockessin.
It will be part of GHADA's monthly meeting, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., at the Hockessin Memorial Hall, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike.
Dirt!, Free Film Screening
Thursday, June 12th from 6-8pm
The Meadow at Newark Natural Foods, 280 East Main St. Newark
Join Delaware Sierra Club & Newark Natural Foods Co-op for a screening of the inspirational movie, Dirt!
Check out a trailer for Dirt! at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPcuwOOGqY
The National Drug Take Back Day event is on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with 32 collection sites located throughout Delaware. This event gives the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications.