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Michael Blanpied <[log in to unmask]>
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Michael Blanpied <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:52:44 -0500
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At 7:45 PM -0500 1/28/09, Sally Sylvester wrote:
>The team has been busy getting involved in trying to help
>get some legislation passed in the General Assembly.  They
>are going on Monday to talk before the Senate Committee on
>Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources.  Their focus
>this year has been the reusable bag, and raising awareness on
>the importance of switching from paper and plastic bags to the
>reusable bag.  They have held many educational events on this
>topic and even spoke before the Governor's Commission on
>Climate Change.  They spoke on the importance of Virginia
>becoming a national leader in the use of the reusable bag.

Dear Sally,

Great project, about the reusable bags. My family has been big on
those for years.

Even better, we've found, are collapsible crates. This URL shows the
style that we have. We bought two on a lark from Lilian Vernon (of
all places) several years ago, and have been using them heavily since
then. Each box is 23x16x12", and folds flat to 23x16x1.5". We toss
them in the back of the car and use them for all sorts of things,
including the grocery shopping and keeping things organized on car

We get funny remarks from grocery clerks, but they're generally
impressed. They hold a surprising volume and weight of stuff, they're
a lot easier to fill than a bag (which requires holding open as you
fill it), and we've not had one break yet.

Collapsible Storage Box!.shtml

Best of luck at the tournament!

Mike Blanpied
Reston, VA
2006 #4809 Nano People
2007 #1666 Power Bunnies
2008 #5013 BLT--Brilliant LEGO Team

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