Wednesday, September 17, 2014

City Hall Activists

Fifth Graders, accompanied by Johanna and Polly, testify  about a potential $.10 fee on plastic bags to the City Council.

"Plastic bags cost way too much money," Micah Abrams-Tweed, a student at Brooklyn New School told a room full of students, reporters, advocates and council members in City Hall's red room. "They cost New York City $10 million just to bring to the landfill."  Link to full article

Later students go back to debrief Anna.  They discuss the complexities of the issue and the impact of a tax on New Yorkers of all incomes.

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