Change the Pallet Update: February 2016

So much has happened since our last update, and we simply can’t wait to share the news with you, so let’s get right to it!

First. If you only have time to read one thing, read this: We are pleased to announce that a bill has been introduced in the Oregon House requiring that shipments to all state agencies be handled on 100% recyclable corrugated cardboard pallets, rather than heavy wood pallets. This is groundbreaking legislation and has the potential to be a national catalyst in the fight to lower carbon emissions and save billions of dollars in unnecessary fuel. It has strong bipartisan support as well as 20 cosponsors and counting. But in order for HB 4089 to pass, legislators need to hear from you as well. Please take a minute to sign this petition and let Governor Kate Brown and other state legislators know that this bill has your support!

Second. We are excited to announce that we have updated our website and have a new video! The video was written and directed by Tim Perry, who leads the critically-acclaimed band Ages and Ages. In less than 3 minutes, it seeks to provide some easy insight on how changing the pallet can reduce carbon emissions massively. It also leads people to ways they can take action and provides a link to the aforementioned petition. So watch it, share it, and spread the word!

Lastly, Change the Pallet is honored to announce that we have recently received recognition as a Knowledgeable Partner of the World Bank’s Connect4Climate: a campaign, a coalition, and a community, dedicated to raising awareness about climate change issues around the world. This recognition means a lot to us, as we move forward to create positive change and reduce carbon emissions on a massive scale.