Thanks to the early and lovely Spring weather and the abundance of green markets, thinking green has been easy for us in NYC. But no matter where you live or what the weather, Earth Day is a great yearly reminder for the little things all of us can do to make our carbon footprint a little smaller. My personal favorite (and one of the easiest) changes to make is the switch from store plastic bags to reusable shopping bags. I know I’m guilty of forgetting to carry mine along, but now with a bag like the MP Organic Cotton Tote, the problem has been solved. Even the small size is spacious enough for all your daily necessities plus whatever you need to pick up at the store on your way home. The large size is perfect for weekend shopping trips and those who like to stock up on groceries in one go. Grab yours now, before these limited edition bags are gone!
Whether you want to start biking or have been riding for years, the NYC Department of Transportation’s 2010 map is an essential resource for the numerous bike paths this city has to offer. Download the map here, or use their site to plan a bike-safe route.
Named the 8th friendliest bike city by Bicycling Magazine, New York continues to earn the recognition it deserves for the efforts of its pedaling population. Criteria included “smart, savvy bike shops” and a “vibrant and diverse bike culture,”Â all elements New Yorkers have been enjoying for years. With the support of transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the ever-growing biking community, we wouldn’t be surprised if New York jumps even closer to the #1 spot on the next list.
For everyone in the Minneapolis area, head over to AAA Travel Store. Featuring a great selection of Manhattan Portage bags in store (and in their commercial!), AAA Travel Store is located at 5400 Auto Club Way, Minneapolis, MN 55416.
Looking for an excuse to buy an MP bag? We’ll make it easy – purchase more than $60* worth of items on www.manhattanportage.com this weekend, and you qualify to receive a complimentary Sue’s Tote Bag. Just type “SPRING” in the comments box during checkout and let us know which color you want. But don’t wait too long to order – this rarely seen promotion ends Sunday, April 4 at 11:59pm EST.
*Before taxes and shipping.