As spring starts to creep into the valley, many of us begin our spring cleaning rituals. As you clean out your closets, look for clean reusable bags and put some into your car to take in with you when you shop. Sustainable Crested Butte is hoping to fill the “Bring One Take One” bag container in Clark’s Market in Crested Butte. We are accepting donations of clean cloth bags. When you shop in some stores look for our Boomerang Bags which are stylish and tough. If your reusable bags stay at home or in your car instead of going to the store, you are not alone. In the United States we use about 100 billion plastic bags per year. The average reusable bag has a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 plastic bags. Make a habit of always putting your bags back in the car after unloading your purchases, and keep your bags visible, so that they go in to the store with you. Sustainable Crested Butte encourages Gunnison county residents to “Be the Change”.