Chicago just got a little greener. The city approved a ban that will stop grocery stores from offering plastic bags for customers. The proposal was backed by the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and passed in a 36-10 vote on Wednesday.
Nat Turner was a teacher in New York when the plight of the lower 9th
ward in hurricane ravaged New Orleans moved him to drive a blue school
bus there. Nat turned the ruin of a grocery store into an alternative
school for at-risk youth. While teaching his students he pays them to
grow food, which he sells to local restaurants to support the school.