It’s in the bag!
In recent years, the controversial plastic shopping bag has been a hot topic among shoppers and environmentalists. Several states have jumped on the bandwagon, banning the single use free bags provided by grocers and retailers. Within these states, each city has its own ordinance governing the plastic bag movement.
The cat’s out of the bag…
According to medicaldailytimes, Austin, Texas is a large metropolitan area that also has determined that plastic bags are harmful for the environment, landfills, and oceans. However, the Supreme Court overturned the ban, citing it as a conflict of state legislation. Rick Cofer is confident in the area’s retailers, encouraged that they will keep the single use bags out of their stores. He decided to be the change he wanted.
Taking out the trash.
Rick Cofer Law enjoys the city of Austin’s public parks and preserves, and reducing waste that finds its way into these parks is something he is passionate about. In fact, he has played a major role in budgeting for the current year’s waste diversion in these parks. Fueled by frustration and a plan, Rick Cofer collaborated with stakeholders to implement change and successfully budgeted the funds for this task force within the city of Austin.
Oops, we did it again.
As a successful criminal defense attorney, Rick Cofer has the education and experience in law; This makes him particularly competent in making change and moving forward as a nation. Perhaps some of the things we thought were great ideas at the time, such as the swedish invention of the plastic bag in the 1960’s, turned out to be quite malignant to our environment. These type of things could not have been foreseen at the time, and like all things we learn from our mistakes. Just as psychiatrists were convinced that electroshock therapy was beneficial for the treatment of everything under the sun, we have since learned that it is torture; and not to mention, absurd.
Rick Cofer understands to his core the need to be the change that you want. He is not someone who accepts unfinished business, so he keeps his challenges few and meaningful so that he can accomplish the tasks he takes on.
Rick Cofer takes it to the bar. The State Bar, that is.
A proud graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in 2008, and standing member of the Austin State Bar Association, and was admitted into the Texas State Bar; Mr. Cofer has served as an assistant County Prosecutor, and defense attorney. He has worked thousands of cases in his career, and taken many before a jury.
Mr. Cofer sponsors being Kind.
His philanthropy doesn’t end with the plastic bag ban, Rick Cofer is also a sponsor for The Kind Clinic; A low-or-no-cost healthcare provider that focuses on sexually transmitted disease, LGBTQ community health concerns such as hormone therapy, and safe sex options for patients. Mr. Cofer sponsored a halloween ball in the fall of 2018 to benefit the LGBTQ community. To know more about Rick Cofer visit medium.com