Oakland resident Beth Terry is one of the nation's leading experts on living plastic-free. What she's done over the past five years is pretty damn impressive, and now she's written a book to share her story and tips. She's a local leader and a nationally recognized "activist blogger," and I think we should all take a minute to listen to what she has to say. Granted, my Express profile only scratches the surface; if you're interested in reducing your plastic use, pick up a copy of her book. It's great. And the best thing about this story? Her plastic suit that we convinced her to wear for our cover.