Here’s a loss I hadn’t thought about before: because of Hurricane Ike, more than 238,000 acres of trees were lost or damaged in 29 Texas counties, which prompted Half Price Books and Keep Texas Beautiful to form the Replant Texas initiative. Their mission is to buy and plant trees to replace those lost in the storm. How can you help? If you buy one of these cute, environmentally friendly, reusable tote bags for 98 cents, HPB will donate 10 cents from each sale to the cause. In fact, HPB has already promised a minimum of $15,000 to kick off the program, and proceeds will be deliverd on Earth Day 2009. I ask you: when was the last time you bought something good for less than a buck?