Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bags for the People

Bags for the People is a non-profit organization that provides people with a sustainable alternative to plastic bags, while spreading awareness about sustainability, community and creative activism.

Bags for the People began with three friends who worked at the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City and wanted to make a positive impact on the exorbitant use of plastic bags that they witnessed each and every day at the market. In an effort to curb plastic bag usage, Bags for the People began doing high school bag-building workshops, parties, and partnerships with arts and environmental organizations in the local community, building the bags they give out for free at the market and beyond.

Please visit the website to learn more about the progress of the organization, the many programs and events and how you can help reduce the use of plastic bags.