The folks at Keep Virginia Beautiful win our “innovative use of plastic bags in a pinch” award. At the organization’s booth at Richmond’s Earth Day Festival, contestants were invited to step up and shoot a basket, plastic bag style.
“We basically set up a hoop, made a basketball out of plastic bags and asked for $1 donations for three shots,” said KVB’s Dawn Neher. “Winners walked away with a canvas Walmart bag.”
For the 10th year, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Education hosted Earth Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee. It was great for A Bag’s Life, which celebrated its one-year “birthday” at the event.
Area students who attended learned about our environment and some easy ways to protect it.
At the Easy As One station, students learned how to pack a waste-free lunch and other easy actions kids can take to protect air and water quality, conserve water and reduce waste.
A Bag’s Life buttons will be haute couture before, during and after Earth Day 2011, as our friendly bag icon makes the rounds in Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, where yours truly will celebrate my one year birthday! Partners will be handing out A Bag’s Life magnets and tip cards too, in locations that include the following festivals and events:
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will host the second annual Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival April 23 at Fort Macon State Park in Carteret County.
The event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the new Coastal Education and Visitor Center, 2300 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. Admission and activities are free.
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), through ongoing efforts to encourage the public to participate in environmental protection at home, school and work, will hold its annual Earth Day at the Capitol on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
(Richmond, VA) – April 8, 2011 – A silent cinema spoof featuring two squabbling teenage girls with big ideas on recycling and a short flick about a happy-bag-turned-sad-sac have each been named grand prize winners in the A Bag’s Life video contest for Virginia high school students.
A superhero out to combat waste, an animated talking grocery sac and a fashion report featuring haute couture are among three of the top vote-getters so far in a statewide Virginia high school video contest promoting recycling and reuse of plastic bags. Online voting ends April 3 at 5 p.m. in the A Bag’s Life Video Contest, which will award two top prizes of $1,000 each.
Everyone, it seems, is looking for ways to reuse what’s on hand.
Enter the simple plastic bag. Recycling your plastic bags is one way to give them a second chance. You can drop them off at a store that takes them back and viola! your plastic bags are repurposed into benches, patio decking, crates and flower pots.
And at home there are endless uses for plastic bags. Here are a ideas for reusing plastic bags that we've found from searching the Internet.
Recycling those plastic bags in North Carolina just got a little easier with a campaign called A Bag's Life.
The campaign was launched Wednesday at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.
The goal is to get people to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic bags. With the launch of this program, people in NC will now have access to over 1,200 new plastic bag recycling drop off sites at local retail stores across the state.