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Back to the Sack + Green Apple Festival volunteers = Successful day of action

posted by Kirsten Firminger

It may not be the new Harry Potter movie, but I’m still very excited to share with you some of the video footage that resulted from IDP‘s highly successful Back to the Sack day of action which was one of the many great projects that got support from Green Apple Festival‘s volunteers.

Special thanks to Bags for the People who helped run the workshop on making reusable bags from recycled materials. Thanks also to Chico bags for providing us with a bagmonster costume.

The Back to the Sack is part of the Integral Activism work being done by the Interdependence Project. It is an initiative that aims to reduce the use of plastic bags in NYC through sustained and mindful political action that comes from a place of compassion and an understanding of interdependence. Our current efforts include both awareness raising on this critical issue through arts as well as legislative advocacy to promote and pass laws that will reduce plastic bag consumption.

Now in its fourth year, the Green Apple Festival (GAF) beganin New York City as an environmental and music event.  The celebrationencourages individuals, families and civic leaders to make greener life choices and stem the tide of climate change. Since 2006, GAF has grown to become the country’s largest coordinatedand interactive festival dedicated to Earth Day. In April, Green AppleFestival presented in ten cities with an overall attendance of 200,000,including a free Flaming Lips concert on the National Mall in DC.Currently, GAF is working closely with Earth Day Network on a 40th anniversary of Earth Day global celebration to include international events during April of 2010.



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Patrick Groneman

posted July 15, 2009 at 10:53 am


Lots of great work done that day! I love the stop motion intro for this video too, very lovely



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