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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