Saturday, July 19, 2008

Need-a-Bag? Project Update 07.19.08

Note: The Need-a-Bag? project was created to promote sustainable bagging at the Hwy 441 Alachua County Farmer's Market each Saturday morning. We supply reusable tote bags reclaimed from thrift stores and garage sales. The Need-a-Bag? project also utilizes old tank tops as tote bags by sewing up the bottoms (these are called t-totes). We invite you to read the other posts on the project by clicking the "Need-a-Bag? Project" label at the bottom of this post.

Watched Nancy Pelosi speak to the Netroots Nation conference in the main ballroom today, using the stream feed to Netroots Nation Island in Second Life. Gore made a surprise appearance which drove the crowds (in world and in real life) wild and effectively saved Pelosi's butt from having to answer a lot of difficult but needed-to-be-asked questions from attendees in Austin, TX.

Before that, however, I did Need-a-Bag? at the farmer's market. We put out 7 bags. I haven't been chronicling our market days for the past couple weeks, because I've had my head up my butt.

Anyway, last week some caring soul gave us a few new bags which we washed and put out this week, and this week we got another new bag! Plus, some have finally heard the call and are beginning to return bags they have used. This is definitely a turning point! Thanks to all those who continue to support our efforts!
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