We NEED Bag Monster Volunteers! Join us for the largest Bag Monster event in history!

Posted by — July 26, 2010 4:25 pm

Every year Californians are estimated to use 19 billion plastic bags – many of which will end up in our rivers and oceans causing major harm and damage to our precious eco-systems. A ban on plastic bags is one of the biggest single cuts we can make to reduce marine debris pollution. California Bill, AB 1998 would ban single-use plastic bags in California for good! As senators gather this August to vote we need to make sure we are heard and that this bill passes!

We need YOU to wear a Bag Monster costume on August 12, 2010 @ Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco at our “Don’t Feed the Bag Monster” event. We will provide the costume, a free reusable bag, snacks and water. Join us as we let the state know that we are fed up with the unnecessary waste of single-use bags!
Single-use bags are easy to spoof since they’re such a bad idea – thus the birth of the Bag
Monster costume! Bag Monster costumes are decked out with 500-700 single-use plastic bags, the amount the average American uses in 1 year! The bags are attached to a single jumpsuit using Velcro. Bag Monsters have been known to make appearances at events all over the country but this August 12th 2010 we’re organizing the LARGEST Bag Monster event in history at Ghirardelli Square!

WHO 100 volunteers to wear Bag Monster costumes – that means YOU and all your

WHAT 100 Bag Monsters gather at Ghirardelli Square in the “Don’t Feed the Bag Monster” event. Lead Bag Monster, Andy Keller, will rally everyone and march
towards Maritime National Historic Park.

WHEN August 12th, 2010 11AM – 2PM (please arrive @ 10AM to get dressed
and collect your free goodies)
WHERE Ghirardelli Square, 900 north point Street at the corner of Beach and Larkin.
(West of Fisherman’s Wharf) Meet in the dressing room in the fountain plaza to get your gifts and costume.

WHY To show support of California Bill AB 1998 and the reusable bag movement! If we reach our goal of 100 volunteers we will successfully display the average persons LIFETIME use of plastic bags. We need to make this statement to show our senators that enough is enough! Can’t make it? Send a letter to your Senator!

If you, or your organization is interested in participating in this event as a Bag Monster, please contact Becca Schwalm @ (530) 342-4426 x224 or bagmonster@chicobag.com

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