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Stop by Hinds Plaza in Princeton on October 18th at 11:00 AM for an opportunity to share your opinion about the non-binding single-use plastic bag referendum that will be on the ballot for Mercer County residents on November 4th, 2014. Speakers of all ages are welcome to come and speak for two minutes about the referendum or single-use plastic bags. Click here to read about Resolution 2014-454 and the non-binding referendum.
Come hear some amazing life-affirming drums and heartfelt poems for the PLANET. Performances by the UBER-talented DAN JOHNSON & ARUL KARTTIKEYA.
This event is brought to you by Bainy Suri and Sustainable Princeton. For tickets, please see the EventBrite link below. SUGGESTED DONATION $10.00. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All funds will be used to promote Sustainable Princeton's BYOBag Campaign.
(June 2012 update: BYOBags now on sale at $5 each!) Sustainable Princeton’s BYOBag Campaign is selling a newly-designed reusable bag to help remind people to “Shop Local, Shop Fair Trade, and BYOBag.” The bag sale is also intended as a fundraiser for Sustainable Princeton and is cosponsored by the Princeton Merchants Association/Hometown Princeton and Fair Trade Princeton.
The bags fold into a small pouch for easy carrying – perfect to take with you or great to give as gifts to family members, coworkers, teachers and others on your shopping list!
As of June 2012, the bags are on sale for $5 each to mark the 1 year anniversary of the BYOBag Campaign. All profits go to support Sustainable Princeton. The bags will be available for sale at the following locations:
- Hinkson's Office Store
- Infini-T Cafe and Spice Souk
- Labyrinth Books
- Whole Earth Center
Thank you to all of these vendors for helping us raise money and awareness about sustainable shopping! We also thank Church & Dwight for providing the initial funding to support the bag sale, and Maria Bahlmann, a local graphic designer and typographer, for her wonderful design!
For more ideas on sustainable local shopping, please see our recent post “Turning Black Friday into Green Friday”. We also recommend a recent post by Michele Byers, Executive Director of the NJ Conservation Foundation about why we should all BYOBag this holiday season. And don’t forget to check the BYOBag Campaign page on this website regularly for updates!
Members of Princeton University’s Class of 2015 were given a "Sustainability Survival Kit" when they arrived on campus this year. The University’s Office of Sustainability collaborated with Sustainable Princeton’s BYOBag Campaign over the summer months as the contents of the kits were developed.
For several years now, the University has been offering its incoming freshmen reusable water bottles, printed with a map of water stations on campus, to encourage sustainable hydration. But the Class of 2015 received some extras packed into these bottles:
- A pocket-sized "spork" (combination of spoon and fork) made of bamboo;
- A leaflet on sustainable seafood, courtesy of the University Dining Services; and
- A reusable nylon shopping bag that unfolds from its own compact pouch. Listed in handsome orange printing on each side of the black bag are campus retail spots and BYOBag Businesses who are striving to reduce their use of plastic bags.
Sustainable Princeton hopes that students will use their nylon bags in place of single-use plastic bags whenever possible. The bags will also help bring attention to Sustainable Princeton's BYOBag Businesses and the BYOBag Campaign.
Kudos to the "town-gown" team who cooperated to create this thoughtful gift for many of Princeton’s newest residents! What a great way to start a new habit that can change the world…