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Reusable Bags

2012 Antelope, California, USA

Saterra Larsen, of Antelope High School, is concerned about excessive plastic bag pollution in her watershed. Her Caring for Our Watersheds idea was two-fold: to educate the public on the harmful effects of plastic bags and to promote the use of reusable bags. The site would be one of the busiest grocery/general stores in her community, the Wal-Mart supercenter. With the help of two other Antelope students, Kayla Miller and Megan Fairchild, she set up a table outside of the local store to distribute reusable bags for a voluntary donation. By using this free gift as a way to make contact with community members, they educated about the detrimental results of common plastic bag use and the great benefits of reusable sacks.