Friday, August 6, 2010


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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 friends!

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 to get your gifts and costume.

Why: To show support of California Bill AB 1998 and the reusable bag movement!

We anticipate this event will draw state-wide attention to AB 1998, just what we need before senators vote – you won’t want to miss this opportunity to make history! If you are able to volunteer please contact us by August 6th 2010!

Organization___Bag Monster March_____________ Contact________Becca Schwalm_____ Phone________(530) 342-4426 x224_____________email____becca@chicobag.com______________

For additional information contact Becca Schwalm /// or (530)342-4426 x224

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