Creativity and Craftivism
Use Your Creativity to Educate Others and Address the Plastics Problem
Learn Why Plastics are a Problem
Step 1. Review the short Rethink Plastic brief prepared by the NH Network Plastics Work Group to learn about the problem with plastics. Check out 2 or 3 items in the section under Resources in the Ten Towns • Ten Actions Toolkit: Articles, Research Briefs, Fact Sheets.
Learn about Craftivism and Artivism
Step 2. Maybe what you read about plastic pollution in Step 1 made you angry — and perhaps made you want to protest. Watch the YouTube video "How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest" to learn about Craftivism, a different way of activism. And this resource about marine plastics includes information about Art-ivism, which also may inspire you: Marine Conservation Society - Artivism
Use Your Creativity
Join With and Inspire Others
Bag Insert for Mesh Bag Mama's Project
This graphic shows the front of the card that was included in each mesh bag. The card helps educate shoppers so they will rethink plastic and thus keep plastic film out of the environment.
This effort — in addition to focusing on individual behavior — is designed to make systemic change at grocery stores. Seeing shoppers using safe, practical, organic cotton produce bags, stores will switch to not offering plastic shopping and produce bags. The stores will save money while improving community and global health!