My buddy Rafi is helping organize a "NYC Bag Protest" — a super cool public action in New York this Sunday to get rid of plastic bag waste. The all-day event combines inspiring talks by Reverend Billy and No Impact Man, a scary attack by the Plastic Bag Monster, fun creation of reusable fabric bags, and other neat stuff. I love how the sponsoring group, the Interdependence Project, combines meditation and civic action.
Head to the Interdependence Project website for more info, or keep reading for the complete announcement…
Join us for a day of action
reduce plastic bag usage in New York and end Responsible Consumption Month
with a bang! The day will combine crafts, street theater, advocacy and
petitioning with the IDP's principles of mindfulness and
compassion. Even if you haven't been involved in IDP's
Integral Activism before, this is a great day to get started. There are
a lot of easy ways to participate, no activism experience neccesary.
Oh, and the bag
will be there!
- Help create
– Join the bag
making team in the morning
and be trained to create reusable bags to be given out in the
We've made over 50 already, help us hit 100. No
sewing/crafts experience necessary!
– Join the petitioning
team and we'll train you to
help us collect
signatures in support of legislation that IDP members have helped shape
to reduce plastic bags in New York.
– Not only will the bag monster be performing
at all of our stops, but we'll be joined by Reverend Billy of the Church of Life After Shopping and No Impact Man.
Not to be missed!
Help show support!
– Join the protest
to show your support for responsible consumption and a greener New York.
Do activism IDP
– Practice the way of the integral
activist as we engage in
these activities with a spirit of inquery and from a place of
compassion, with active reflection and meditation` on the action at the
end of the day.