Friday, April 20, 2012

Bag It Corvallis Campaign Update – April

Even though there is broad support for the ordinance (we received 1300 signatures of support, and 55 signatures of support from businesses), and it will move Corvallis in a more sustainable direction regarding a single-use plastic bag habit, the City’s staff is not convinced. We need to help convince them, and remind the City Councilors why they support it. That’s why we are doing even more on the Bag It Campaign. We’re now asking supporters to sign postcards of support, which we will send into the City Council. So far we have approximately 400 postcards! Help us move Corvallis forward. We're almost there, but we need your help. Tell friends and family to come join the fun at the following events:

Public Outreach

Corvallis Farmer’s Market Saturdays, April 14, 21, and 28
  • The Bag Monster will be at the Farmer's Market each Saturday, asking people to sign post cards in support of the ordinance.
Earth Fair Costume Party - April 21, 7:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Tabling at Corvallis Environmental Center's Earth day Costume Party. We will have a stuff-the-reusable-bag contest with the Bag Monster. We will educate and get people to sign post cards.
OSU Earth Day Fair April 24 - 11:00 to 3:00
  • Tabling at OSU’s Earth Day Fair. We will get people to sign post cards with the Bag Monster.
OSU GEO 300 Students
  • OSU students tabled on the EU quad in front of the Valley Library on April 17. The Bag Monster was a big hit (check it out). They talked to students and handed out postcards for people to send in support of the ordinance.
Bag It Movie - April 25, 7:00 - 9:00
  • First United Methodist Church, 1165 Northwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. The film follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags and discovers its negative effects.

Business Outreach

OSU GEO 300 Students
  • The OSU students are canvassing Corvallis businesses explaining the single-use plastic bag issue and getting support for the ordinance.
  • We are continuing to reach out to businesses in April.

School Outreach

OSU GEO 300 Students
  • OSU students are putting together a presentation to explain, show, and answer questions regarding the environmental issues of single-use plastic. They will present to OSU and Corvallis high schools, April 14 to May 26.

Media Outreach

  • We need volunteers to help with the website.