Hilltown Families


How are Plastic Bag Recycled? Plastic bags are a huge pollution problem! The best solution: Bag Share! Another solution: Recycling! Kids, gather around and learn how plastic bags can be recycled. Take a virtual tour inside the largest plastic bag recycling facility located in Indiana.: Giant Earth Day Ball: 2011 Head over to Pulaski Park in downtown Northampton (next to Academy of Music) on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 to see the Giant… Read More

Northampton Public Schools Join Together to Make a Giant Earth Day Ball! Charlotte Causton on Northampton, MA writes: All Northampton Public Schools will work together in April to make the largest ball ever made entirely of single-use plastic shopping bags. The event will culminate on April 23rd at Northampton’s Earth Day celebration in Pulaski Park when the ball will be rolled down the streets of Northampton and into the park. In a… Read More

Leni Fried of Cummington, MA writes: Happy New Year everyone! There is bag sew tomorrow, January 5th, 2010 for The Cornucopia Bagshare. All are welcome of any age and skill level. It is from 3:30-6:30 in the lower level of Thornes Market next to Acme Surplus. Bag kits are provided. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one. Any donations of pre-made bags, fabric, sewing supplies, machines and webbing, neckties for… Read More

Leni Fried of Cummington, MA writes: The Bagshare Project is ramping up. I’ve been researching a movement called PBF. This stands for Plastic Bag Free. The first town to do this, at least in Europe, is the small town (1500 people) of Modbury in the UK. This is a seaside town and a woman there, Rebecca Hoskins, noticed all the plastic debris on her local beach and watched a sea turtle die… Read More

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