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Bagito Bags from Power2Sustain Review

A meaningful percentage of our proceeds from the sales of Bagito Bags are donated to a non-profit project that teaches K-12 students to value and sustain their natural world. How amazing is that?!?!


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Power2Sustain: Environmental literacy for K-12th grade students #Review

As a homeschooling mom I absolutely love the idea of this non-profit organization! 
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Secret Room Events will host their annual In Honor of 2015 Golden Globe Awards Style Lounge

As guests leave they will be gifted an amazing gift bag with so many goodies from the following gift bag sponsors. Sponsors include Bagito/Reusable Solutions Group.
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Green Dreams: Your Kitchen

Even trash can liners can be found in greener versions thanks to Santa Cruz-based Reusable Solutions Group, which recently launched a line of reusable anti-microbial liners made from post-consumer recycled plastic. (Bonus: proceeds go to local environmental literacy programs for youth.)
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Business Profile: Bagito/Power2Sustain

Since local nonprofit, Power2Sustain, first launched in 2008 under the name, Bagspeak, founder Mitch Barlas and his team have made large strides in moving toward a more sustainable world for this generation and those to come.
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Chicago’s Green Festival

A brief interview with founder/director, Mitch Barlas, at Chicago’s Green Festival 2014.

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Learn How to Recycle More & Use Fewer Plastic Bags at Capitola New Leaf Saturday, Sept 13

Using a hybrid business model, Bagito donates a meaningful percentage of proceeds from each item sold directly to its sister non-profit, Power2Sustain, for environmental literacy programs for youth. As of spring 2014, over 20,000 students in California and New York have learned key concepts in environmental stewardship and sustainability and have been empowered to take personal responsibility for their natural world.

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Briefs: New Baggage, Detox Rocks

Local entrepreneur and environmental activist Mitch Barlas, who gave Santa Cruz its own handy reusable shopping bag, has found a new solution and is set to release his Bagito Bin Liners, which will also work for waste baskets. Net proceeds will fund an environmental literacy education program at county schools.

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Pocket-Sized Environmentalism

The BagSpeak program that resulted incorporates environmental literacy lessons into math, English language arts, social studies, and science using grade-level Common Core standards and real-life environmental examples.

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Power2Sustain Brings Environmental Education to Santa Clara County

Through a series of lessons, students learned concepts in environmental stewardship, sustainability and how to take personal responsibility for the natural world. At the end of the program, students each received a Bagito™ reusable shopping bag to illustrate what they learned. One poignant message from a 12 year-old student read, “Help Our Planet: There is no time to waste” next to a color drawing of the earth.

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Sharing a Message of Sustainability

The goal of the program is to empower kids to take action at home, at their school and in the community to preserve and sustain their natural world.
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Taylor S. McLoughlin
Business Development, Communications
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