Banner Bags presentation
Posted on November 19, 2009
As part of a class project, I got involved with Banner Bags, a program run by Simon Fraser University’s student organization called SIFE (now named Enactus).
Banner Bags has a simple mission of educating high school students on how they can be more environmentally friendly and see the economic value of recycled materials.
Taking discarded street banners that would otherwise go into a landfill and we brought them to high school sewing classes to be made into bags. We turned something of no value into something of value.
I delivered a presentation to classrooms to teach students about environmental sustainability and the difference each bag is making. Then we taught the class how to sew their own resuable shopping bags.
Afterwards, the students could chose to keep the bags or fundraise to make money to donate to a non-profit of their choice.
Presentation for Banner Bags on November 17, 2009
See the article that got published in the Surrey Now newspaper.