Become a Bag It Education Advocate Today
We are looking for inspired individuals, community groups or corporations to become our "on the ground army" for change, armed with Bag It as one of your strongest tools!
Email us to find out more info[at]reelthing[dot]us.
We receive emails almost daily from schools and libraries with limited funds that would like to purchase Bag It for their collections and classrooms. We designed the
Bag It Education Advocate Program in an effort to match the needs of budget-stressed schools and libraries with the enthusiasm and resources of community educators and
people like you!
Here is how it works:
For a tax-deductible donation of $750, Bag It Education Advocates receive 10 Bag It Educational DVDs licensed for school and public use to donate to area schools and
libraries of their choice as well as 10 hard-copy curriculum packets to accompany the film. Please note: This offers a 50% discount from the cost of an individual license through our educational distributor, New Day Films.
Donating a copy of Bag It's Educational DVD to your local schools and library system is the first step toward providing increased access to the film and its message to your
community. As part of our "on the ground army" we also encourage advocates to take advocacy to the next level and consider growing a program with some of these additional elements:
- Library Programming: Work with your library's events manager to coordinate a free public screening of Bag It at your library. Library events attract awareness to the
film and the issue, and increase demand for the film among library patrons who will watch the film at home with their families.
- Solid Waste and Recycling Education: Most municipalities have Public Works, Engineering, or Environmental Quality departments with a staff person dedicated to educating the
public about recycling and solid waste management. Contact your local Public Works department to find a staff person who can visit local schools to educate children about recycling policies
and practices in your town, and then work with local educators to schedule classroom visits.
- Clean-Up Event: Collaborate with local teachers and PTAs to organize a school-wide litter-pickup or waterway cleanup with students and their families. Pairing a classroom viewing
of Bag It with a day of local action can help to drive home the realities of plastic pollution for young children.
- Watershed or Marine Tour: Communities near lakes, rivers, estuaries, and oceans provide many hands-on opportunities for introducing citizens to the impact of plastic pollution on
marine and riparian ecosystems. Lead a public hike or stroll through a local wetlands, lake, beach, or river area to teach your community about the vulnerability of waterways to plastic
- High School or Scouts Awareness Campaign: High school Green Teams, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, and religious youth groups often seek community service projects that can make an
impact on the local economy and environment. Pair up with such a group to initiate a public awareness campaign about reducing single-use plastics and disposable bags in your town.
Please email us for more information. We can answer any questions and let you know the next step to becoming an advocate.