Photograph by John Guider
Teresa VanHatten-Granath is an artist living in the Denver area of Colorado. She is a former Associate Professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She taught photography and digital imaging in the Department of Art for 15 years.  She was awarded a Tennessee State Arts Commission Grant in 2010 for her sculptural photographic books and for her work on the Green Bag Lady project. Green Bag Lady is an eco-friendly art project and 501c3 non-profit organization. Beginning in 2008, Teresa and her team of volunteer "Bagettes" started making fabric bags out of donated material and giving them away for FREE in exchange for a promise to use them instead of paper or plastic. To date they have given away over 30,000 bags all over the world.

Currently, there are 10 Green Bag Lady Chapters:

USA Chapters:
Denver Area, Colorado (Teresa VanHatten-Granath)
Nashville, Tennessee (Ann Wehby + April Simpkins)
Knoxville, Tennessee (Sara Klisz)
Brewster, New York (Dorene Battles)
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Jen Madsen + Lisa Hoon)
Dallas, Texas (Haylee Hall)
Hopkinton, MA (Pat Doucette)

Netherlands (Miranda Hoogenbosch)
Chilliwack, CANADA (Linda Ingram)
Australia (Anna Davey)

To learn more about Green Bag Lady watch this video. Thanks for stopping by!

Contact:  greenbagladyinfo(at)gmail(dot)com