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 11 Green Bag Lady Chapters:

USA Chapters:
COLORADO--Denver Area (Teresa VanHatten-Granath)
MASSACHUSETTS--Hopkinton (Pat Doucette)
MINNESOTA--Twin Cities Area (Jen Madsen + Lisa Hoon + Bagette Dad)
NEW JERSEY--Morris Plains (Liz Cumming)
NEW YORK--Brewster (Dorene Battles)
TENNESSEE--Nashville Area (Ann Wehby + April Simpkins)
TENNESSEE--Knoxville Area (Sara Klisz)

THE NETHERLANDS--(Miranda Hoogenbosch)
CANADA--Chilliwack (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