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Photograph by John Guider
Green Bag Lady is an eco-friendly art project started by artist Teresa VanHatten-Granath in 2008. Teresa and her international teams of volunteer “Bagettes” make bags out of donated fabric and give them away for FREE in exchange for the promise to refuse paper + plastic when shopping. The
world-wide use of these bags is documented here. Join us! Let’s change the world…one bag at a time.

Teresa lives 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. To date they have given away over 35,000 bags all over the world.


Currently, there are 15 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)
NEW YORK--Valhalla (Dina Klar)
TENNESSEE--Nashville Area (Ann Wehby + April Simpkins)
TENNESSEE--Knoxville Area (Sara Klisz)
WASHINGTON--Seattle Area (Bell + Barbara)

INTERNATIONAL Chapters:
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland--(Miranda + Monique)
THE NETHERLANDS, Achterhoek Region--(Ingeborg)
CANADA--Chilliwack (Linda Ingram)
AUSTRALIA, Newtown--(Anna Davey)
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne--(Helen)

UNITED KINGDOM SHOEBOX BAGETTES CHAPTER (FB page HERE)
Fabric donation locations:
UK, West Yorkshire (Bagette Jo)
UK, Dorset--(Bagette Sam)
UK, Wales--(Bagette Rachel)

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

Contact:  greenbagladyinfo(at)gmail(dot)com