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 40,000 bags all over the world.

Currently, there are 28 Green Bag Lady Locations:

USA Chapters:
ARIZONA--Peoria (Leslie Smith)
CALIFORNIA--Concow (Emilia Erickson)
CALIFORNIA--San Jose Area (Meg Yarka)
CALIFORNIA--Upland (Shanna Urrutia)
COLORADO--Denver Area (Teresa VanHatten-Granath)
MASSACHUSETTS--Hopkinton (Pat Doucette)
MINNESOTA--Twin Cities Area (Jen Madsen + Bagette Dad)
NEW JERSEY--Morris Plains (Liz Cumming)
NEW YORK--Brewster (Dorene Battles)
NEW YORK--Cortland (Margaret + Jane)
NEW YORK--Westchester (Dina Klar)
SOUTH CAROLINA--Charleston (Rebecca)
TENNESSEE--Knoxville Area (Sara Klisz)
TENNESSEE--Nashville Area (Ann Wehby + April Simpkins)
VERMONT--Essex Junction (Julia)
WASHINGTON--Seattle Area (Bell + Barbara)
WEST VIRGINIA--Spencer (Anita)
WYOMING--Cheyenne (Becca)

AUSTRALIA, Newtown--(Anna Davey)
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne--(Helen) (FB page HERE)
CANADAChilliwack--(Linda Ingram)
NEW ZEALAND--(Olive Ruby)
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland--(Miranda + Monique)
THE NETHERLANDS, Oost-Nederland--(Ingeborg)

Fabric donation locations:
UK, West Yorkshire--(Bagette Jo)
UK, Dorset--(Bagette Sam)
UK, Wales--(Bagette Rachel)
UK, Rotherham--(Bagette Jenny)

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

Contact:  greenbagladyinfo(at)gmail(dot)com