EMU Cloth Shopping Bags Go Quickly

The reusable shopping bags will be available for purchase on Dec. 12 after chapel and during lunch.

Be green this Christmas season with EMU-branded cloth shopping bags, available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12, for only $7.

The idea of reusable bags grew out of regular meetings of the “Recycling, Reducing, and Transportation” task force of EMU’s fast-growing Creation Care Council.

The sturdy bags are made from 80 percent recycled cotton and 20 percent recycled plastic bottles. Each bag features an EMU original design.

Community members purchased bags from Creation Care Council members after chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and outside the dining hall until early afternoon.

By the end of the work day, only a handful of bags were left and plans for an additional order were already underway.

Task force members hope to sell the bags at Common Grounds coffeehouse during the spring 2008 academic semester.

Send questions or order requests to Matt Styer at greenbags@emu.edu.