Power2Sustain and Plastics, Water, Dance and Art

October 7, 2018

Power2Sustain (and Bagito) were invited to participate in an innovate new production here in Santa Cruz involving plastic, water art and dance -- all in the name of reducing our consumption and reliance on plastics. Children were invited to the Power2Sustain table to see how recycled plastics become a Bagito, and to illustrate on the Bagitos something they learned or a message for our natural word.

Bagito Bags from Power2Sustain Review

May 15, 2015

100% of net revenues from sales of Bagito Bags are donated to a non-profit project that teaches K-12 students to value and sustain their natural world. How amazing is that?!?!

Power2Sustain: Environmental literacy for K-12th grade students

April 27, 2015

As a homeschooling mom I absolutely love the idea of this non-profit organization!

December 15, 2014

Even trash can liners can be found in greener versions thanks to Santa Cruz-based Reusable Solutions Group, which recently launched a line of reusable anti-microbial liners made from post-consumer recycled plastic. (Bonus: proceeds go to local environmental literacy programs for youth.)

December 2014

Since local nonprofit, Power2Sustain, first launched in 2008 under the name, Bagspeak, founder Mitch Barlas and his team have made large strides in moving toward a more sustainable world for this generation and those to come.

August 10, 2014

This year Power2Sustain, a Santa Cruz-based non-profit environmental education organization, and Safeway partnered with the County of Santa Clara’s Office of Sustainability, Green Waste Recovery, Inc. and CalRecycle to deliver environmental education programs throughout Santa Clara County. The program reached over 2,000 students in 27 elementary, middle and high schools. 

Pocket-Sized Environmentalism

April 10, 2014

The Bagspeak program that resulted incorporates environ- mental literacy lessons into math, English language arts, social studies, and science using grade-level Common Core standards and real-life environmental examples.

June 23, 2013

The goal of the program is to empower kids to take action at home, at their school and in the community to preserve and sustain their natural world. 

March 2013

The Power2Sustain project has partnered with the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of the Environment in Nouakchott, Mauritania, to offer lessons and activities on environmental stewardship and sustainability to 700 school children in the capital city. Mauritania is the first country in Africa to pass a country-wide ban on plastic bags and has taken the lead on educating it's children and citizens on ways that they can be better stewards of their environment.

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October 7 ,2018

Santa Cruz, CA

Plastics and Water

at 418 Studio in Santa Cruz  2-5 p.m.

Power2Sustain will be educating students

about plastics, alternatives and giving away free custom illustrated Bagito Reusable Bags.