The children also helped me distribute the bags so that reduced the amount of emissions created by machines and automobiles normally used in these processes.
To further my attempt to convey the concept that we need to take better care of our environment, I used a poem by Chika Ogbonna to help decorate the bag and provide a marketing theme for my project. The poem is called “The Land is Green” and it talks all about the importance of taking care of the earth. Through the entire poem, this Chinese poet talks about the importance of remaining focused on the idea that the land is green, before any colors of political affiliation come into play. We need to stop worrying about politics and just start taking care of what’s really important, the green that feeds us all – the plants we eat as well as the animals that fulfill the rest of our energy needs. I felt the poem was very appropriate for this project because I wanted to emphasize that every stage of the process, including the product and its disposal needed to be conscious of how it affected the earth and try to take care of it. The way I used this poem was to print lines from it, particularly the ones that talk about the color and idea of ‘green’ living, on the bags.
It was important that I used a Chinese poet for this project because I planned to distribute my reusable bags among a mostly Chinese population. When my bags were ready for distribution, myself and the children went to Chinatown in San Francisco to distribute them in shopping areas where people usually used plastic. There were many reasons why I choose this as an appropriate distribution point. The first factor for this choice was that it was possible for me to get here without the burning of fossil fuels by using the city’s electric transportation channels. This was an important aspect of