I am running short of words to explain how excited I was for the successful completion of our festival. The Festival was well, a success to me. I have been very anxious to know the response of people in Michiana area about this festival. I was both excited and suprised of the response of the big fest. I think that I was underestimating people's awareness about this issue. I think that we still need to sensitize and reinforce the idea of environmental awareness every time we get an opportunity. The cooperation and involvement of the Michiana community was obvious on that day. Bagfest is only the beginning of many more festivals that are environmentally charged, I am hoping to see many of this kind in different communities.
This blog initially began as a class project to 1) raise public awareness on the consumption of plastic bags; 2) apply students' statistical training and knowledge to a real-world issue in our community; and 3) instill a sense of personal responsibility that inspires behavioral, environmental, and economic changes.
The goal to conserve plastic bags has since evolved to include a multitude of environmental issues. Consequently, this blog largely chronicles a college professor's personal and professional journey to educate herself and others to live, work, and play in a sustainable fashion.