For the last two weeks Berkeley High's Zero Heroes Green Team Club has run a campus wide t-shirt collection drive to gather materials for a reusable bag making activity.
Student leaders worked with teachers to send emails to the entire Berkeley High School community encouraging their participation.
On Wednesday, December 12, the Zero Heros hosted a bag making party attended by 18 students and 3 teachers who learned how to transform used t-shirts into 42 reusable tote bags. The Zero Heros provided sewing needles and thread, instructions and a festive atmosphere for creativity.
The effort is designed to support outreach and compliance with Alameda County's Reusable Bag Ordinance set to take effect January 1, 2013.