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Youth Outdoors Duluth Program Hosts Plastic Bag Drive

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: April 20, 2019 11:09 PM

In honor of Earth Day, a local nature-based organization hosted a plastic bag drive Saturday at the Whole Foods Co-op near Denfeld High School.

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Folks that turned in plastic bags were given a reusable bag and were entered in a drawing to win a Whole Foods Co-op gift card. The drive also had a fun seed planting activity.

The plastic bag drive was organized by the Youth Outdoors Duluth program, which ensures all youth have access to nature-based experiences.

"If you look at things like rock climbing, canoeing, etc. most of the people you see doing those things are white. Our goal is to get youth who don't normally have the ability for a variety of reasons whether it be costs, transportation, gear, to do those types of things,” Christa Drake, a Duluth Youth Outdoors Coordinator, said.

The effort educated the community about the work of the Youth Outdoors-Duluth program and also raised awareness about lowering plastic consumption.

The plastic bags will be taken to a local recycling facility.

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