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CNN Visits Campus to Interview ‘Green Bag Lady’

Clarecnn.jpgCNN came to campus last week to interview Associate Professor of Art Teresa Van Hatten-Granath about her work as the Green Bag Lady. Earlier this year Van Hatten-Granath began sewing fabric bags from donated and recycled material and then giving the bags away for free to anyone who committed to using them instead of paper or plastic bags. To date, nearly 2,500 free bags have been handed out thanks to the “Green Bag Lady.” CNN Science and Technology reporter Azadeh Ansari interviewed Van Hatten-Granath last Wednesday in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts, along with a number of students, faculty and staff who have used her bags. Click here to view the story which ran on Wednesday.