by Dalton Carver
Charging ahead with a plan to rid Ridgway of all plastic bags, Ridgway Secondary School students will host a screening of “Bag It!” at the Sherbino Theater on March 22. The environmental film portrays an individual looking into society’s dependence on plastic bags.
Seventh graders Maizy Gordon and Indigo Krois, who are hosting the film, recently embarked on their own journey to eliminate plastic dependence in Ridgway through the project known as Carry On! Ridgway Reuses.
Last fall, the girls presented their plan to the town council and haven’t looked back since. The project originated from Indigo’s sister, Willow, in 2013 and featured the sale of unique canvas bags to replace plastic and raise funds for the group. At the “Bag It!” screening in March, Gordon and Krois will present the new reusable bag designed by the Carry On! team in collaboration with Sprout Design Studio, Willow and Anna Malin.
According to the film, the average American citizen uses about...