Awards and Recognition

2013

February
Recognized as a Nestle Very Best in Youth Finalist.

2012

May
For the second time, Athman received the recognition of Distinguished Finalist from Prudential Community Service Awards for Bags Gag.

January
Bags Gag has been honored by the following organizations:

2011

December
Plastic Bag Ban Gets Local!
San Jose, CA, the tenth largest city in the US, now has decided to ban plastic bags and charge a fee for distributing paper bags.

plastic bag free san jose

(Left) Christmas in the Park, a San Jose tradition, has declared a plastic bag free zone on its property and shares the news of the city's plastic bag ban.

A plastic bag ban may not be an annihilation of the plastic bag, but is certainly a great way to immensely lessen the use of plastic.

    





August
Bags Gag recognized as Finalist in nationwide Barron's Prize

March
Bags Gag recognized as Semi-Finalist in nationwide Huggable Heroes program.

February
Bags Gag awarded Distinguished Finalist from Prudential Community Service Awards.

January
Bags Gag sent out over 340 online videos with pleas to stop using plastic bags.

2010

November
Bags Gag invited to join Plastic Pollution Coalition.
Bags Gag working with celebrities and dignitaries in making online videos to persuade people to stop using plastic bags.

October
Bags Gag gets advisory and publicity support from ACE - Alliance for Climate Education.

August
Bags Gag goes Global: Athman presents mission of Bags Gag to school children at Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai, India.

athman speaks at avs school

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