Sustainable movement bolstered by Stay Wild custom canvas bags

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board (JHTTB) distributed nearly 5,000 Stay Wild canvas bags in anticipation of the plastic bag ban recently adopted by the Town of Jackson. The bags were handed out for free at the Jackson Hole Airport, the Chamber of Commerce offices, and various events around the community including a Green Drinks event, Chamber mixers, and at Jackson Whole Grocer.

The Stay Wild bag includes a detailed illustration by local artist Tim Tomkinson on various activities and amenities in the valley, along with a rallying cry to visitors and locals to Keep Jackson Hole Wild to ensure that its wonder never fades.

“The bags are in great demand as locals and visitors alike have been requesting a bag. I’ve received calls from folks as far away as Maryland, and locals in the community who appreciate the design and purpose,” said Kate Sollitt, Executive Director, JHTTB.

The JHTTB plans to do another release of the bags and will distribute at the Winter People’s Market beginning January 26 at the Teton County Fairgrounds building. Slow Foods in the Tetons will hand out the bags throughout the winter market season while supplies last. The bags are free and will come in handy at the market and when the plastic bag ban goes into effect in April.

“We’re pleased to be collaborating with the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board. We hope this partnership encourages visitors to come purchase locally produced food directly from farmers and ranchers and to soak in the good community atmosphere here at the Winter People’s Market,”  said Scott Steen, Executive Director of Slow Foods in the Tetons.

Other campaign initiatives include signage outlining six tenets for responsible tourism, the Tag Responsibly, Keep Jackson Hole Wild Instagram effort, and the landing page that outlines the priorities and sustainable efforts currently taking place in our valley.

The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Joint Powers Board is a volunteer board appointed by the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of Commissioners to oversee the use of the tourism promotion funds appropriated by the lodging tax.

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