About

What is Tidal Shift?

Tidal Shift is the 2017 Salem Arts Festival community art project. In support of Salem’s new plastic bag reduction legislation,  and created by Salem community members, Tidal Shift aims to illustrate the impact of plastic bags on our local marine life.

We believe the arts have the power to raise awareness, start important dialogues, and encourage action. Join us as we transition from single-use plastic to reusable bags!

Salem Arts Festival: June 2-4, 2017

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Why?

  • We use and dispose of 100 billion plastic bags every year, many of which end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans.
  • Marine wildlife mistake plastic bags for food, especially sea turtles hunting jellyfish.
  • Salem is joining 40 other Massachusetts cities in an effort to reduce plastic bag pollution.

> Learn more about plastic bag pollution

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How can I get involved?

If we mobilize, make small changes in our daily lives, and create art with a strong message, we can cause a tidal shift! Let’s spread the message to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.

> Make a plastic bag jellyfish at home or at a workshop
> An introduction to the Tidal Shift project
> Read about our past workshops
> Learn more about recycling in Salem

Collaborators

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