I have not been shy advocating my love of tote bags, as they are not only practical and fashionable, but they also lessen the use of plastic bags. Now you can own a one-of-a-kind design, and it's for another good cause!
Out in New York, there is an exhibit (ending today) called, appropriately, "TOTE/BAG" showcasing specially-designed canvas totes by 125 local artists. 90% of the proceeds benefit the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a New York based organization committed to environmental advocacy and education.
Even if you can't be in NY, don't fret, as you can purchase the bags online. My faves include the following:
"Tote/Bag" Exhibit and Benefit Show
April 12th - May 3rd
510 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Designs can be purchased here.