Bonnie Combs is a passionate environmentalist who by day works as Marketing Director for Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. She manages the non-profit’s Trash Responsibly™ program, leading community cleanup events and recycling programs throughout the 25 communities of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
In her free time, she sews products that help people reduce their impact on their planet. She turns plastic seed and feed bags into reusable shopping bags, aprons, bibs and even dog jackets! She also rescues upholstery samples from going to the landfill by sewing bags and her newest creation is a reusable cutlery wrap made from fabric remnants that hold a reusable stainless steel straw, bamboo cutlery and a cloth napkin. They are now being sold in four stores in Providence.
She also has a piece of art called “Leave Only Footprints” on display at the Sprout Gallery this month made from plastic litter found along the banks of the Blackstone River. It was featured on The Rhode Show last year while promoting a World Oceans Day event in Providence last June.
You can follow her adventures on Facebook at Bird Brain Designs by Bonnie and on Instagram at BirdBrainBonnie.