In 2017, the island of Møn was made a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where people have committed to live and work in balance with nature in all aspects of life.
One project was to create a sustainable shopping bag in biodynamic cotton in order to reduce the amount of plastic bags being used .. often ended up discarded in nature. The project was carried out by Fabrikat, Møn Biosfære, Møns Handelsstandsforening and artist Liza Krügermeier, who created the motif for the bag.
A line drawing with a few simple colours depicts the island of Møn where sea and sky meet and the stars from the Dark Sky sprinkle over the landscape. The artist's sitting room has moved out in nature and nature into town, all together with the cows and the heron who pose around the ancient tower of Mølleporten in Stege. The farmer knows he can't do without the bees and has them attached to his tractor. The dandelions are allowed to grow large for the same reason and the cows parsley is cherished like the wild orchids. The local produce grows big on the trees and in the fields, like apples and mustard seeds. Learning is an important part of the Biosphere Reserve, hence the books. We use bicycles and we dry our clothes outside - and we have pure love in the watering can.
The motif has also been produced as a poster, based on Liza Krügermeier's final painting.