HOW WE’RE TURNING OUR ZERO WASTE GOALS INTO COMMUNITY ACTION

Every weekend we bring you a list of links that inspire, inform, and encourage. This week: It’s all about community. 

Our individual zero waste goals won’t change the world. That’s why at Zeroish we’re determined to turn our zero waste aspirations into community action.

Tomorrow the Zeroish team will be at the Nokomis Green Fair talking about easy steps you can make toward zero waste. We’re also launching two zero waste projects this spring to make sustainable living more accessible to everyone. 

MEET US AT THE NOKOMIS GREEN FAIR
We’ll be talking about zero waste snacks and lunches at the Nokomis Green Fair this Saturday from 12-3. Stop by and try samples of zero waste snacks, and then check out our display of easy steps you can make to reduce your trash. We’d love to meet you!

SUPPORT OUR NON-PROFIT PARTNER AND GET A FREE ZERO WASTE SNACKS AND LUNCHES EBOOK 
Even if you can’t make the Nokomis Green Fair, you can still get all of our zero waste snacks and recipes this spring as part of our partnership with a local zero waste non-profit. We’ll be holding a fundraiser to benefit a zero waste program in the Twin Cities, and we’re sending everyone who donates $1 or more a free copy of our Zero Waste Snacks and Lunches ebook. Stay tuned for an official announcement in the coming weeks. If you want more zero waste snack and lunch box ideas now, check out a preview post of three of our favorites

THROW GREENER PARTIES WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTYWARE LENDING PROGRAM
This spring, Zeroish is launching Greener Parties, our first community initiative. We were inspired by the story of a woman in Windsor, Ontario, who began collecting and lending out cutlery to reduce the amount of disposable silverware in the trash. Kate, Meredith, and I are scouring Craigslist and online garage sales for gently used forks, spoons, knives, and serving utensils. We’re also on the hunt for melamine plates (think plates you’d bring on a picnic or use on a deck or patio). Once we gather a collection, we’ll begin lending them out for free — you can borrow them for kids’ birthday parties, block parties, graduation parties, and more!

If you have silverware or plates you’d like to donate to our free community lending program, please let us know! You can email us at contact@zeroish.org.

Would you borrow silverware and dishes from a community lending program? What community resources would make sustainable living easier for you?

Jenna Bergendahl is a homeschooling mom of three in Minneapolis. She loves biking, camping with her husband and kids, and staying up late reading sci-fi novels. In 2018 she’s taking on a zero waste challenge, trying out veganism, and catching up on episodes of Game of Thrones. She’s also the editor of Zeroish.

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