Earth Week 2017

Meaford, Ontario – February 1, 2017 – Meaford’s Earth Week team is looking for wish lists and Vendors for the 2017 Earth Week RE-Use & ECO-Fair. This year’s RE-Use & ECO-Fair will be held Saturday, April 29th, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The RE-Use portion of the RE-Use & ECO-Fair is one key way the community contributes to waste reduction. The RE-Use station receives unwanted but reusable goods. The goods then are passed along to groups that request them in advance via their Wish list. Over the past 3 year’s almost three tons of goods changed hands.

Interested in submitting a Wish list for this year’s RE-Use & ECO-Fair? Please do so before Friday, March 31st.

“At the ECO portion of the Fair, it is always inspiring to see how earth-friendly vendors upcycle or repurpose items from one once useful life into another. Crystal Tower Creations, a local eco-vendor, takes items like dusty old crystal candy dishes hidden in the back of a cupboard and re-purposes them into birdbaths and feeders. They’re beautiful and unique,” commented Lindy Iversen a volunteer with Earth Week Meaford.

Do you create or produce environmentally-conscious products or services, and are you interested in showcasing or selling your wares at the ECO-Fair? Applications are due by April 3rd, 2017.

“It feels like we’re moving purposefully in the right direction”, said Jaden Calvert, a key organizer with the Earth Week team. “The RE-Use & ECO-Fair is one of many ways the Meaford community is trying to get ahead of the curve as we consciously move towards zero waste.”

For further information and application forms, visit www.meaford.ca/earthweek or contact one of the Earth Week Volunteers:

Lindy Iversen: lindy2004@sympatico.ca   519-538-0167
Jaden Calvert: jaden.calvert@gmail.com

Contact Us

Amber Knott
Supervisor, Recreation Programs and Events
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1200 | aknott@meaford.ca

 

What Is A Wishlist & How Is It Connected To The RE-Use & ECO-Fair?

  • The Wishlist Form is the vehicle where by groups, churches, schools and budding entrepreneurs request needed, reusable items for their organization.
  • There is no cost attached to submitting a Wishlist Form on behalf of your group.
  • There is always a deadline for receipt of the completed Wishlist Form.

Time is needed for public advertising of the Master Wishlist before the day of the RE-Use & ECO-Fair.

The published Master Wishlist does not have the names of the groups on it.

  • The RE-Use & ECO-Fair is where the exchange of stuff happens. The donated items that are dropped off are sorted and boxed by volunteers for the groups requesting the useable stuff.
  • Why is the Wishlist event connected specifically to the RE-Use & ECO-Fair?

The Fair provides a very practical venue for promoting re-use & recycling A positive, up-beat way to support Moving Towards Zero Waste efforts in our community. Spring cleaning and donating reusable items; the perfect partnership.

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