Zero Waste Week

The Repurpose Project and Zero Waste Gainesville are happy to share that January 26 – February 1, 2020 is officially Zero Waste Week in the city of Gainesville.

Refuse/Reduce: Sunday, Jan 26, 2020
The first step to zero waste…REFUSE/REDUCE!  Join us at The Repurpose Project Community Center to watch some short environmental films, trade clothes with others at our clothing swap and consider signing our pledge to refuse, reduce, and buy used.  1920 NE 23rd Ave, Gainesville – Sun, Jan 26th, 3 – 5pm.

Sharing Economy: Monday, Jan 27, 2020
Take today to buy nothing and share instead!  Join a buy nothing group on facebook, form a group among neighbors or friends to share items, or host your own clothing swap or plant swap or things swap!

Reuse/Repurpose: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
A simple thing you can do to reduce your environmental footprint is to BUY USED!  The Reuse Alliance of Alachua County is a group of used retail stores that have joined forces to promote buying used.  Today these stores are all having special sales for Zero Waste Week!  Thrift store shopping spree!! Zero Waste Educational Hour at The Repurpose Project from 2-3pm with our Director of Zero Waste!

Repair: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020
Not too long ago people would repair everything instead of toss it.  Lets return to those times…get out that needle and thread, watch that youtube video on how to fix that vaccuum cleaner….or take those favorite boots of yours to get resoled.

Recycle: Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
Read the Alachua County Recycles page and learn to recycle right.  

Rot : Friday. Jan 31, 2020
Composting is the gateway to zero waste!  Once you get that stinky & messy food waste out of your trash & making valuable nutrients for plants instead, you will understand what we mean! Make a compost in your backyard or get a couple used five gallon buckets & watch a youtube video to start worm composting!

Zero Waste & Circular Economy Forum: Saturday, Feb 1, 2020
Our BIG EVENT!!!  Experience the circular economy at Working Food’s Forage Hall on Saturday, February 1st from 2-5pm Interactive Circular Economy Tabling Experience! RSVP on facebook!

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