Earth Matters and the Eco-Society Partner to host the Zero Waste Market Challenge!
Weeeeeow we have some exciting stuff happening this summer
The Earth Matters Zero Waste Youth Project and the Eco-Society are excited to be collaborating on a serious project for August 2013! The Zero Waste Market Challenge will be running at the Wednesday Markets on Baker Street for the month of August. This is an opportunity for vendors and customers alike to reduce waste by bringing your own everything to the market (Bags, bowl, spoon, mug, cup etc). Participating vendors will be encouraging customers each week, and providing tokens for the raffle. There will be weekly trivia questions, and many opportunities for great prizes. Customers will have the opportunity to purchase reclaimed tent material bags from the Zero Waste Youth Project for $2-$5. Local vendors will be selling exciting options for bags as well!
Earth Matters is a program of Nelson CARES Society. The Zero Waste Youth Project has been running as a project of Earth Matters since fall 2012. Using tents left behind at festivals as a medium, we have been sharing the message of waste education with both Nelson’s youth, and our surrounding community. Over the year, the tents have transformed into re-claimed produce and shopping bags and are for sale to our community as a reminder to save a plastic bag and reduce your waste!
The Eco-Society is a non profit organization with a mandate to realize the vision of a regionally sustainable post-carbon society. The Eco-society has been successfully hosting the Saturday and Wednesday markets since 2001.
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See you at the Market!