2017 Master Wishlist for Re-Use

The Master Wishlist is here! What is it? How is it connected to Meaford’s RE-Use & ECO-Fair?

The Master Wishlist is a combined list of items requested by local community groups, churches, schools and budding entrepreneurs. The ‘wished for’ items are dropped off by citizens during the RE-Use & ECO-Fair; then sorted and boxed by volunteers.

The exchange of goods isn’t for monetary gain. It is to support reuse in our community.

The RE-Use & ECO-Fair provides a very practical venue for promoting re-use & recycling ─ a positive, up-beat way to support efforts in Moving Towards Zero Waste.

Do you have any of the ‘wished for’ items? Are you ready to part with them? Bring them to the Meaford and St Vincent Community Centre. Saturday, April 29th, between 10am and 2 pm.

See you at the Fair. www.meaford.ca/earthweek

View the 2017 Re-Use Wishlist

Web Site Updates (so far)

Hello all,

Jaden and I have been making updates to the Transition Meaford web site, and want to summarize what has taken place so far:

Projects have been updated and each have their own drop-down menu.

Content from our monthly meeting minutes are added into the web site directly where applicable. For example, a Reskilling event is announced, and the events calendar gets updated. Or find out what was discussed about Local Government initiatives in the Bridge to Local Government Project tab.

Submit your reskilling or community building events to the calendar. Email Jaden or myself and we’ll post it. Stay updated by adding the Transition Meaford calendar to your mobile device or computer: http://www.transitionmeaford.org/events/ Carpool to the Guelph Resilience Festival this weekend, anyone?

Other events that are organized by some other groups within the municipality are listed at http://www.transitionmeaford.org/re-skilling/

You can also participate in the online discussions. Check out the Transition Forum and email Jaden to add your community post. The Transition Meaford Facebook Page is now embedded on our web site. https://www.facebook.com/groups/269978913013041/

We have a web site which Leo kindly administers for us for free, and we see the value of using the web site as the community connector. We need your participation to ensure the web site is a social and actively updated space. We look forward to your sharing of feedback, ideas, events, and discussion online.

Earth Week

Once again the Municipality of Meaford, in conjunction with a group of volunteers, will be hosting various events around the Municipality during Earth Week.

This year the RE-Use & ECO-Fair will take place at the Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre on Saturday, April 29th  from 10am to 2pm.

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.


Re-Use Fair

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.

If you are a member of a community group that would like to participate, please complete the Wishlist Application 2017 and return it to aknott@meaford.ca by Friday, March 31st.

The list of items needed will be published in April, so please check back then!

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?

Eco-Fair Looking for Vendors

Earth Week Vendor Application Form

At the ECO portion of the Re-Use and Eco Fair, the municipality would like to feature local earth-friendly vendors who’s business upcycles or repurposes items from one once useful life into another, or has other eco-friendly practices.

It is a great way to showcase your business and reach out to other eco-minded residents who are working towards a cleaner environment.

There is a $10 application fee to hold your spot for the Fair. Reserve your space as soon as possible. The application deadline is April 3, 2017. Space will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions please contact:

Lindy Iversen
Earth Week Organizing Team Participant
519-538-0167


Contact Us

For more information on the Re-Use and Eco Fair, contact us at 519-538-1060 ext 1200, or email aknott@meaford.ca.

Friends of Waste Reduction (FOWR)

Moving Towards Zero Waste Statement of Purpose:

We are Friends of Waste Reduction (FOWR), a volunteer group connected with the Development & Environmental Services Department of the Municipality of Meaford.

Our aims are twofold:

  1. To work in harmony with the municipality on waste reduction, and
  2. To create, test and implement inspiring & practical initiatives that support waste redirection & reduction; initiatives that may be voluntarily embraced by local groups, event organizers, churches & businesses.

We are a non-political, non-confrontational grass-roots team, focused on the benefits of taking action to help turn our waste stream into a resource stream. Everyone is welcome to join in & support our aims.

This is a journey of working towards zero waste; we do not know when we will get there.

Municipal Staff Contact: Emily Howard ehoward@meaford.ca

Volunteers: Jaden Calvert, Cathy Miller, Lynda Stephens, Lindy Iversen, Heather Bukazias

Streetbank – things and skills share for neighbours

Streetbank logo

We have launched a new spark which is things and skills share for Meaford. We are utilizing the Streetbank.com platform for this. Anyone is welcome to join Streetbank.com.

Instructions: It is free to become a member and all you need to do to be able to view what your neighbours are sharing is to go to streetbank.com, create an account and share at least one item.

Main goals:

  1. Building community, getting to know your neighbours
  2. Reuse items, waste diversion from landfill
  3. Economic growth of the area and wealth of local families

Tools:

  1. Main platform for items and skills sharing is the website streetbank.com
  2. Promotional tools are on the page Spread the Word. For example, here is a page you can print out and hand out to your neighbours (add your name and address), here is the poster.

Tree Planting events for May 29 2016

Seedy Sunday at The Barn Coop (thebarncoop.ca, see attached).
thebarncooptrees* Seeds/seedlings vendors
* BBQ
* Tree/Garden Planting
* Live music
Time: 11am-3pm @ 121 Old Hw 26, Meaford, N4L 1W7

 

The tree planting at the St Vincent Centre for Organic Farming.
Time: May 29th from 3-6pm. Contact Jaden Calvert at jaden@alumni.uoguelph.ca or 519-538-0628.

 

RE-Use ECO Fair Wishlist for 2016

RE-Use ECO Fair Wishlist for 2016!

Tree Planting April 2016

Transition Meaford is participating in Tree Planting and garbage collecting events in Meaford this April. Done twice a year tree planting is called Hometown Eco-Bomb.

If you are interested please signup to Transition Meaford mailing list (on the right) to get updates on the time, date, and location. Right now we are looking for:

  • Volunteers to come plant trees and socialize.

For a local business it’s a great way to get exposure. You can donate a seedling or come plant with us. Email tearslake@gmail.com or call Leo 519-270-0916.
So far we are supported by:
Transition Meaford team,
Meaford Municipality,
Leonid Belov from Website Under Control,
Mark Grahlman from Sunrise Organics,
Ivan Chan from Even in Season.
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RE-Use & ECO-Fair April 23rd Earth Day

Morning Everyone,

The Earth Week RE-Use & ECO-Fair is drawing closer. It is Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am – 3:00 pm at the MSV Community Centre.

We hope that you’ll consider investing some of your time to help out at this community happening.

Successful events live & die to the degree that they are embraced by people in our community.

We hope that you feel that this event is on the right track; working towards a zero-waste, sharing culture.

The volunteers from last year’s weighing team have offered again this year to quantify the volume of goods donated.

There are many other tasks that require volunteers, i.e. greeters at the door, kitchen help, attending to safety issues, moving donated items to the designated area, runners between the kitchen & serving area, relieving staff at the coffee table, sorting of goods, clean-up at the end, and sharing information about the nature of the event.
Your time is a gift that is always valued. We hope you’ll consider joining the team for all or part of the day.

Be well,
Lindy Iversen
Volunteer with Earth Week
519-538-0167

Earth Day Brochure 2016
RE-Use Fair Wishlist Form 2016
Vendor Application Form – 2016

RE-Use ECO Fair Wishlist for 2015

Once again the Municipality of Meaford, in conjunction with a group of volunteers will be hosting various events around the Municipality during Earth Week (April 18-24, 2015)!

See the Poster and the Wishlist for the RE-Use ECO Fair:
RE-Use, ECO Fair Poster [PDF]
Wishlist 2015 alphabetical [PDF]