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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

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]

Transition Meaford location change

The location of the monthly Transition Meaford meeting has been moved from EcoInhabit to the Anglican Christ Church at 34 Boucher Street, Meaford. The time 7:00 pm is still the same and the date, always the second Wednesday of the month is still the same.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Meaford’s barn

(Meaford Express)
Come celebrate the Spring Equinox on Saturday March 21 and become a Co-Operative member to health, a co-creator of Meaford’s newest destination spot.

Enjoy a Saturday Music Night in The Barn, with the Rhythmic Vibrations of The Et Rhino band: Jay Stiles, Kyle Haight and Jayden Grahlman, while making change happen.

Spend an evening tasting Wild Food sampling, organic foods from the Market, a cash bar, live music and more, all while learning more about foods as medicine.

Be a part of this vision, with the mission: “To supply a clean and secure food source, education and wellness to our community.”

Help The Barn Co-Operative Network realize its vision in the co-operative spirit of creating together because: “we are stronger together.”

Proceeds will help transition the Market into The Barn Co-operative Network: a health hub of organic foods, workshops, yoga, education, café, gallery, gardens and more. The Barn will become a destination go to place for Meaford’s cultural mapping.

All inside an ecologically rebuilt historical barn, making organic foods more affordable for all.

Tickets are just $40 per person. There are many ways to support and get involved to make this vision a reality. More information online at: www.themarketmeaford.com. For tickets call: 519-538-1522 or visit The Barn at 121 Old Hwy. 26.

The NEW Barn ECO-Co-op is having an RRSP investment drive!

It’s the first eco co-op of its kind in Ontario! We need you to make it happen! Join us and use your Self Directed RRSPs to invest locally in our community!

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