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
Seedy Sunday at The Barn Coop (thebarncoop.ca, see attached).
* Seeds/seedlings vendors
* 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 email@example.com or 519-538-0628.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Leo 519-270-0916.
So far we are supported by:
Transition Meaford team,
Leonid Belov from Website Under Control,
Mark Grahlman from Sunrise Organics,
Ivan Chan from Even in Season.
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.
Volunteer with Earth Week
Earth Day Brochure 2016
RE-Use Fair Wishlist Form 2016
Vendor Application Form – 2016
FILMS FOR THOUGHT
Brought to you by Transition Meaford. Same time same place:
Sundays at Meaford Hall at 1pm.
Price: $7 adults, $2 students.
Dates: October 28th, November 25th, January 20th, February 24th, March 24th, May 5th
Films for Thought in Meaford Hall
Contact: 1-877-538-0463 www.meafordhall.ca
UPDATE: The movie Biophilic Design will be shown on Sunday, May 5th at 1pm.
It was a pleasure to see the article entitled Meaford Landscape Designer Awarded Contract in The Meaford Independent.
It suggested that the Films for Thought; environmental and social justice series at Meaford Hall is on track.
The series is starting a second run of 6 documentaries, from October 2012 to April 2013, all designed to spark discussion around the issues of healthy humans integrated with a healthy planet.
Thomas Dean shares on his web site that his years of life experience “are drawn upon in my approach to design challenges, along with a profound respect for the natural world and the opportunities, in our lives and our work, to sustain and protect and celebrate biodiversity.”
New and special to Meaford is the beginning of a yearly film series entitled Films for Thought, presented by Transition Meaford.
In the spirit of community collaboration; Meaford Hall, The Meaford Independent, Evolve Toy Store and Transition Meaford connected to move this idea to the big screen.
Six consecutive Sunday afternoons starting May 20th, Films for Thought will offer movie goers a chance to further develop a critical perspective on global events and ones’ role in nurturing their local community.
Details of the Sunday afternoon Films for Thought series will be re releasing in Meaford Hall’s spring publication (released May 11th).
Tickets are purchased through the Meaford Hall box office: Adult $7.00, Student $2.
- Sunday, May 20th: Economics of Happiness
- Sunday, May 27th: The Power of Community (Cuba)
- Sunday, June 3rd: Urban Roots (Detroit, Michigan)
- Sunday, June 10th: Dirt: The Movie (Earth)
- Sunday, June 17th: End of Suburbia (North America)
- Sunday, June 24th: Escape from Suburbia (North America)
E-mail the Films for Thought poster to your friends!