Zero-Waste

There is no such thing as AWAY

At the Not-So-Simple Living Fair, one of our goals is to generate a minimal amount of trash.  For three of the last four years, we ended up with less than 2 bags of trash at the end of the weekend each year. Last year didn’t work out so well so this year we decided to make Zero Waste a more prominent feature of the fair.

Why Zero Waste? A vitally important goal for human society and the future of our world’s ecology is reducing waste. We cannot continue to waste resources and pollute our environment and expect everything to continue without serious ugly changes to our world.

This year’s Zero Waste Project features three presentations and other projects that advance this theme. The three presentations are: Basic Construction, Bottle Bricks, and Building a Cob Bench. One of the projects is kids making super hero capes with the Zero Waste symbol on it. Look for this year’s heroes wearing their capes.

Bring Your Own Place Setting.
One way to limit the amount of stuff we send to the landfill is to develop the habit of using our own dishes for take out food as well as for our Saturday night potluck and barbecue.
We do this by asking everyone to BYO (Bring Your Own dishes.)  We also have a BYO vendor if you find yourself at the event without your own dishes. We will have a dish-washing station.

We also compost all paper products along with all food waste.

You will find stations with three cans – compost, recycle and trash.  Please make sure you deposit your refuse properly.

Stop by the Zero Waste station next to the Information Booth and find out more!

Thanks for your help.