The Saturday event on the 29th (drop in any time between, 11.30am – 2.30 pm) is partly a Tupperware Amnesty, bring along your lonely lids or your lonely pots with no lids, between us we can find some matches and get those plastic boxes back in action as well as a a ‘Waste Chat Cafe’. At the Assembly Rooms in St.Briavels.
The Cafe will be open for tea, coffee and cake and a chance to catch up with us on our latest plans and activities, share your ideas with us, ask for advice on any issues relating to waste that you have, or to meet up with each other and offer support and ideas from your own experience of reducing waste, re-using or challenging the creation of waste in the first place.
Then the following Friday the 5th of May will be a Zero Waste Film Night, we will be showing two short animations: ‘The Story of Stuff’ and ‘The Story of Change’, followed by a workshop to explore the idea of setting up a local ‘Library of Things’ in tandem with a quarterly ‘Repair Cafe’. A library of things is like a library of books, but instead you can borrow for example; good quality tools, a bread machine, a food dehydrator, sewing machine, musical instruments – you may well have other ideas. Existing Libraries of things have also included some training in how to use the equipment available to up skill as well, this would sit well with the repair cafe which could also act as an outreach hub for the library of things. It would be really interesting to explore the idea as a community, what would work here in our villages, how, who and where? So come along to either or both event if you are interested and have the time. If you are interested but can’t make these events then do be in touch via my email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your thoughts, ideas and questions. Here is a link with some helpful thoughts on the emergence of ‘Libraries of Things’. http://www.shareable.net/blog/the-library-of-things-8-spaces-changing-how-we-think-about-stuff
Thanks as always for your interest and time. Sarah