Zero-Waste Events

Sustainable Williston with Williston Fire Department at Pancake Breakfast

Sustainable Williston volunteers and Williston Fire Department staff pose after the March 2018 Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

Big parties are great, but a big event can mean big waste! Sustainable Williston is working to make as many events in our community Zero-Waste event as possible.

What’s a Zero-Waste event?

A “zero-waste event” is one where all possible waste is reduced or re-directed to recycling or compost waste streams. This means using reusable materials where possible (signage, cutlery, etc.), then making sure disposables are recyclable or compostable (table settings, containers, etc.). The goal is to have the smallest trash volume at the end of the event. It’s hard work, but it’s fun too!

What Williston events are zero-waste?

So far Sustainable Williston has teamed up with local event sponsors to make the following annual events waste-free:

  • July 3rd Ice Cream Social
  • Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (March)

Make your event Zero-Waste!

If you have an upcoming event, contact us to discuss waste-reduction strategies and possible partnership.

For more information contact us at admin@sustainablewilliston.org

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Kick-Off – Williston’s Fabric Shopping Bag Sewing Group

For October we are combining our social with a special event:

Kick-Off – Williston’s Fabric Shopping Bag Sewing Group

Example bag sewn by Melinda Petter of Sustainable Williston.

Please join us as we gather to start a community group focused on Sewing Fabric Shopping Bags.

Date: Thurs, October 10
Time: 7 – 8:30 PM
Where: Isham Family Farm Barn, 3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston

We will be sewing fabric shopping bags – in advance of VT’s new law banning single use plastic shopping bags which goes into effect July 2020. You can sew a bag for yourself, for a friend, or for a community member in need of a bag.

We will provide a simple pattern, instruction, tables, cutting boards, an iron, and ironing board.

Please bring your sewing machine, pins, scissors, and some sturdy woven fabric, and sew a bag with us. Acceptable fabrics include left-over yardage or used fabric from draperies etc., no tee-shirts or stretchy fabric please.
We should have extra fabric to share. And we certainly would appreciate any extra fabric you may consider donating!

Don’t have a sewing machine? Not ready to sew? You are welcome to just stop by, to chat, and see what we’re up to, or maybe even give someone a hand with cutting, folding, or ironing.

This initial Fabric Bag Sewing Group event will be combined with Sustainable Williston’s monthly social gathering. Simple snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a drink. Beer/wine is allowed, BYOB.

Note, this first sewing group meeting is being held in an historic barn … which means no heating – dress warmly if the evening is chilly. The Fabric Bag Sewing Group will find an appropriate venue for the winter months ahead.

*RSVP’s appreciated, but not required*
RSVP to Melinda Petter mjpetter@gmail.com

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