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

Recent Posts

Sustainable Williston plants trees!

Sustainable Williston volunteers recently planted 20 bare root trees (sycamore, silver and sugar maple, hackberry, and elm) donated from 350VT. The Town of Williston suggested a parcel of land along the Allen Brook across from the fire station. This area has beaver activity and was in need of help. It is also private land that belongs to a condo development. Chapin first scouted the area and then received permission for the planting. All hands were needed to plant the trees in heavy clay soil.

Next steps include making a sign to place near the trees explaining the project. We will need to watch for dry spells and water trees as needed. Weeding around the trees a couple of times this season will help with crowding. In 5 years, we should remove hardware cloth. We will continue to work with the town to designate a place for more planting, form an energy committee, and hire an energy coordinator

So glad we could pull this off! Thanks everyone!

Cheers to carbon sequestration, soil erosion prevention, wildlife habitat enhancement, run-off reduction for Allen Brook protection, and climate change mitigation.

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