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Rethink Your Holiday: Less Stuff, More Joy!

(Green) Friday, November 28, – January 1 2015

Join the Rethink Waste Project in Rethinking Your Holiday! Create your own meaningful tradition that focuses less on stuff and more on the things that really matter – experiences, relationships, and other untangibles. Head over to our new Less Stuff More Joy page to get tips and ideas

 

Trashed: No Place For Waste

Tuesday January 6, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30
First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend,  Free.
Questions?  Call Nancy Merrick 541-815-6504.

“Trashed – No Place For Waste” is an award-winning and inspirational film about the health and social and environmental consequences of our waste, with actor Jeremy Irons and soundtrack by Vangelis.

“with the participation of Jeremy Irons, looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current ‘waste industry’.”

 

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Open

Friday, January 9th & Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted free of charge from residential users at the Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility. The HHW Facility is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Friday and Saturday of each month.

 

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

Thursday January 15th, 6pm & 8pm showtimes, at Bend Armory

This annual fundraiser for REALMS showcases how we fashion our lives while lessening waste. It features an eclectic wearable art runway show, featuring trash fashion and re-fashioned garments, a live and silent auction, and a local artist marketplace. This event invites the community to reconsider the value of trash and celebrate the creative sustainable spirit of Bend.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Open

Friday, January 23rd & Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted free of charge from residential users at the Knott Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility. The HHW Facility is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Friday and Saturday of each month.


Repair Cafe Kicks Off “Maker Mondays” at Bend Library

Monday February 9th, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 at Downtown Bend Public Library

We’re excited to collaborate with the Downtown Bend Public Library to kick off their new monthly “Maker Mondays” series in 2015 with a Repair Cafe! This Repair Cafe will be unique in that we are limiting it to just SMALL APPLIANCE REPAIR ONLY. Stay tuned for details.

 

Spring 2015 Repair Cafe at The Gear Fix

Thursday April 2, 2015 at The Gear Fix

Join us at The Gear Fix for our 5th seasonal Repair Cafe! Volunteers and the Gear Fix staff will be on hand to repair your broken items – for free!  Bring your bikes, shoes, knit goods, clothing, outdoor gear, small appliances and general household goods to get fixed. The Gear Fix is located at 345 SW Century Drive, Bend.

Stay tuned for date and further event details!

 

Art of Recycling, Rethink Waste Community Youth Art Project

See the culmination of different youth groups and classrooms’ work as they repurposed discarded, leftover and trash items into a community reclaimed art project to encourage people to Rethink Waste. The Art of Recycling has been on display throughout Central Oregon and is now available for schools, businesses and organizations to set up temporarily to highlight their waste reduction efforts. Contact us to borrow this display!

 

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