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Would you like to meet like-minded people? This is a supportive group for anyone who is in their journey to sustainable lifestyle, approximating zero-waste - eliminating use of single-use plastics, and generally, all disposables.

Everybody at different stages of this process is welcome. We will encourage & learn from each other - no judgements, just pure love!

Minimizing our household waste is good both for our wallet and for the planet. The process can help us reflect on our values and consumption patterns. Buy less, make, mend and fix and have fun in the process - - and enjoy life more!

Activities:
- cleanup hikes - perhaps Swedish plogging using Literrati phone app!
- movie/potluck nights - watch documentary films on plastic pollution, fast fashion, food waste, organic farming etc. ... while feasting on zero-waste homemade pop-corn!
- Swap meetup of clothes and other-unloved-items-looking-for-new-homes
- bulk buying club ... purchase of cheese in wheels to avoid plastic wraps! And other case purchases ..
- splitting of CSA shares that are too large for individuals
- trip to farmers market for (close to) zero-waste grocery shopping
- baking meetup ... learning how to bake sourdough bread
- fermentation meetup ... learning how to ferment vegetables
- fixers meetup .. to fix broken things around your house
- shopping tour of zero-waste gears at ReUse Center and other thrifty stores
- bulk shopping trip at GreenStar
- sewing meetup to make cloth produce/grocery bags, bento lunch bag, etc.
- trip to zero-waste shop in Brooklyn
- press for local single-use plastic ban (plastic bottles, plastic bags)
- letter writing campaigns
- garden support, easy compost bin creation
- zero-waste pet support
- recreational hiking / nature trips to local nature preserves
...etc. Suggestions welcome!

I borrowed the photo of jars above from Zero Waste Chef's blog www.zerowastechef.com (http://www.zerowastechef.com)

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