Could your house be a ZERO WASTE house?

Join Sustainable Renton for a wonderful workshop on practical solutions for moving towards zero waste!

December 3, 2016 – 11AM

Blossom Vegetarian

305 Burnett Ave. S., Renton, WA 98057

zero-wasteAllison Love Sheller, Renton resident and mother of two, will share her experience and knowledge about living a zero waste lifestyle. The average person creates 4.38 pounds of trash every day – that’s half a ton of garbage per year. While zero waste may seem like a high bar in our consumer culture, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips and ideas on how to reduce and reuse everyday items to dramatically reduce your household’s trash output.

This workshop comes just in time for the holidays! Allison’s suggestions on gift giving and wrapping will help you reduce your trash impact this holiday season.

Following the workshop, Sustainable Renton Board Member Mary Bakeman will talk about Sustainable Renton’s efforts to eliminate plastic bags from Renton’s resources. Just like our neighbors to the North – Seattle, Redmond and Issaquah – we are looking to initiate an ordinance to promote a plastic free city! Find out how you can get involved in making Renton a city that is truly ahead of the curve and make this ordinance come to fruition.

There is a suggested $5 donation for this workshop. Any donations received will support the continuation of Sustainable Renton projects.

Help Wanted!

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Help Wanted! Sustainable Renton has its annual elections coming up next month. Everyone is welcome. We believe in the spirit of rotation at Sustainable Renton and would love to have more folks that are passionate about Renton join our organization.

Aside from our Board positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer needing to be filled, we would love to have people that might have a vision for our city. As a federally recognized 501c3, Sustainable Renton can help with grant writing and procuring financing to make projects happen.

Sustainable Renton also has a few projects that we need volunteers for. One is Sustainable Renton Community Farm(SRCF). This community garden is located in the East Renton Highlands neighborhood. Along with providing community garden plots, SRCF also grows food for Sustainable Renton Farm Stand. This stand makes the food that is grown available for people on a sliding scale. We need people that are willing to harvest food, set-up the booth, man the booth and complete tear down twice a month on the first and third Fridays from June through September from the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The Farm Stand is erected in front of the Renton Senior Center located at 211 Burnett Ave N. Renton, WA 98057

Another project that will be taking form in 2017 is the Little Mountain Community Garden located in the Earlington Hill neighborhood. The plan for this property is to make a community garden and food forest to help further our efforts towards food justice in Renton.

There will be a number of work parties held throughout the year that will provide multiple opportunities for people to help out.

Also, we love to have workshops and educational seminars for our community at a low to no cost price. If you have a talent or an expertise that you think might fit our organization’s vision and would like to use our platform for promotion, please let us know.

Our Board meeting will be held on December 15th at 6 pm. Our meeting is currently held at one of our members’ homes. Please contact sustainablerenton@gmail.com for more information.