Waste Not Want Not Fair
FREE EVENT! ADULTS AND OLDER TEENS WELCOME
We live in a throw-away world, but unfortunately there is no ‘away’. The stuff we buy and throw away costs us money and costs the planet in terms of resources and energy. Trying to reduce the amount we buy and throw away saves us money and protects the planet, animals and our health, so it really makes sense.
This event will be fun and participative and full of interesting workshops, talks and stands where you will find out ways of reusing, reusing, repairing, upcycling, recycling and donating.This event takes places as part of ReUse month. Entrance is free , adults and older teens welcome.
What will happen at the event:
Community Reuse Network - sign their pledge to resue an item for ReUse month
RecycleIT - learn about what electronic items this Dublin community recycling initative can recycle.
VOICE - find out what this membership organisation is doing to help preserve our natural resources
Halloween Festival - find out about the fabulous Halloween festival happening in the north east inner city this year and what they are doing around promoting junk art and sustainablity in the community
Basic Clothes Repairs - Artist and Clothes Maker Grainne Dempsey will show you how to do simple clothes mending so you can hold on to your favourite clothes instead of binning them
All around the hall you will find innovative and thought inspiring pieces of art from the exhibition curated by Thomas Brezing, called 'Waste Not Want Not'.
Explore your creativity and convert junk into art works!
2.30pm-4pm ReCreate - this social enterprise takes end of line and surplus stock from businesses and reuses them as arts materials. Here you'll get a chance to explore lots of different materials, looms and more, and perhaps create something with a halloween theme for the halloween festival in Sean McDermott St on 31st Oct!
12.30pm-4pm Dave Newton- Artist Dave Newton will run two fun workshops, Sculpture (giving life and love back to disgarded items) and Collage Postcards (bring your address book to send the final product to a friend). Bring any old burst balls you may have please!
Furniture Upcycling with Sunflower Recycling - this community recycling initiative will show us how to upcycle furniture, including decoupage decoration
There will be a series of short talks, helping you to find ways to reduce your own waste, and save money in the process:
12.45pm-1.15pm Eco Babies– babies and toddlers can produce a lot of waste but they don’t have to! With Cecilia Ramondetta
1.30pm – 2pm Food Waste – ways to avoid throwing our precious food in the bin. With Lorraine Bull from VOICE
2.10pm-2.30pm Zero Waste - tips to replace everyday items with waste free alternatives. With Timi Konya, Zero Waste Ireland
2.45pm – 3.15pm Film Screening – The Story of Stuff. A 20 minute animated film about the damage our consumerism is doing and what we can do about it
3.30pm-3.50pm Eco Thrift – lots of tips to reduce spending and waste in the home. With Sinead Finegan
Tea and coffee will be available on a self-service basis. Please bring your reusable cup to save on washing up!
Event is free but donations welcome.
Parking is on street in local area only.