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Zero Landfill 2016

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We are happy to announce that ZeroLandfillDenver (ZLD) has been adopted by Women in Design, Denver.  We are now looking for a new location to host this much-needed program so we need your help! If you are interested in donating space or volunteering with ZLD please contact WiDInfo@widdenver.org Keep reading for more details!
 

About the Program:

ZeroLandfill is an award-winning up cycling program held seasonally that diverts expired specification samples and supports the needs of local artists and art educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity.
 
POLLINATION:
Collection of materials from design firms to collection site during a specific window of time.
Collection requirements
  • Firms will bring Discontinued, expired or unused  samples only form their Designer library.  No paper or product catalogs or tip cards allowed.
  • Sort items by type in boxes with firm/organization name clearly marked
  • If possible, remove binders and/or backing and recycle at your home or workplace.
CULTIVATE:
Seperation, sorting and weighing of samples. Volunteers needed.  Dates/ times to be determined.
This is often a fun, bonding interaction with amazing people from the community.
 
HARVEST:
The public comes to take samples away for their use.
 
Find us on Facebook: Zerolandfill Denver
Follow us on Twitter: @ZeroLandfillDen
Join our ZeroLandfill group on LinkedIn
Join our team in Women in Design
 

Host Site Space Requirements:

1. Warehouse room or a space to house collections of outdated/discontinued materials (100 s.f. min. is ideal)  This can be short term (4-6 weeks) 2-4 times a year

      OR  A permanent space so the collections can be collected and managed all year long from designers.  We still plan to only have 2-4 Harvest days open to the public (unless a site is open to letting people collect at any time.)
      OR Parking spaces in an exterior lot or along a building for a storage container (8’x48’ standard shipping container)

2. Parking for public during Harvest days.  10+ cars ideal

3. Accessibility to one designated person in charge

4. Room for staging space in or near the storage for Sorting and weighing

 

Wish List:

1.  Designate space full time so that collections can be taken and sorted all year. (scheduled by a volunteer)

2.  Above warehouse space plus use of box pallets and a fork lift.

3.  Access to a parking lot so public can remain outside during Harvest days.

4.  Access to a large Industrial scale

 

Sponsorships:

 If you do not have a site or space to provide, your company can still help support ZLD and WID.
  • Give money as Primary Sponsor $500 (logo on all print)
  • Donate money for items needed (i.e.: storage container, tools, gloves, events…)
  • Sponsor a Cultivate/Harvest day by providing food and beverages (Event coverage and product display)

Involvement:

Please let us know if you are interested in any of the following:
  • Core team volunteer (committee on WiD steering committee)
  • Volunteer for sorting or Harvest days
  • Produce up-cycled items as examples to share with the public
  • Want to be notified of Harvest (collection) days only
  • Material Accountability volunteer (meet people at collection site as needed)
  • Social Media Outreach (manage Facebook, Twitter accounts and more)
  • Sponsor
Posted by Heather Howell | in Blog | 2 Comments »


2 Comments on “Zero Landfill 2016”

  1. Ashley Spanovich Says:

    Hi! I would love to help with ZeroLandfill. I would be open to being a Core team volunteer, volunteer for sorting harvest days, produce upcycled materials, or social media outreach, or sponsor. Let me know how I can help, I thought that ZeroLandfill was no longer in Denver!

  2. Geneva Kowalski Says:

    Hi Ashley! Jeni O’Brien will be getting in contact with you about how you can help! Thanks for your support.

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