Learn about topics related to the environment and about the numerous environmental projects currently underway in the Triangle! Co-hosted by The Scrap Exchange and Don't Waste Durham, the Eco Faire will be an interactive, educational event, taking place in coordination with The Scrap Exchange's DIY Fest. The goal for DIY Fest and the Eco Faire is to bring together artists, makers, environmentalists and other creative individuals to celebrate The Triangle’s innovative spirit.
Tickets are free! Please RSVP. If you will just be attending the pollinator workshop or documentary screening, please select those specific tickets accordingly. The Eco Faire will be at 2020 Chapel Hill Rd. in suite 30.
Schedule: 10am: Eco Faire is open to the public 10:30am-1pm: Informational presentations from organizations including: Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Carolina Solar Services, and Ungraded Produce 1-2pm: Discussion Panel: The Importance of Green Businesses 2-4pm: Informational presentations from organizations including: Durham Parks Foundation, Durham Bike Co-Op, Compost Now, and Don't Waste Durham 4-5pm: Interactive Pollinator Hotel Workshop- Come make a pollinator hotel! 5-6pm: Documentary Screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
BONUS: There will be a seed planting station! Decorate a planter. Seeds, dirt, and containers will be provided! Businesses/organizations that will be represented include: Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Carolina Solar Services, Ungraded Produce, Durham Parks Foundation, NC School of Math and Science, Durham Hub Farm, Compost Now, Don't Waste Durham, Reborn Clothing Co., Durham Bike Co-op, Repair Cafe, Green Zone Recycling
History of The Scrap Exchange and the Eco Faire: The Scrap Exchange is a local non-profit and currently, the largest creative reuse center in the world. Their mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse. Since 1991, The Scrap Exchange has been creating opportunities in the Triangle and throughout the southeast to educate the public on creative alternatives to residential and commercial waste. As a national leader in creative reuse, the organization is continuously exploring new ways to engage the community in environmental advocacy.
The Scrap Exchange's Eco Faire will be focused on facilitating both interactive and informative discussions around environmental policy, renewable energy and technology, circular economies, waste reduction, and more. The Eco Faire will also be a platform for local environmental groups to share relevant information about the numerous environmental projects currently underway in Durham.