It’s like the best garage sale ever – because everything is free. And it’s all happening this coming Sun. Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at The Handsome Daughter, 61 Sherbrook Street.
Organizers of the first ever Stuff Swap are asking people to share their unwanted items with the community, with the promise that any unclaimed items will be donated to a couple of non-profit agencies.
Winnipeggers are invited to bring their unwanted clothes, furniture, books, dishes, movies, knick-knacks and anything else collecting dust or sitting forgotten in the crawlspace.
Attendees can give, trade, or take anything that has overstayed its welcome. And it’s all for free.
The event is hosted by Waste Not Winnipeg, a newly launched website advocating a shift away from waste culture through creative thinking and smart consumer decisions.
“Waste Not Winnipeg is based on the idea that making sustainable lifestyle choices doesn’t have to mean drastically changing your life,” said Megan Redmond, the site’s founder. “Often people shy away from environmentally conscious activities because it seems difficult and intimidating. Waste Not Winnipeg proves you don’t have to be David Suzuki to make an impact.”
Redmond thinks attending the Stuff Swap is an easy first step toward a less wasteful lifestyle.
To entertain the swappers, an acoustic open mic will be hosted by local musician, Mitch Kruse. This “mic swap” will feature local musical talent and is open to any musician who wants to swap some sounds.
Waste Not Winnipeg is a new website dedicated to being sustainable in a modern world. The site tells the stories of creative thinkers in Winnipeg who are making a positive shift from waste culture, enriching their lives and their community in the process. To read the stories or share your own, visit www.wastenotwpg.com.
Learn more about the Stuff Swap on their event page, or contact Waste Winnipeg Founder, Megan Redmond at 204.918.7372 or on Twitter @wastenotwpg or by email email@example.com