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August Monthly Gathering: Think OUTSIDE the plastic bag

August 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Speaker: Carol Sullivan
Things made of plastic surround us. Fossil carbon in the form of oil is pumped from deep in the earth, turned into disposable plastic things that often get used once and tossed. From there they pollute our world, and sometimes kill wildlife and slowly enter the food web. Did you know plastic pollution can now be found in seafood, beer, salt, honey, and other foods? “Think OUTSIDE the Plastic Bag (… bottle, cup, take-home container and straw)” will offer plastic facts, ways to break our plastic addiction, and describe how a bag ban works.

About the speaker:
Carol describes herself as a recovering plastic addict, whose only credentials are caring what kind of planet her 10 grandchildren will live in, and the conviction that together, we can be that “100th monkey” and change the way our society looks at plastics.
She hopes you learn one new thing tonight, and knows that she will learn more than that from you.
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Transition Fidalgo and Friends program gatherings are open to all and you are welcome to attend; you needn’t be a member to come.
Our gatherings include community announcements and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency.

Fix-It Days 2018

August 25, September 29

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Anacortes Farmer's Market: At The Depot : 7th St. & 'R' Ave,

During the summer Anacortes Farmer’s Market season, TF&F volunteers staff a booth on the last Saturday of each month. They donate their labor to help us re-use by repairing objects that still have life in them – lamps, small appliances, whatever a handyman can fix.

Your donation for this work goes to support the Anacortes Family Center, a shelter for homeless women and children.

  • You get to reduce, re-use, recycle and repair with your tax-deductible donation.
  • The planet gets to breathe a bit.
  • Your community is strengthened by your financial donation.

We call that a win/win.

Got a broken appliance you’re hoping to repair? Or a lamp that needs attention? How about those two watches that need new batteries? Broken or chipped items that need mending? “If you can set it on the table, we’ll have a go at it (although toasters are discouraged).”

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Transition Fidalgo and Friends’ mission: to raise awareness of and develop solutions to the challenges of climate change, energy uncertainty, and economic instability. Transition Fidalgo & Friends promotes a move away from fossil fuels through decreasing demand, increasing efficiency, supporting renewable energy, and fostering the local production of food, energy, and goods.