If you're thinking this sounds like some sort of groovy tupperware party, mamas, think again. Ecoparty host Erin assures us that this is anything but. As she herself said: This is So Not Your Mama's Tupperware Party. Now that we've got that cleared up, read on and sign up. It'll be fun. Plus, Erin's house is an eco media darling. This way, you can see for your self! A former Northwest Earth Insitute staffer herself, she writes:
There's certainly no shortage of environmental issues to worry about - climate change, clean (and free) water, alternative energy, dwindling forests, pollution, the list goes on. It can make a mama feel a bit helpless.
One good remedy? Start in your own home. Take a look around and see what you can do everyday - be it bringing a cloth bag to the grocery store, composting apple peels, or getting rid of those toxic cleaning supplies. Then make some changes.
Need some help? Want to take what you're already doing a step further? This is where a Home Eco-Party comes in. Twelve mamas and a trained volunteer gather to discuss the following topics:
- Waste Reduction - Effective composting, creating an efficient recycling system, reducing packaging and junk mail.
- Taking Out Toxics - Identifying toxic household products and learning effective alternatives.
- Energy Savings - Weatherization audits, testing shower-head flow, and new technologies.
- Water Conservation - Savings through more efficient appliance use and yard irrigation.
Interested? Please RSVP as there is only space for 12. Also, you will be asked to fill out a checklist beforehand (you will not, however, be asked to purchase plastic containers in the latest spring colors!).
Sunday, April 20
3 - 5 PM
NE Portland (near Alberta)
Address provided upon RSVP.
Wondering about the Northwest Earth Institute? It is recognized as a national leader in the development of innovative programs that empower individuals and organizations to protect ecological systems. And it's local, natch. So Portland.