Phyllis Theermann

Are you doing some spring cleaning and getting rid of unwanted items? The folks at UU Wellesley are gladly accepting donations of household items including clothes, jewelry, books, home furnishings, kitchen items, china, linens, sports gear, electronics, and toys. Drop off at UU Wellesley (309 Washington St.) on Sunday, March 18, 12:00 to 6:00 pm, or contact rummage@uuwellesley.org to make arrangements for drop-off at your convenience! Click here for more information. The Rummage Sale itself will be on Saturday, March 24, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Proceeds from the rummage sale benefit the social justice work of the church.

Quentin

Let Folks Upcycle Your Spare T-Shirts Into Shopping Bags!

t shirt bag

The town’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is working with SaveOhno to turn your old/ spare t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. Wellesley is looking to ban single-use plastic bags in the near future, and reusable shopping bags are much more sustainable than paper bags. It’s even more sustainable if the bags themselves are recycled – out of your old or spare t-shirts.

So, if you have some good condition, clean t-shirts that you never wear, or even better, have a pile left over from an old event or promotion, please share them.

SaveOhno is an award-winning start-up which encourages action on climate and next week [beginningMar 21] dozens of Babson students will earn SaveOhno points by making shopping bags and they need the t-shirts for them to convert. If you have five or more then please send an email to info@sustainablewellesley.com saying how many t-shirts you want to donate and we will arrange pick up/drop off.

If you know someone sitting on a pile of “Save The Clock Tower 1955” t-shirts or similar then please pass this on to them, and thank you! Every donor will receive a free t-shirt-bag.

Feel free to email Sustainable Wellesley if you want to know how to do this DIY project too.