Green Circle is a project to raise awareness about plastic waste by providing reusable dinnerware at the Altadena Farmers Market, making reusable grocery bags, creating the concept of BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything), and providing VIP dining space for food truck and food stand patrons. The grant will fund more reusable dinnerware, produce bag making supplies, a DIY zero waste dishwashing station, signage and banners, marketing and outreach.
Patagonia, Inc., is a clothing retailer long committed to sustainability. It gives one percent of its sales to grassroots groups working for environmental causes and making a difference in their local communities. One year ago, Repair Cafe Pasadena was also the happy recipient of $400 from Patagonia for needed tools for the Tinkerers station.
Green Circle would like to give special thanks to Patagonia's Pasadena staff who voted for us and have been inviting us to make their events zero waste. We need to recognize our fiscal sponsor Day One as our soon-to-be Eco-Partner in the AltaPasa community.
A one-woman-operated Zero Waste Booth at Altadena Farmers Market has evolved into a team of seven over two years. Sylvia Holmes helped me by mind mapping Green Circle at the very beginning. Ginko Lee has shown me how to organize a project that generates place-making opportunities. Susan Campisi has been my partner in eco-crime. Jessica has been the youngest member with the oldest soul. She has given me hope for the next green generation. Joy Lam has brought her business wisdom and crafty hands to our team. And lastly, Dorothy Wong has brought non-stop local eco-activism opportunities to our grassroots minded team.
Thanks to all Transitioners who have been and will be joining our eco-mission to wipe out all the single-use plastics from our houses, the community and all over Mother Earth!
Perfectly imperfect zero waste advocate
"Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Regift, then Repeat!"