Everyday sustainability

Mission: 

To educate and empower individuals to reduce waste by incorporating sustainable practices in their everyday lives, including reducing consumption; reusing, repurposing, or reclaiming products or waste; and recycling.

Everyday Sustainability aims to educate and empower you to make sustainable decisions in your everyday life to reduce waste.

We are facing a global need to reduce the waste that goes into our landfills, environment, and waterways. We can achieve this by reducing our consumption of new products, reusing or repurposing things that we already have, reclaiming items that would otherwise be waste, and recycling. 

The Everyday Sustainability Committee promotes initiatives to reduce the use of single use plastics like shopping bags, water bottles, and straws. 

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Rags 2 bags

The Rags 2 Bags team has championed the reduction of plastic shopping bags by hand-sewing and distributing reusable fabric bags to the community. Find out more about this project and our Rags 2 Bags team HERE.

Lemoyne chain of parks - recycled Content award

Sustainable Tallahassee sponsors the Recycled Content Award that encourages exhibiting artists to find new and unique ways to repurpose materials and turn them into art.

The 2021 Winner was Robin Popp, who combines repurposed materials with paintings to create truly unique pieces of art. 

tally trash challenge

In April 2021, Sustainable Tallahassee sponsored the first Tally Trash Challenge, a community-wide trash clean up initiative. The Trash Challenge encouraged participants to engage in trash clean ups "anytime or anywhere" and provided educational resources regarding the importance of waste reduction through a social media campaign. Through the Trash Challenge, Sustainable Tallahassee mobilized over 100 volunteers all over Leon County to remove litter (and invasive plant species!). See us in the news!

The spirit of the Tally Trash Challenge lives on through our quarterly "Adopt-a-Street" clean-ups and Pop-Up Clean Ups throughout the year.

Learn more about our work in these articles and on our website:

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, April 2019   
 

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, April 2018

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, April, 2017

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, April, 2016

Article:  Honoring Earth Day with Steps You Can Take, April, 2019 

Article:  Slowing the Tide of Plastic Bags, July, 2017

Article: Greening Our Community with two Green Festivals, April, 2017

Article: Getting Passionate About Sustainability, January, 2017
Article: Dollars and Common Sense - Bottled Water is Money and Resources Down the Drain, October, 2015
Article: Drink Locally - Stop Buying Commercial Bottled Water, May, 2015

We would love for you to join the movement and help us with our mission to reduce waste. Check our calendar for the next Everyday Sustainability Committee meeting or contact our committee chair for details.  

Chair

Kristen Summers

Contact Kristen at
kristen@sustainabletallahassee.org 



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