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.
Everyday Sustainability (formerly known as the Super Rs Committee) promotes initiatives to reduce the use of single use plastics like shopping bags, water bottles, and straws.
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.
Kick Bottled water
Our "Kick Bottled Water" project has involved strong efforts to bring attention and challenge people to change behaviors, by publishing articles in the Tallahassee Democrat, creating a Pledge to Kick Bottled Water, and creating a Water Bottle Monster to showcase our efforts at public festivals and other events.
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:
Article: Getting Passionate About Sustainability, January, 2017
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.