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20 Oct

Make Shift Happen: A Pop Up Party to Help Make Durham Greener

Sun, Oct 20, 2019
2-5pm | Lobby

Join us in the lobby Sunday 10/20 for Make Shift Happen, a pop-up party celebrating organizations and people working to make Durham a greener place. Come out for make-and-take crafts with Spoonflower and Scrap Exchange, $1 oysters (on the Roof from 3 to 6pm) and a shucking demonstration from Locals Seafood, and meet-and-greets with local wildlife, and you’ll leave inspired to make small changes that make a big difference.

Bring your own cup for free Counter Culture drip coffee from the Coffee Shop at The Durham, and come early as the first 100 guests will get a (packaging-free) bar of soap from Fillaree. Presented in partnership with Greener Durham.

Participating organizations:

  • Spoonflower creates on-demand, custom-designed textiles through a novel printing process that conserves water. They’ll show us how to make reusable beeswax food wraps from fabric scraps.
  • Locals Seafood brings fresh North Carolina seafood from the coast to the triangle every week. They’ll show us how to shuck oysters (a top sustainable choice) and will share information on the importance of water quality and how to choose sustainable seafood.
  • New Soil Worm Composting encourages you to dramatically reduce your household waste through the easy act of composting (and grow pollinator-friendly plants with your homemade organic fertilizer!). New Soil will show off a barrel of their red wiggler worms which help speed things up.
  • Bike Durham promotes policies and education that empower the people of Durham to bike and walk more. They’ll share tried-and-true bike routes to get you cycling.
  • Don’t Waste Durham works to prevent trash in Durham through their Green to Go reusable takeout container service and local policy work. They’ll have locally-made reusable products like cutlery sets and produce bags for sale.
  • Piedmont Wildlife Center encourages our community to develop a lifelong connection with nature and to support conservation of natural wildlife habitat. They’ll bring some of their rescued animals for us to meet, like a turtle, dove, snake, and raptor.
  • Fillaree makes zero-waste, refillable soaps and cleaning products now featured in guest rooms at The Durham Hotel and will give away 100 complimentary packaging-free bar soaps.
  • Scrap Exchange promotes creativity through the reuse of objects that would traditionally be thrown out. They’ll lead us in a craft.
  • Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association works to restore and protect the land within our watershed and advocates for our most vital natural resource: water. They’ll have info on the animals and plants that are native to Ellerbe Creek as well as tips on how to make your home and yard “CreekSmart.”
  • Durham Co-Op Market will bring tips on how to “shop your values,” whether that be choosing organic, sustainable, or local products. They’ll have products that can purchased to facilitate greener grocery shopping and will share recipe ideas for your Meatless Mondays.
  • SEEDS is a two-acre urban garden and kitchen classroom in the heart of Durham. They’ll have plant-and-take seeds — choose a seed, and learn to properly plant and care for it.
  • The Durham Originals wants to make living an eco-friendly life easier and more beautiful through thoughtfully designed reusable utensil kits, food bags, and apparel.
  • Durham Farmers’ Market will share recipes for local vegetables that are in season right now.
  • Way To Go Durham from the City of Durham Transportation Department will provide information on alternative modes of transportation for residents plus reusable tote bags.
  • The Coffee Shop at The Durham now offers a $0.25 discount when you bring your own cup (#byoc). Forgot your cup? Purchase a disposable cup for $0.25, with proceeds going to Eno River Association. Bring your own cup to this event for free Counter Culture drip coffee.