Events

Upcoming events

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 5:30 | Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk ME, and South Berwick Public Library, South Berwick ME; virtual event

Living a Life Less Wasteful: Tips and Strategies to Reduce Your Trash Join Julie Olson to learn how she has reduced her household’s trash by more than 85% and how you too can make less trash using a variety of practical skills and strategies.

Registration TBD! Stay tuned for details on how to register for this program.


Monday, July 19, 2021 at 5:00 | Thomaston Public Library, Thomaston ME; virtual event

Living a Life Less Wasteful: Tips and Strategies to Reduce Your Trash Join Julie Olson to learn how she has reduced her household’s trash by more than 85% and how you too can make less trash using a variety of practical skills and strategies.

Registration TBD! Stay tuned for details on how to register for this program.


Monday, August 23, 2021 at 6:30 | Casco Public Library, Casco ME; virtual event

Details TBD! Save the date and stay tuned for details this program.


Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30 | Springvale Public Library, Springvale ME; virtual event

Details TBD! Save the date and stay tuned for details this program.


Past events

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 | Rising Tide Co-op, Topsham ME, and Sheepscot General, Whitefield; virtual event

Low Waste Groceries: Working Together to Reduce Our Trash This special Earth Day collaboration will give participants an opportunity to learn about how cooperative and independent grocery stores in our community are helping consumers reduce waste as well as tips and strategies you can use as a shopper. This dynamic discussion will allow ample time for audience questions, comments, and brainstorming ideas for lowering our impact on the waste stream. This event is a partnership of Rising Tide Co-op, Sheepscot General, and Zero Waste ME. Panelists: Julie Olson, Zero Waste Maine; Jenna Marcus, Sheepscot General; Alex Zipparo, Rising Tide Co-op. This virtual event is free and open to the public; register here to receive the Zoom link.


Friday, January 29, 2021 at noon | Cathance River Education Alliance, Topsham ME; virtual event

Living a Life Less Wasteful Join Julie Olson to learn how she has reduced her household’s trash by more than 85% and how you too can make less trash using a variety of practical skills and tools. This virtual event is free and open to the public; register here to receive the Zoom link.


Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2-4 | Sheepscot General Store and Farm, Whitefield ME

DIY Toothpaste and Deodorant Workshop Join Suzanne Balbo to learn how to make your own DIY toothpaste and deodorant with ingredients you probably already have in your home. Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required; please email penny@sheepscotgeneral.com or calling 549-5185. The cost for this workshop is $10 per person, which includes all ingredients and jars to take your products home.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6:30 | Lithgow Public Library, Augusta ME

Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Join Julie Olson for a fun evening of learning how you can wrap gifts beautifully using a variety of repurposed, reusable, and natural materials.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30 | Freeport Community Library, Freeport ME

Zero Waste ME: Practical Tips to Reduce Your Household Trash Join Suzanne Balbo and Julie Olson for a fun and interactive presentation on how you can reduce the amount of trash you create, followed by an opportunity for questions and conversation.


Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10-1 | Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick ME

How-To Fair Meet Julie Olson and Suzanne Balbo at our table for information about how to make less trash.


Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6 | Sheepscot General Store and Farm, Whitefield ME

How to Save Money by Going Zero Waste Join Suzanne Balbo for a talk on how you can save money by going zero waste.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 6:30 | Lithgow Public Library, Augusta ME

Visible Mending Workshop Join Julie Olson to learn how to repair your clothes with personalization and panache! Please bring an item of clothing to repair; mending materials will be provided.


Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 | Lithgow Public Library, Augusta ME

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps Demonstration Join Julie Olson to learn how to make and use homemade beeswax wraps


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:30 | Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick ME

Attempting a Zero Waste Lifestyle Join Julie Olson to learn how she has reduced her household’s trash by more than 85% and how you too can make less trash using a variety of practical skills and tools.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30 | Lithgow Public Library, Augusta ME

Going Zero Waste: Practical Tips for Reducing Your Household Trash Join Julie Olson to learn how you can make less trash using a variety of practical skills and tools.