Zero Waste Meetup- Perils of Fashion Industry & Holiday Shopping

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Brewsters 11th Avenue

834 11 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2R 0E5

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Join us on talk and discussion on fashion industry by Thomas Mo of Fashion Revolution YYC

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Zero Waste YYC Meetup - Presented by Plastic-Free YYC

Every year Canadians spend billions of dollars during the month of November and December - the "holiday" shopping months. Black Friday, a day representing madness at the shopping malls and unbelievable discounts, which is celebrated south of the border is now part of Canadian culture too. Most of the time, the clothes are made and sold in mass with little to no regard for the environment or people making these products. Thomas Mo of Fashion Revolution YYC will be speaking on the perils of fast fashion industry, how we unknowingly contribute to it, and how to avoid it. An opportunity to discuss this topic and learning from the audience will carry on through the evening.

*We managed to get special pricing on food and beverages for the participants for the duration of the event.*

Container Drive

In addition to this meetup we are inviting participants to bring extra/unwanted food containers*, mismatched cutlery, travel mugs* and water bottles*. We are working with a local group call YYC Helping Homeless to supply takeaway dinner kits to their clients during their meal services. Everyone deserves to help reduce waste.

(*items must be in good working condition with lids that close. med-large containers that can fit a full meal. Please do not bring recyclables eg yoghurt containers. Inappropriate items will be sent home with you)

This event is FREE as most of our Zero-Waste meet-up as we try to make an inclusive for all Calgarians. Space is limited so make sure to register early.

***If you can no longer make it, let us know. Its FREE for you but there are costs associated and we must have an accurate headcount. ***

We look forward to seeing you on November 6th.

Questions? Email Mana, Zero Waste Event Manager - meetup@wastefreeyyc.com

About Plastic-Free YYC

Calgary's Leading Voice in Zero Waste and Plastic Free Living

Plastic-Free YYC is a nonprofit organisation leading Calgarians to reduce single-use plastic waste and create a circular economy.

Our three-tiered approach of engagement -- inspiring individuals, collaborating with businesses, and working with municipal leaders -- is how change will happen.Our fully volunteer-run team is comprised of plastic-free and zero-waste experts who are passionate about raising awareness of the overall impact of plastic on our community and our planet.

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Brewsters 11th Avenue

834 11 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2R 0E5

Canada

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