Sustainability Pub Crawl TONIGHT + Other Replay Workshop Earth Week Events

Published by: Audrey DeLuca

Sustainability Pub Crawl - Attention Duluth Area Locals! 

This evening we'll be featured in the Sustainability Pub Crawl in Duluth's Lincoln Park business district. Shane and I will have a table outside Bent Paddle's taproom from 5 to 8 PM; we'll be running the little injection molder, showing examples of things we've made, and talking about plastic recycling with everyone we can. We'll have the "local pickup" InFUNity Tiles with us to hand deliver to their recipients, and encourage any area locals to stop by and visit with us! Heck, if you're in town, bring a bunch of odd plastics and we'll tell you if we can recycle them, and maybe turn them into dice or keychains on the spot.

WLSSD Block Party - Another Local Duluth Event! 

Friday morning the demonstrations continue, this time at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Block Party. Part of this event includes the WLSSD's big annual collection of medications and sharps, for folks who are cleaning their drawers of those expired and unfinished prescriptions. The Household Hazardous Waste experts will properly dispose of the medicine, and will be giving us all of the empty bottles and vials for recycling.

Here's what else we did this week to celebrate Earth

It all started with the Duluth EcoFest and Green Jobs Fair at the Clyde Iron Works event center last Saturday. I had a booth to show off and sell a variety of our recycled items, including InFUNity tiles, clipboards, mallets, vases, and a little side table I made from a sheet of recycled plastic atop reclaimed pallet wood. At the same time, our Replay Workshop manager Shane was up in Hermantown at a Girl Scouts event, teaching the scouts about recycling and demonstrating our benchtop injection molder, making eight-sided dice.

Earth Week School Presentations

Tuesday morning I was invited to the Holy Rosary campus of Stella Maris Academy, where I did presentations and molding demonstrations to a preschool class and a class of 3rd graders. The kids were very interested and engaged! The preschoolers loved the large InFUNity Tiles (I left a set with them). There were lots of "more of a comment than a question" interactions (my favorite was "my uncle has a truck with a plow on the front"). And the third graders had such lively discussion and questions that we barely used the molder! It's always inspiring to see the enthusiasm kids have for saving our world.

Today I'll do another demonstration for the elementary students of Montessori School of Duluth. It's bright and sunny this morning, so I hope we can do it outside!

Thanks to everyone who's supported Replay Workshop by purchasing our goods, or just taking the time to learn more about the project and our mission! We hope to see some local Duluthians out tonight at Bent Paddle! 

-John Nephew


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