A week to be waste wise

A Waste Wise Clothing Swap and Film Fest is taking place this Friday, Oct. 23 in celebration of Waste Reduction Week.

A Waste Wise Clothing Swap and Film Fest is taking place this Friday, Oct. 23 in celebration of Waste Reduction Week from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall.

Organizer Brianna van de Wijngaard says that when people arrive they will give their donation of gently used clothing and shoes to a CCCS team member who will set everything up and then everyone starts “shopping” at the same time.

The kids go first from 5 to 5:30 p.m, then the adults shop. There will be change stations set up and any left over clothing will be donated to local organizations.

In-between she says there will be opportunities for visiting and watching some of the short films that part of the RCBC film contest in 2011. Check out the website at www.rcbc.ca/trailer-trashed. First place was The Lord of Recycling; second place Return it Redemption; and third place, Not a Moment Wasted.

People are asked to bring along reusable bags or boxes to take home their findings.

Waste Reduction Week activties continue to Sunday, Oct. 25 with the “I Got it at the Share Shed!” selfie showcase.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. learn all about composting and how to set up your own backyard compost system, at the Potato House on Borland Street.

For information call 250-398-7929, or email wastewise@ccconserv.org.