Sunday, December 13, 2009

Check Out Our Green Gift-Wrap Depot in the DTR

Wrap your gifts with 100% recycled/reused materials!

Sustainable Rutland has joined up with the Downtown Rutland Partnership and Rutland High School's Environmental Action Club to host a Green Gift-Wrap Depot in Downtown Rutland. Gifts will be wrapped using colorful comics (donated by the Rutland Herald), magazines and outdated road maps (donated by the DRP and the Chamber of Commerce). Ribbons will be made from colorful plastic bags, yarn, buttons and other creative recycled materials. (More info after the jump.)

Additionally, the RHS Environmental Action Club will host several Sew-Ins at the Gift Wrap Depot where they will be creating stylish gift bags out of donated fabric and neckties. The first holiday Sew-In will be held on Thursday, December 17.

The Green Wrapping Depot is in the old Book King, 94 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland. It will be open Dec. 16-19 and Dec. 21-24 (12-7pm, all days, except 12-2 on the 12/24).

The service is being provided for a nominal fee ($1-$2, depending on the size of the package).

WANTED: If you have any neckties, red Rutland Herald plastic bags, buttons, beads, yarn, lace, wire you would like to donate to the Gift-Wrap Depot, please drop them off at the Downtown Rutland Partnership Office (Wales Street - between Baba-a-Louis & City Hall) during normal business hours. Or you can drop them off at the Gift-Wrap Depot on Wednesday, December 16 from 12-7pm.

Thank you. Please free to contact info[at] if you have any questions.

FUN FACT: Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of the year, amounting to more than 1 million tons of additional garbage each week. But, if every family reused just two feet of ribbon and the wrapping from just three gifts, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields and enough ribbon to tie a bow around the entire planet (38,000 miles).

Happy Holidays!

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