As the first of (hopefully) many MIMO events comes to a close, we are happy to say that it was a success. With the help of over 500 shoppers and droppers, we diverted 4,077 pounds, that's right, two tons of waste! It was great to watch items circulate seamlessly from one neighbor to another. Some items even went into the beautification of our very own Como Gardens.
We are not only proud of the waste we diverted but also of the relationships that were built during the event. We had a great volunteer base that included residents, student neighborhood liaisons and restorative justice volunteers, all working together to preserve the health of the Como neighborhood. We would like to give a special thanks to everyone that came out to participate.
Though MIMO is taking a break until August, we hope that your reuse practices do not. Keep watch for events and opportunities in the area.
Currently, the Como Bibelot is asking for reusable women's clothing with their Reware program.
Also, Powderhorn Park is offering a "Really, Really Free Market" every second Sunday of the month at 2pm.
Thanks again for making our first MIMO event a success and please watch for upcoming events. To stay informed, become a fan of SECIA and the MIMO Neighborhood Free Store on facebook or email email@example.com with your questions and we will try to answer them to the best of our knowledge (unless they're about the meaning of life or the inner workings of the electoral college).
Waste Reduction Intern