Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo

Come say hi, learn about what we're up to, and check out our merch, especially the stuff that can reduce your food truck rodeo waste!

A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks, five times each year. This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle–an event that helped start the food truck craze. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus–from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats. 

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Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo

Come say hi, learn about what we're up to, and check out our merch, especially the stuff that can reduce your food truck rodeo waste!

A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks, five times each year. This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle–an event that helped start the food truck craze. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus–from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats. 

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Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo

Come say hi, learn about what we're up to, and check out our merch, especially the stuff that can reduce your food truck rodeo waste!

A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks, five times each year. This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle–an event that helped start the food truck craze. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus–from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats. 

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Sustainable Spirits: Durham MAY 2018
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Sustainable Spirits: Durham MAY 2018

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The North Carolina Composting Council and Don't Waste Durham invite you to the May 2018 Sustainable Spirits in Durham! We look forward to seeing you for hard cider and easy conversation at Bull City Ciderworks.

Sustainable Spirits is a casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community organized by the North Carolina Composting Council and other organizations. We started on the Summer of 2013 and have been rotating around the [expanded] Triangle and the coast through different establishments creating a space for people to gather, meet each other, and engage in fun and meaningful connversations for an inclusive and regenerative future. It’s free, unstructured, and open to everyone interested in anything from renewable energy and civic engagement to green building, organic farming, and beyond!

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Resistance Rodeo
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Resistance Rodeo

Food Trucks, Music, Activism!

The Resistance Rodeo is back for our second ride! Our first Rodeo last spring was a great success and the issues it was designed to respond to are just as pressing today as they were a year ago - so come on down! This event is designed to help people show up, plug in and take action, channeling the energy of those compelled to take action into the work of the many existing, and newly formed, organizations taking action across a number of interest areas.

Free for any organization working on (including but not limited to): environment, women’s and reproductive rights, police violence, education inequality, immigration, LGBTQ rights, economic justice, worker’s rights, and disenfranchisement. We can expect an unrelenting and widespread assault on our values from the current regime and we must organize, respond and resist. 

Interested organizations can sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7yMNxTtR5YdjGrTPwBCtgyENUgq4HycShCivnLQf4b_y1RQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

The Resistance Rodeo is inspired by the millions who are rising up in opposition to the racist, Islamophobic, misogynistic, and oppressive systems that have become unmasked in recent years as progressive movements and organizations have called attention to chronic injustice across the country and the world. The organizers recognize that these systems have long been in place, but are experiencing a validation and resurgence that must be resisted. The Resistance Rodeo is an opportunity to engage our community and advance means of individual and collective action.

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Rescue Food, Feed People
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Rescue Food, Feed People

Each year in the United States, we waste 133 billion pounds of food. That equals 40% of all food produced. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. 

Do you find this issue concerning? We do too!

This is a community meeting (open the to the public!) for people passionate about reducing food waste. We'll discuss ways we can help potentially wasted food reach people in Durham who can eat it. Bring your thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and questions about food waste and recovery!
 

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ECO-Faire DIY Fest
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

ECO-Faire DIY Fest

Play! Create! Celebrate! 27 years in creative resuse with food, fun, and music.

The DIY Fest brings together artists, makers, and other creative individuals to celebrate Durham’s innovative do-it-yourself spirit, featuring kids’ activities, free demos, artist and maker vendor booths, food, music, and fun. The festival also includes live music, junk jams, kids’ activities, food trucks (not included in the booth fee), a gallery show, presentations in the Eco Faire Lounge, and a Hebocon robot competition.

 

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Don't Waste Durham Community Meeting
Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

Don't Waste Durham Community Meeting

  • Emily K. Center, Pioneer Scholars Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for great conversations about waste reduction initiatives in our beloved Durham community and the surrounding Triangle area. All who are interested in reducing consumer waste are welcome! We’re putting together an exciting meeting including special guest speakers and much more. Bring your questions and concerns related to reducing, reusing, and recycling – and a sack lunch, if you want to. Meeting will be held downstairs in the Pioneer Scholars room.

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Rescue Food, Feed People
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rescue Food, Feed People

Each year in the United States, we waste 133 billion pounds of food. That equals 40% of all food produced. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. 

Do you find this issue concerning? We do too!

This is a community meeting (open the to the public!) for people passionate about reducing food waste. We'll discuss ways we can help potentially wasted food reach people in Durham who can eat it. Bring your thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and questions about food waste and recovery!
 

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GreenToGo Activation Happy Hour
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

GreenToGo Activation Happy Hour

Don't Waste Durham Staff and Volunteers want to help you get set up with GreenToGo! Since this is a brand new service on a brand new platform, many folks are understandably having trouble with the activation process and/or checking out GreenToGo boxes from participating restaurants.

So don't be shy! Come on out - we'll have computers set up and plenty of helping hands to walk you through the process regardless of where you happen to be on your GreenToGo journey. 

Fullsteam Brewery is even gonna donate a few pitchers of beer to help take the edge off. No one said saving the planet was gonna be easy - but at least we can make it fun and do it together!

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STRAWS: A Screening and Panel Discussion (Free)
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

STRAWS: A Screening and Panel Discussion (Free)

  • Durham Arts Council - PSI Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don't Waste Durham is proud to be co-hosting this screening of "STRAWS" -- a documentary for a "sea of change". This educational and entertaining film about plastic pollution uses humor, fairness, and heart to inspire change. It's estimated 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used and tossed daily. YIKES! Ending up in landfills, litter streets, and the ocean.

6:00 PM - Reception ft. Cash Bar & Raffle
7:00 PM - "Don't Litter Man" PSA with Pierce Freelon + STRAWS film screening
Followed by Panel Discussion and Kick-off to #SkiptheStrawDurm

The event is free, but space is limited!

For more information & to reserve your tickets, click here.

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Rescue Food, Feed People
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Rescue Food, Feed People

Each year in the United States, we waste 133 billion pounds of food. That equals 40% of all food produced. Meanwhile, 1 in 6 Americans doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. 

Do you find this issue concerning? We do too!

This is a community meeting (open the to the public!) for people passionate about reducing food waste. We'll discuss ways we can help potentially wasted food reach people in Durham who can eat it. Bring your thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and questions about food waste and recovery!
 

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WASTED: A Screening & Sustainability Fair (Free)
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

WASTED: A Screening & Sustainability Fair (Free)

Don't Waste Durham is proud to be co-hosting this *FREE* screening of "WASTED! A Story of Food Waste". This documentary addresses the global food waste problem; honing in on famous chefs that transform "table scraps" into impressive dishes to create a more secure food system. 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown out annually -- Make the switch from "dumpster" to "delicacy"... Use everything. Waste nothing.

There will be raffles, prizes, and food available for purchase.

Immediately following the film will be a Sustainability Fair featuring the following organizations:

City of Durham · CompostNow · Don't Waste Durham · Durham City-County · Eno River Association · Fillaree · Food FWD · Hungry Harvest · Larry's Coffee · NC Composting Council · Orange County Solid Waste Management · Reborn Clothing ·  The Scrap Exchange · Ungraded Produce · UNC Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling · UNC Sustainability Office · Zero Waste Carrboro/Chapel Hill

For more information, click here.

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Sustainable Food Truck Certification Program Community Meeting
Feb
9
12:30 PM12:30

Sustainable Food Truck Certification Program Community Meeting

Don’t Waste Durham’s Sustainable Food Truck Certification Program recognizes and promotes food trucks that commit to low-waste, sustainable practices. We help the trucks achieve and maintain 18 requirements, including connecting them with local resources and providing information and training to food trucks on how to save money, increase profits, and reduce waste. If you are interested in being a part of the conversation, please join us!

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