Grab your old t-shirts and a pair of scissors! The City of Lambertville Environmental Commission will host T-Shirts to Totes on Monday, June 24. Funded by the PSEG Foundation and the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program, the public is invited to an evening of up-cycling old t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. This event is one of a series in the Ditching Disposables project, an initiative aimed at engaging the community in efforts to build a greener, more sustainable Lambertville. T-Shirts to Totes is a wonderful opportunity to craft as a community, talk about sustainability, and support the transition away from disposable bags.
T-Shirts to Totes will feature up-cycling sewing demonstrations, projects to equip the Lambertville Food Pantries with sustainable t-shirt bags, and opportunities to join in on the crafts. Make your own reusable bags in numerous styles to take home or donate to the Lambertville Food Pantries. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to attend, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
T-Shirts to Totes Event
When: Monday, June 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Lambertville Public School
200 N. Main Street (Gymnasium)
Bring your old t-shirts and scissors!
(Make sure they can cut fabric.)
The Ditching Disposables Project
In May 2019, the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program awarded the Lambertville Environmental Commission a $20,000 grant. It was one of just four in the state at that level. The Lambertville Environmental Commission, chaired by resident Liz Magill Peer, sought this grant to support its Ditching Disposables initiative. The Ditching Disposables project was developed to support the implementation of the City’s ordinance limiting the use of single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, polystyrene foam and Styrofoam containers. The initiative’s goal is to assist residents in the adoption of this ordinance via education, communication, workshops, and certifications. The City of Lambertville will celebrate those local businesses who most exemplify the goals of a greener Lambertville with the Sustainable Business Awards.
The PSEG Foundation has contributed 1.9 million dollars in funding to the Sustainable Jersey grants program for municipalities and schools.
“Supporting local municipalities in their efforts to build sustainability programs puts resources where they’re needed and aren’t always available, and PSEG is proud to do so,” said Barb Short, president of the PSEG Foundation. “Sustainable Jersey helps bring real change and has a lasting impact to neighborhoods throughout New Jersey.”