Car Boot Sale and Family Day NEXT Sunday!
Buying and selling pre-loved items is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, so Sustainable Skerries hope you can join them for a Car Boot Sale on 8th May. It will be a fun-filled morning with family activities, face-painting, music, raffles and of course, lots of cool stuff for sale.
Sellers can arrive at Skerries Educate Together at 8.30am and buyers can arrive at 10am. There are lots of ways to get involved but the main objective is to promote a circular economy while having some fun!
We will also give away seedlings to people who want to try their hands at growing their own food!
What is a circular economy and why is it important?
Our current economy is linear. We take raw materials from the earth, produce something, consume it and throw it away as waste.
A circular economy is one in which we share, lease, reuse, repair, repurpose and recycle things that already exist, rather than producing more and more. The principles required for the adoption of a circular economy are:
- eliminate waste and pollution
- circulate existing products and materials
- regenerate nature
By buying fewer new things and getting more from what we already have we can help tackle issues like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste piles and pollution. A circular economy is a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment.
Aside from the environmental benefits, both selling and buying pre-loved items is massively rewarding. Not only will your purse benefit but you’ll also feel great about it.
So now is the time to get involved! Sustainable Skerries are excited to host this event to promote the exchange of items that are already in existence rather than the production of new unnecessary things.
Here’s what you need to know:
If your cupboards are bursting at the seams maybe now is the time for a clear out! Sellers can register their car (early bird price €10 or €15 on the day) or active transport (€5) on the Sustainable Skerries eventbrite page. Arrive at 8.30am to get set up before the public start arriving at 10am. Please bring your own tables and chairs.
Enjoy a morning of browsing, while also helping to combat the climate crisis. Feel free to have a wander and a coffee with some nice beats in the background. Entrance is free and you can arrive from 10am. Gates close at 1pm. Don’t forget your cash!
From face painting to games and music, your kids are sure to have fun. There will be volunteers to help out but make sure the little ones remain under your supervision.
If you are driving, please park your car at the shopping centre and walk across. There will be very limited parking for persons with mobility issues. However, there is ample parking for bicycles.
All funds raised will go towards Sustainable Skerries and their efforts in making Skerries resilient, regenerative, and a great place to live for all… now and in the years to come.
We look forward to seeing you all there!