The Hutchinson Elementary School’s Environmental Club, in partnership with Shred Nations, will be hosting an Eco-Fair and Shred Day for community residents of Lakewood, CO and its surrounding cities on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Hutchinson Elementary School located at 12900 W. Utah Ave., Lakewood, CO, 80228. The Eco-Fair and Shred Day will occur rain or shine.
Donations of $10-$20 for the use of these services will be appreciated. The following vendors will be present at the event for attendee recycling and shredding:
Shred Nations & All American Records Management – Community members are encouraged to bring their unwanted confidential documents between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM - including banking statements, old tax return files, medical records, credit card receipts, etc. – to be shredded on site. Machine paper, letterhead, white tablet paper, computer printout paper, laser print paper, and other miscellaneous white paper and staples are accepted. Attendees will be limited to 3 banker’s boxes (100 lbs) of paper. A $10-$20 donation per box is appreciated to accommodate the shredding service. All proceeds will go directly to the Hutchinson Elementary Environmental Club.
GreenSheen – Recycle old latex-based paint without harming the environment! Donations will be accepted and are appreciate. All proceeds will go directly back to Hutchinson Elementary School.
ARC – Drop off kitchen-sized bags/boxes of clothing and gently used, small household items to be donated to ARC.
Terracycle Brigades – Several Terracycle recycling stations will be set up to collect: Tom’s of Maine natural care products, Colgate® oral care products, personal care and beauty products, GoGo squeeZ™ products, Brita® products, and energy bar wrappers. Please note this not a product donation collection, but rather an old/used product recycling opportunity.
The Green Mountain Sustainable Neighborhood Group - A member will be hosting a project for kids to make a reusable bag out of a T-shirt at 11:00 AM. This is a first come first serve project. A guardian will need to be with the child. An active member of the Sustainable Neighborhood Group will be on site to answer questions. Mini Seminars will be offered on Composting at 12:30 PM and Zero Waste at 1:30 PM.
Food Trucks – The event will include multiple food trucks for community to enjoy great food and a day to celebrate going green.
Donations are welcome at the event in the form of cash or check written out to Hutchinson Elementary. Proceeds from the event will go towards The Hutchinson Environmental Club’s future projects.
“If we take care of our environment now, it will be a better place to live later,” said a Hutchinson Environmental Club 6th grader.
“We are very excited to be participating in the second annual Eco-Fair and Shred Day in support of the Hutchinson Elementary School’s Environmental Club,” said Rand LeMarinel, President of Shred Nations. “We look forward to seeing members from the community participating in the event and securely shredding and recycling documents.”