WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 : WATCH CBC NEWS AT 6:0O PM (HERE AND NOW) OR/AND RADIO 99.1 FOR THE INTERVIEW WITH THE MILKBAGS CLUB OF WILLIAMS PARKWAY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN BRAMPTON- ONTARIO.
Hope you are all well. We continue to work away and the mats keep being made. My last 2 pick up your bags day have been kind of crazy weather wise. In January the wind chill was about -30 and in February we had a snow storm, so very few boxes of bags were taken. I’m hoping most of you are running low on your supplies and will be able to make it out to our next “pick up your bags day” in March. I am setting the next Pick Up day for March 15th. If this day does not work for you, let me know and we will make other arrangements for you to get bags from me. I am working a lot this month, but will be around to make sure you get bags if the 15th does not work for you.
One little story.. I’ve been a bit concerned about our mat count. This past week I was at the depot to drop off mats that I had in my garage. Our count was 814 and I took 32 mats making the total to be 846. However, when I got there, there were about 20 mats on the floor that had been delivered, there were 5 mats that I saw in another area, someone was dropping off 40 and then I found out the team who had the 40 had been there a short while ago with another 100 mats. This all added up to 165 mats that I did not have on my list. The number of mats I now have documented for this year is 1011. Many people ask me, “What number are we up to so far this year?” People love to hear how the mat count swells as it makes them feel part of a team that is working together. Personally, I like to know so I can keep people updated and also make an estimate of how many bags we have kept out of the landfill. So, all I ask is that you send me a quick email telling me how many mats you took to the depot.
March and April will be busy months with weaving events in many places. April is always busy as it is Earth Month and many schools and community events like to have a weaving day to highlight recycling and making something useful for those in need.
Please let me know if you need bags and if you can make it to my place on March 15th.
Take care, and hopefully we will be outside with sunny warmer days this month.