We Are Seeds: #1 of 10
Action Item 1: Utilize Community Swap Groups!
For individuals and companies looking to reduce plastic waste (either short-term for a monthly challenge or long-term!), crowdsourcing food storage containers and other necessities for free/trade can be a great solution!
Facebook groups like Zero Waste Madison, Buy Nothing (check facebook for your neighborhood! There are chapters for Monona, Fitchburg, Near East and Near West Madison, and Middleton), and Swappertunities let members trade or offer for free what they won’t use. And programs like Terracycling and Bags to Benches help larger companies like grocery stores repurpose everything from plastic bread bags to cigarette butts to keep them out of landfills.
Why is this sustainable?
Reusing non-disposable containers and gently-used appliances is a win-win for individuals. It is also important to encourage programs that engage with companies, who are responsible for much more plastic waste than individuals and families.
Thank you so much for participating in We Are Seeds, the sustainability-conscious scavenger hunt by T.L. Luke here in Madison, WI! This event is part of Winter is Alive! a cooler world carnival (a city-wide, multi-disciplinary event fusing art and spectacle to revision climate change and activate a global relationship) in an effort to educate the community about local sustainable action items and to highlight 50 local small businesses who have gone above and beyond during this pandemic.
This event will be going on from February 12th - March 7th, 2021.
Did you know that if you find ALL 10 sustainability action items around Madison, you can be entered to WIN 1 of over 50 prizes, including a $100 downtown shopping spree, all donated by the incredible participating businesses?! Yeah, it's freaking true!
- Take a photo of all 10 illustrations.
- Post all 10 on Instagram or Facebook (make sure your profile is set to PUBLIC or else we will not see your post!).
- In your post, include @tl.luke (Instagram) or @tl.luke.art / T.L. Luke Art (Facebook) and #weareseedshunt.
- And that's it!! So easy!
On February 28th we will start compiling everyone who found all 10 and add you to the lottery! Winners will be picked on March 1st!
If you had trouble finding all 10, no worries! We'll be posting the locations of all the decals on March 1st so you can enjoy the hunt too!
Clues will be gradually posted at the following locations throughout the duration of the event:
- Visit Downtown Madison's We Are Seeds Event Page (more info here too!)
- Visit Downtown Madison Instagram (@visitdowntownmadison)
- T.L. Luke's Instagram (@tl.luke)
Happy hunting, Madison! And don't forget, we are the seeds of change in our community!
Illustrator & We Are Seeds Organizer: T.L. Luke
We Are Seeds Collaborator: Madison's Central Business Improvement District and City of Madison
Winter is Alive! Organizers: Tamsie Ringler, Bethany Jurewicz, and Karin Wolf
Sustainability Wisdom: Sustain Dane
Decal Fabricator: Billy Goat Graphics (Madison, WI)
T.L.'s Executive Assistant & Researcher: Eli Watson
"They buried us, but they didn't know we were seeds." - Dinos Christianopoulos