Rubbish Renewed is a truly local event! A fundraiser for a local charter school rooted in Bend since 2001, REALMS Charter School, artists and models from Central Oregon, local food carts (The Pizza Cart, Bethyln’s Global Fusion, Shred Town), and even down to our beverage service, beverage choices and newly branded Rubbish Renewed mason jars printed by a local company, Flash Ink. When it comes to beverages, we know that everyone has their loyalties and favorites. We can ensure, with the diversity of local businesses supporting this event, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
We are thrilled and thankful to welcome back many businesses that have supported this grassroots endeavor since 2010. We have Velvet back for the 5th year, providing our drink service for both shows. They will be serving Boneyard Beer, cocktails made from the finest vodka, Crater Lake Vodka produced by Bend Distillery , wine from Naked Winery, Far Afield Cider, the newest Bend cidery, and Humm Kombucha.
As we continue to work towards “zero waste” with the help of Rethink Waste, we have Rubbish Renewed branded mason jars to purchase for $8 at the event. People will get $1 off each drink with a jar purchase. From the talent behind the show, the artist’s marketplace, the local food and drink, we sought a local company to brand our new drinking jars and couldn’t be happier working with Dan at Flash Ink. His responsiveness and desire to beat any online company made it an easy sell for us to once again go local.
So why local? We all know that it has become increasingly cheaper to buy distantly produced goods, despite the increased costs of packaging and transport. Here are some shocking stats & quick facts about buying local goods.
- Aircraft transport has greater fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions per mile than any other mode of transport.
- Transportation by shipping produces emissions of 1 billion metric tons of CO2 and uses 11 billion gallons of fuel per year internationally.
- The EPA reports that trucks spend 3,221 of their 6,816 hours on the road each year at an idle. 1.2 billion gallons of fuel and about 200,000 tons of nitrous oxides are expended each year by transport trucks idling at rest stops.
We hope to see you at the show next week! Remember to come early to grab a seat, drink, food from local food carts, shop in our local marketplace, and enjoy our eco-silent auction.