Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale 2019

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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019, 8am-4pm
680 Bank Street
Kunstadt parking lot

It’s our favourite time of year again… Soon the entire Glebe will be abuzz with lawn-hawking like you’ve never seen. It’s this annual mecca of bargain-hunters from near and far that gave birth to Ecology Ottawa’s Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale!

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ABOUT

We look forward to another Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale engaging Ottawa residents, greening up our tree canopy and have a lot of fun doing it.

At this year’s Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, on Saturday, May 25, Ecology Ottawa’s amazing volunteers will distribute 1,000s of free tree saplings at the event and to shoppers throughout the neighbourhood! We’ll be giving away young seedlings, having conversations with people about local environmental issues and create a community hub at 680 Bank Street (in the Kunstadt parking lot) with music, trees and other entertainments. 

Our energetic volunteers will fan out throughout the neighbourhood all day, giving away 1,000s of free trees! Be on the look out for smiling folks in green hard hats.

We encourage you to come get your free tree at our event headquarters at 680 Bank Street (in the Kunstadt parking lot). In addition, we will be providing the public with access to portable washrooms, a hand washing station, and a water bottle refilling station—part of our commitment to the community.

Entertainment

  • 8:00am-12:00pm – DJs Hobo and Sweet Cheeks (DJs Hobo & Sweet Cheeks are Pawel Skorupski and Jose Palacios, founders of Kitchen Party. A wildly successful monthly dance party held in Ottawa, Canada.)
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm – Neighbour DJs

VOLUNTEER FOR THE EVENT

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Volunteers are at the heart of what makes the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale such a successful event. Help us organize and pull off the city’s biggest free tree giveaway ever.

Volunteering for this event is a lot of fun, and opportunities are available for folks of all ages. Food and refreshments will be provided. And yes, volunteering for the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale can count towards your high school volunteer requirement!

We are currently seeking volunteers to help with the following roles:

  • Distribute free trees to folks at our venue and throughout the neighbourhood,
  • Staff the Ecology Ottawa information table to answer questions about our programs, projects, and priorities,
  • Monitor waste from the event and make sure it is sorted properly (recycling, green bin, garbage, etc.),
  • Help set up the site before the event,
  • Take down tables, tents, barriers, etc.,
  • Pick up and drop-off donated or borrowed items from the event,
  • Baked goods donations to feed volunteers and to sell

We need your help the most on Saturday, May 25th, from 6 am to 6 pm, as well as the day before and the day after.

PLEASE COMPLETE OUR VOLUNTEER FORM and we will follow-up with you shortly. This will greatly help us coordinate the more than 100 volunteers we expect to sign up.

SPREAD THE WORD

Last, but not least, please tell all your friends, family, and colleagues in Ottawa about Ecology Ottawa’s Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale. We greatly appreciate you helping to get the word out.

  • Share our event with your friends on Facebook
  • Tweet about the event on Twitter

Thank you all for your incredible support and for helping to make this event the best and greenest ever! We hope to see you on Saturday, May 25 at 680 Bank Street (in the Kunstadt parking lot).

PARTNERS, SPONSORS, AND SUPPORTERS

On behalf of Ecology Ottawa and the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, we would like to thank our generous past and present partners, sponsors, and supporters. We would also like to thank the Glebe Community Association for organizing the community-wide Great Glebe Garage Sale. And the biggest thanks of all goes to the generous donors and tireless volunteers who are the lifeblood of this event. Without all this support, the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale would not be possible. THANK YOU ALL!

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