Minot, N.D.- A Minot environmental group is doing its part to help people find simple ways to cut down on everyday waste.
When you're out and about in Minot next week, you may be encouraged to "go green."
The group Environmentally Minded People of Minot say they want the community to adopt more eco-friendly practices.
It's all part of the group's Zero Waste Week, which kicks off this Sunday, Feb. 23.
Each day of the week will have a theme that encourages the people of Minot to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Event organizer Amanda Lund will be handing out water bottles throughout the week on water bottle Wednesday and Sunday. The event aims to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles by replacing them with ones you can reuse multiple times.
“This Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m., at Broadway Bean and bagel we're going to be there. The adults can come in, hand me a plastic water bottle and I will give them one. One per person we're gonna go with. We've got about 200 water bottles so it is first come first serve but we're excited to get those in the hands fop people instead of single use water bottles.” Lund said.
Organizers also partnered with local businesses like Broadway Bean and Bagel. Organizer Timm Baumann says the partnership will encourage their customers to use environmentally friendly methods to cut down on waste while donating to worthwhile causes.
“Throughout the entire week so February 23 through the 29, every time that a customer comes in with a reusable cup, or travel mug to get their coffee Broadway bean and bagel will donate 25 cents to three different organizations that we have partnering with us on this.” said Baumann.
Broadway Bean and Bagel Co. will also double all donations raised at the end of the week with proceeds going to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Companions for Children and The Minot Symphony Orchestra.
For a complete list of events, places and times you can search "Minot zero waste week" in the events tab on Facebook.