West Tisbury School presents Zero Waste Night

The film "Everything Connects" screened at last year's event. —Joshua Robinson-White

With a list of activities including dinner, movies, and games, the West Tisbury School hosts Zero Waste Night on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 pm at the school. The school’s Green Team and its community partners and sponsors — the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Vineyard Conservation Society, Sail MV, Island Grown Schools, Vineyard Land Surveying, Cronig’s Market, Vineyard Herbs, Safe Seas MV, Straw Free MV, and The Trustees of Reservations — are putting on the free event.

Attendees bring place settings and a water bottle, and they’ll enjoy grilled cheese ($5) and tomato soup ($5). More than 125 people attended last year’s Zero Waste Night, and organizers hope this year is just as successful. Films begin at 5:45 pm, and feature a collection of inspiring short films, including some that spotlight local environmental projects such as West Tisbury School’s balloon ban and Sail MV’s zero-waste movement. After the films there will be a zero-waste bake sale, and hot drinks by Chilmark Coffee sold at a discount to those who bring their own mugs. Try your hand at games (think tin-can bowling made by students, and basketball shots for zero waste) and activities like making your own teas and cough syrups and decorating reusable produce bags. Some thoughtful recycled art projects made by children around the Island will also be on display.

For more information, contact the West Tisbury School at 508-696-7738.