Interested in joining our local sharing club, Transylvania Shares? You can apply online or you can download the membership form and deliver it. You can download the form here: Membership Agreement and Borrowing Rules You can apply online by going here: https://transylvania-shares.square.site/ You can visit their website here: https://transylvaniashares.myturn.com/library/ We look forward to hearing from you. Questions? Email TransylvaniaShares@gmail.com Membership details Who can join the Coop? Any resident of Transylvania County, upon making an application. People who are not in Transylvania County may join upon making application and being approved by a vote of the Board. How do you join? You can submit an application online by going to https://transylvaniashares.myturn.com/library/createUser/create?requestedFormat= You can also print an application form and submit it. https://movingtoconservers.com/want-to-join-transylvania-shares/ What are the membership fees? $30.00 for a year’s membership. However, members are encouraged to contribute a higher amount if possible. However, no matter how much money is contributed, each member will have one vote (one member = one vote; this holds for organizations and families [...]
Join us this Thursday for a zero-waste potluck and to celebrate the soft opening of Transylvania Shares! After months of planning, rolling up our sleeves and cleaning and stocking our new fantastic location, it is time for us to start sharing! How exciting!!! Thanks to everyone who pledged and help us make this a possibility! We are located at 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain in the Cedar Mountain Canteen. We will be gathering at 6 pm! If able, please bring a dish to share and your own non-disposable place setting and beverage glass. All are welcome to join us and dine with us even if you don’t have a dish to share. We’ve got you covered. We are looking forward to celebrating the creation of a new business in our community that helps reduce consumption and our impact on the environment. What a super fantastic community we live in!
This year, Moving to Conservers is hosting a series of classes on moving to zero-waste. The classes are held the first Thursday of every month. Each month has a theme and this month’s theme is Sharing. We picked this theme for January to coincide with the opening of the new sharing club Transylvania Shares! Transylvania Shares will have a soft-opening on January 16th and we are hosting our potluck at Cedar Mountain Canteen to celebrate. The Shares’ inventory is there and we will be pitching in and helping them with some volunteer labor. We will be hosting our next potluck there on January 9th to pitch in as well. Please join us. We had a wonderful educational class and potluck January 2nd where James, a board member for Transylvania Shares, led a discussion on the club. There were a lot of questions and suggestions and a small display of some of the items the club intends to make available. Here is a list of a few of the [...]
I hear it all the time, “I want to do something to make change, but I don’t know what to do.” I also have heard many times, “I am just one person, how could I really make change?” Many years ago I experienced something that changed my entire outlook on those thoughts and questions. It changed my life. I was on my way to work in rush hour traffic. It was February and freezing. I think the windchill was in the teens. I was sitting at a red light in front of a grade school and one block away from a high school. It was a very busy and confusing intersection with 5 entry points. I look around and saw a small child waiting at the cross walk with a parka on. It was so big, the child’s head was buried so deep in the hood, I could barely see his face. It was early and I knew the crossing guard would not be on duty for at [...]
We are excited to announce our new educational series. On the first Thursday of the month, we will be meeting at WolfBrew Bottle Shop for a zero-waste potluck and class on ways to move to zero-waste. Our first class will be an introduction to Transylvania Shares, the new lending library in our community. Meet the board members and learn about this exciting new community resource.
Ready to support our sharing cooperative Transylvania Shares? We could use your pledge for membership.
Transylvania Shares, our tool, gear, housewares sharing cooperative is on schedule to open January 2020. We need $6600 in pledges to open our doors. To date, we have $4450 pledged! We are almost there. Thank you to those who have pledged their support. Can you pledge to join? A membership is a minimum of $30 and we are asking folks to consider contributing more for their initial membership to help us get the business off the ground. We will be issuing memberships in January and will be collecting funds at that time. For now, we need your pledge! Ready to help grow a local sharing community and reduce the waste we create? Click here and pledge your membership. Your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Pledge your membership to Transylvania Shares now and help us open in January 2020!
Carbon taxes are talked about a lot when people are brainstorming ways to reduce their footprint. I was actually in Canada many years ago on the first day they started charging a carbon tax at the gas pump. I didn't completely understand the concept at the time but I did know it was a big deal. It was interesting to be there during that time. Moving to Conservers has been working for the past two years to build community and support each other as we learn new ways to live with less impact. Through study, conversation and local action, many of us have made personal changes and also helped groups we are connected to make similar changes. One of our biggest undertakings was helping Motown Memories, a 200-plate dinner fundraiser for Rise and Shine, move to zero-waste. It was an amazing event and it started a lot of requests from folks to use the dishes we had acquired. Matter of fact, since that event in March, we have [...]
Transylvania Shares is moving along swiftly, thanks to Ed’s guidance. Thank you Ed! There is a lot to plan before opening our Sharing cooperative and we are getting close. We are very excited. Interested in getting involved? Let us know. WE would love your help.