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A Huge Thank You to Zero Landfill Volunteers and Attendees

That’s a wrap on ZeroLandfill 2021! A huge thank you to King Business Interiors for hosting the event and Wilsonart for providing food and beverages for our volunteers! Transporting these boxes of samples to the site was no easy task and the drivers at Fortner and King volunteered many hours and days of their time to make this happen. Thank you again, we couldn’t do this without you! Another key to this event is all of our amazing volunteers who came and helped unbox, sort, and organize the event this year, thank you! With twice as much donated after taking a year off last year, we held the event two weekends in a row. We met so many amazing artists, crafters, teachers, and people who were very excited to attend and find materials for their projects. Be sure to follow us to hear about ZeroLandfill 2022 first!

After day 1 we received an email from a local artist thanking us for continuing to hold this event that is a valuable resource for artists. Here is a bit of what she had to say and images of her amazing work. Be sure to check her out at and @michellestitzien on Instagram! Please send us images of what you create with your ZeroLandfill materials!

“While I can not list the multitude of ways I’ve utilized the samples, suffice it to say that they have been very important. All the way down to the storage and transport of my work - when the carpet squares come in very handy. I work with just about every material - wood, metal, ceramic, textiles, plastic and rubber. And I stockpile every category of material from the events. I feel as if I have come full-circle, as I graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from CCAD. All of those finish samples have never left my life!” - Michelle Stitzlien

“I would like to thank the Columbus City Center, IIDA OH KY Chapter for all of their efforts towards another successful Zero Landfill event. I have been attending the event since its inception and location on Whittier Ave. and it is one of the most critical sources of supplies for my artwork.” - Michelle Stitzlien

“I have been utilizing repurposed materials as a full-time sculptor since 2000 and I am inspired by nature and the protection of the environment. Ten of my large scale pieces are displayed and included in COSI on the 2nd floor mezzanine level (10 large butterfly sculptures).”- Michelle Stitzlien

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