Community Composting Program Goes From PILOT to PERMANENT!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in BLOG, Programs | No Comments
Community Composting Program Goes From PILOT to PERMANENT!

Yay! In less than year we’ve increased participation and can officially move our Community Composting Program in partnership with EDS Waste Solutions from the pilot phase to a permanent program. Why Compost? Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills where it decomposes and contributes to methane levels in the atmosphere, a potent greenhouse gas and […]

Join Us for Some Summer Eats, Drinks, & a Movie on August 29th! We’d Love Your Support!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in BLOG, Events | No Comments
Join Us for Some Summer Eats, Drinks, & a Movie on August 29th! We’d Love Your Support!

Join us for a festive evening in the garden, watch the award-winning film The Biggest Little Farm, & support EAS+Y’s mission to foster local, sustainable solutions for food resources, waste streams, and energy use in our community. Swing by Buchanan Community Garden from 6-7pm for seasonal bites and beverages followed by a film screening of the award-winning and […]

Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, September 5! Members and Wannabe Members Welcome!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in BLOG, Events | No Comments
Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, September 5! Members and Wannabe Members Welcome!

Save the Date for Thursday, September 5th, for our annual membership meeting from 6:30-8:00pm at the Buchanan Community Garden. Our membership meetings include an outline of EAS+Y’s current programs and plans, a chance to hear ideas and feedback from members, and this time around, a special screening of the short film Our Last Trash coupled […]

Stop By Our Zero Waste Refill Pop-Up Shops This Fall!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in BLOG, Events | No Comments
Stop By Our Zero Waste Refill Pop-Up Shops This Fall!

Go Zero Waste and bring your own container (we will have some available if you forget) to refill with fragrance-free BioKleen laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, dishwashing soap, general household cleaner, and Dr. Bronner’s fragrance-free Castille Soap next to the GoFarm food share pick-up from 3:30-6:00pm at Evergreen Middle School every second Thursday of the month […]

UPDATED: Plastic Whoas: Mountain View Waste, Waste Management, Plastic Free July, and What You Can Do About It!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in BLOG, Events | No Comments
UPDATED: Plastic Whoas: Mountain View Waste, Waste Management, Plastic Free July, and What You Can Do About It!

UPDATE IN JULY: Recently Mountain View Waste stated they were only accepting plastics #1-2. As of July 1st, we confirmed they are back to collecting plastics #1-7. The recycling industry is undergoing some changes as outside countries stop accepting plastics from the US, so we may continue to see some changes and shifts. Mountain View […]

GoFarm Food Share to Support Local Farmers, Reduce Food Packaging, and Reduce Your Food Miles!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in BLOG, Programs | No Comments
GoFarm Food Share to Support Local Farmers, Reduce Food Packaging, and Reduce Your Food Miles!

If you haven’t heard of them yet, now is the time to get in the know! Did you know that the average piece of food travels 1,500 miles to go from farm to plate? We learned that from GoFarm! By getting food from them instead of the grocery store, your reducing your average food miles […]

The Green Team Superheroes of Wilmot Elementary Receive Presidential National Award!

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in BLOG | No Comments
The Green Team Superheroes of Wilmot Elementary Receive Presidential National Award!

Congratulations to the Green Team Superheroes of Wilmot Elementary for receiving the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA). This prestigious award is an honor given by both the President of the United States and the EPA to recognize outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth.  Each year, the PEYA program awards just ten projects in the K-5 […]

Ernie the Elk & Friends Visit Over 500 Students at Eleven Schools for Our 2019 Puppet Shows!

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in BLOG, Programs | No Comments
Ernie the Elk & Friends Visit Over 500 Students at Eleven Schools for Our 2019 Puppet Shows!

Ernie the Elk & Friends make an annual appearance every spring from February through May in local third grade classrooms to talk about the harm plastic bags and single-use plastic cause to local wildlife and ecosystems every single day. This year, EAS+Y volunteers–led by EAS+Y Board Members Wendy Neuman and Kristen Costello–put on the show […]

Thank YOU for Helping Us Make an Impact for EAS+Y Earth Action Month!

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in BLOG | No Comments
Thank YOU for Helping Us Make an Impact for EAS+Y Earth Action Month!

During the month of April, EAS+Y committed to turning Earth Day into a month-long community-wide series of action oriented events related to sustainability. Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors who made EAS+Y Earth Action Month a success! Here’s a run-down of our accomplishments around town! We gave out about 600 reusable bags […]

What Does Zero Waste Have to Do with Minimalism?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in BLOG | 2 Comments
What Does Zero Waste Have to Do with Minimalism?

By Lindsay Anderson, Sustainability Coordinator This summer, our Zero Waste Heroes spent countless hours volunteering their time and energy to help divert over 300lbs of waste from landfills into compost and recycling during events like The Triple Bypass and Boogie at the Barn. But perhaps more importantly, our Zero Waste Heroes helped to educate folks. […]