Plastic Whoas: Mountain View Waste, Waste Management, Plastic Free July, and What You Can Do About It!
Our Zero Waste Committee is always sleuthing and answering your questions about how to recycle certain items. For example, we discovered that most plastic “clamshell” containers are PETE#1 Thermoform Plastic, rather than #1 Rigid Plastic, and is therefore not recycled by a typical curbside pick-up. Further into our investigations, we recently learned Mountain View Waste […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
We are currently accepting participants for Round 3 of our Community Composting Pilot Program in collaboration with EDS Waste Solutions, slated to run from May 1-August 31, 2019. You talked! We listened. Here are the details: For Round 3, participants will pay $12/month (down from $19) to compost up to 5 gallons of compost/week (down […]
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. […]
The EAS+Y Guide To Hard-to-Recycle Stuff was developed for you to easily find places that accept an array of commonly hard-to-recycle items. In order to visually see where to drop off your hard-to-recycle items, first, click on the map. Then, use the search bar on top to type in the item you wish to recycle.