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Annual Holiday Tree Recycling Days

Recycle your live Christmas or holiday tree, which will be turned to mulch locally for free pickup for the community. We also accept block Styrofoam (no food grade Styrofoam or packing peanuts), and used candle wax (no glass). Donations are encouraged and appreciated to cover recycling costs and to support our ability to bring services like this to the foothills [MORE...]

By |2021-01-04T15:58:48-07:00January 9th, 2021|, |0 Comments

Moving Hope Into Action to Create a Sustainable Future

I am probably not alone in having found myself re-prioritizing my values during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis. With the sudden “lockdown” and panic for supplies, my zero waste and environmental convictions seemed to fly out the window. I became more concerned about getting whatever toilet paper and groceries  I could get my hands on, and less concerned [MORE...]

By |2020-10-21T04:48:18-06:00May 8th, 2020|Recycling, Composting, Zero Waste|0 Comments

Gardening with Dave: The Biochar Experiment

Not sure what piqued my interest in using biochar in my garden until I researched the subject on the internet to find numerous articles praising the idea. First a bit of background before I describe the experiment that I am working on. The following excerpt is from the U.S. Biochar Initiative (USBI): “Biochar is a form of charcoal produced from [MORE...]

By |2020-10-18T09:43:41-06:00April 13th, 2020|Composting, Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening|0 Comments

Which of Your Favorite Evergreen Businesses are Commercial Composting Superstars?

As part of our commitment to promoting Zero Waste sustainability practices, the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance offers a local commercial composting program to make it easy for businesses and organizations to dispose of organic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills where it decomposes and contributes to methane levels in the atmosphere, a potent greenhouse [MORE...]

What Does Zero Waste Have to Do with Minimalism?

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. We often talk to people about the number of plastics [MORE...]

By |2020-12-18T10:28:49-07:00September 5th, 2018|Zero Waste, Mindfulness & Minimalism|0 Comments
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