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America Recycles Day – November 15, 2009

November 6th, 2009 3 comments

America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 12th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials. Through America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) support local communities and raises awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of recycling. Volunteer America Recycles Day coordinators are positioned throughout the country and work to organize recycling awareness events in their schools and communities, and in conjunction with their local municipalities.

On November 15 each year, millions of people become better informed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. The purpose of America Recycles Day is to continue to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and encourage more people to join the movement toward creating a better natural environment.

Check out the America Recycles Day website and Take the Pledge to Recycle!

UPDATE

There may be local ARD events in your area, check out americarecyclesday.org and take part in this important day!

UPDATE II

The Aluminum Can Council´s 12-week long “America Recycles Day Challenge” collected 105.7 million beverage cans.

The cans, which added up to 3 million pounds, raised $2.3 million for charities like Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Toys for Tots and other groups. If stacked together, the cans would have extended 8,026 miles, the council said.

Sustainable Future for the Community of Missoula

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

Come learn more about a Sustainable Future for the Community of Missoula, November 4, 2009 in Missoula, Montana.

This educational event features presentations, information and networking opportunities, all designed to advance the community’s understanding of “going green”. Local businesses, non-profits and community members will provide practical advice on how to recycle, be environmentally friendly consumers and create a sustainable future.

The event will take place Wednesday November 4, 2009 at the University of Montana. The event will open its doors at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Raffle drawings will take place every hour. Admission is free and the public is welcome to interact with several sustainable businesses, non-profits and local recycling resources (including ecycler.com).

Come participate in an event aimed at helping us sustain the community, create recycling awareness and learn how to make lifestyle changes that will make a difference. In an effort to sustain our community for generations to come, the community is invited to join local leaders who are like minded and able to assist and educate them on ways to go green.

LOCATION
University of Montana
University Center – South Ballroom
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812

If you are in the neighborhood on Wednesday, come check us out!

Download the event flyer: Missoula-Sustainable-Future

UPDATE

The event was a big success with over 75 participants (more than expected). ecycler received several comments including:

ecycler.com was very interesting, I would be interested in using this service when I begin to live in an apartment or house. I may recommend it to my family members.

and

ecycler…I’ve always said Missoula should have curb side recycling.

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Results from International Day of Climate Action

October 27th, 2009 2 comments

According to the 350.org site, the International Day of Climate Action was a huge success (October 24, 2009). Here’s an excerpt from the 350.org site:

What you’ve accomplished so far:

1) ‘World’s most widespread day of political action’ last Saturday, with 5245 actions in 181 countries.

International Day of Climate Action - Golden Gate Bridge

International Day of Climate Action - Golden Gate Bridge

2) Saturation press coverage, that has helped drive the 350 number home. At one point this weekend, we were the top story (simultaneously) on CNN, The New York Times, Le Monde, Google News, and on and on all around the world. Millions of people now know that scientists say that 350 parts per million carbon dioxide is the most that we can safely have in the atmosphere.

3) 19,000 photos, and many hours of video, documenting the day’s actions.

4) The first delivery of batches of those photos, to the Secretary General of the UN.

What comes next:

1) The delivery by local organizers everywhere of photos of their events to their local, regional, and national officials and a report (link here) on the response

2) Our core team is getting ready to go to Barcelona in a few days. It’s the site of the last negotiating session before the big Copenhagen climate conference in December. We’ll be distributing photos, factsheets, and scientific data to every delegate there, using the power of your events to insure they listen to the science

3) We’re busy planning with other big organizations for how best to coordinate actions going into Copenhagen. We’ll let you know as quickly as we can as plans develop.

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis–the solutions that science and justice demand.

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350–as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number–it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Check out some great images of the event on the 350.org Flickr site

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International Day of Climate Action – October 24, 2009

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

October 24 is the International Day of Climate Action, and if you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?), it’s time to get involved.

350.org Campaign

350.org Campaign

The global talks taking place in December in Copenhagen represent an opportunity to save the planet from…ourselves. But it looks like participating governments are still a little hesitant to commit—which is where the people they represent (citizens like you and me) come in. From now until October 24, people should be organizing and spreading the word that if we don’t do enough now to slow global warming, it’s going to be too late.

The idea of the International Day of Climate Action is to put pressure on governments to push for what the Tck Tck Tck campaign calls an “ambitious, fair, and binding” climate deal in Copenhagen.

It is probably too late to organize your own event. But, check out this page and support an event near to you!

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Recycle Glass Week

September 29th, 2009 No comments

Last week (21 – 27 Sep 2009) was Recycle Glass week. Congratulations to the 2009 Friends of Glass Honorees! Great Job.

Earth911.com
2009 Friend of Glass – Website

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
2009 Friend of Glass – Hospitality Industry

Representative Jay Inslee
2009 Friend of Glass – Legislator

City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Natural Resource Department
2009 Friend of Glass – Community

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
2009 Best Friend of Glass

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
2009 Best Friend of Glass

McIlhenny Company for TABASCO® Brand
2009 Best Friend of Glass – Lifetime Achievement Recognition

Full story is here: Recycle Glass Week

2009 Friends of Glass Honorees

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