Monday, November 23, 2009

Nice Touch!

A fellow green teamer has been living in Seattle, Washington for the last six months and from time to time has emailed me information, ideas and pictures on the green scene going on out there. He sent me these pictures as an example of the bins and wording of stickers on Seattle Public Park trash and recycling bins. He writes "I like the fact that the trash bins have a sticker saying that all contents goes to a landfill." As some of you know we've been trying to get funding for recycling bins in our city parks. At our last quarterly update meeting with the Mayor, we asked her for the money and she assures us it will happen in 2010, at least a pilot program beginning with 8-10 recycling bins being placed in and around Cahoon Park. Just in case people can't tell what goes where... stickers should clear that up!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

6th Annual Trash Oscars

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District held its sixth annual Trash Oscars on November 13, 2009 at the Lyndhurst Community Center. The Trash Oscars is an awards program designed to recognize individuals and communities for their commitment to recycling in a clever and fun way. This year the Bay Village Green Team was one of the eleven organizations presented an award that was half Academy Awards and half Sesame Street. Our specific recognition was for helping to “green” the city of Bay Village by implementing programs to increase recycling and sustainability practices and educating residents about the environment. Go Bay Village!