This year's Earth Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 22nd and marks the 45th anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement which began in 1970. Earth Day is a world wide recognized event that gives everyone around the globe, the chance to honor mother earth and come together to show commitment, activism and support to our environment.
It's not to early to think about spring is it? With winter slowly coming to an end, it's important to think about the new season that's upon us and how to prepare your recycling needs for the outdoors. Whether you are expanding, improving or implementing a public-space recycling program into your business or organization, it's vital to plan ahead and make your program the most successful it can be.
The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo will be taking place on March 10th-12th in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center. This free event gives you "customizable facilities management training, product discovery and unlimited networking. Your take-aways will be new best practices, operational strategies, tricks of the trade, new relationships, fresh ideas and innovative solutions that will help you manage your facilities more productively in 2015".
Electronic waste or e-waste is any discarded electronic or electrical device. Many of these devices are classified as office electronic equipment, old computers, televisions, mobile phones and even refrigerators. Did you know that an estimated 50 million tons of e-waste in produced every year? The Environmental Protection Agency suggests that only 15-20% of e-waste is recycled, the remaining number sadly ends up in our landfills and incinerators.
When Vermont makes headlines it always excites us. Especially when the news pertains to important issues such as renewable energy and composting. These topics are not only important to Vermont, they are vital to the way our state functions and grows.