Category Archives: Recycling & Waste Reduction

Your October Digest from CSWD

October 2020 Dear Neighbors, I love this time of year – autumn breezes, blazing color changes, fireplaces being lit. I am also compelled to start preparing for the winter months. Packing away my summer clothes, storing my window screens, and of course, picking up my yard and putting my garden to bed for the cold […]

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Vermont Research News – Absentee voting, poetry of research, trauma centers and more…

The Poetry of Food Systems CollaborationSolving our food system challenges requires significant  collaboration. A recent article explores the benefits and challenges of transdisciplinary collaboration through a unique medium: poetry. The author took evaluations from a recent Food Systems conference at UVM, and transcribed them into poems.  These poems were able to uniquely emphasize the most pressing challenges of […]

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CSWD Schedules public hearings on draft Solid Waste Implementation Plan

CSWD has scheduled two Public Hearings to present the draft 2020 Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) and to provide two opportunities for public input on how CSWD will meet specific Performance Standards. Meeting Dates and TimesTuesday, September 29, 2020; 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, October 7, 2020; 6:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held via Zoom. The Agenda […]

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Webinar on Implementing Zero Waste on Campuses and in Businesses, 9/24/20

Implementing Zero Waste on Campuses and in Businesses Webinar September 24, 9 -11 am PDT / 12 -2 pm EDT Adopting a formal Zero Waste goal and action plan is a watershed moment for a large organization’s waste reduction program. They mark the point where a university, corporate or other type of large institution sets […]

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Solid Waste Design Competition. Deadline: October 5

Just sharing that applications are still open for the next International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC)! This will be the first virtual event with live presentations the week of March 15, 2021. This year’s project will challenge each team on “Solutions for Closing the Bakoteh Dumpsite and Supporting Changes to Modern Solid Waste Management in Kanifing, The […]

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Northeast Recycling & Disposal Market Update

Covid-19 Disposal Information As students and faculty prepare to return to campuses this fall, it is important to ensure that everyone is educated about what can and can’t go into their bins. Recycling loads that contain items like PPE – masks, gloves, etc. will not be accepted at our recycling facilities. Visit casella.com/RecycleBetter for more […]

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Your April Digest from Chittenden Solid Waste District

Dear neighbors, As I write this, I’m looking out my window at crocuses brightening the lawn in unexpected spots where the squirrels thought they might look good, Eastern Bluebirds finally sporting bright feathers, and willow buds emerging as soft and fuzzy as baby rabbits. You’d think it was just another spring in Vermont.  But as we all know all too well, this […]

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PLAN is hiring a Co-Director!

PLAN is hiring a Co-Director! The PLAN team is seeking a new Co-Executive Director to help lead the next chapter of the organization. This person will have exceptional skills in collaborative leadership and project management (including quantitative analysis), as well as leadership experience in social and environmental  justice spaces. We are not limiting our search to expect a ‘fully formed’ director with […]

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Internship and Fellowship opportunities at PLAN this summer!

Join the PLAN Team this Summer! This summer, we are bringing two interns to our Philadelphia office, as well as Fellows from campuses interested in participating in the ATLAS program. Not sure which option is best for you? read on! Internship: Zero Waste Strategy Interns We are looking for two students who are excited about the […]

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