Category Archives: Recycling & Waste Reduction

It’s time to take on the beverage industry

Plastic bottles are a major source of plastic pollution but they don’t need to!  Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo & Nestlé: stop blocking container deposits! TAKE ACTION! We pulled off something extraordinary last month. Together with our #breakfreefromplastic movement allies, we mobilized 10,000 people to pick up 187,000 pieces of plastic pollution and then record and report the brands […]

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Plastic Bag Hackathon – Nov. 13th

We’re bringing a big sustainability hackathon to UVM on November 13th from 3-8pm (including a delicious hot dinner). The event will use design thinking to imagine ideas on getting Target customers to stop using plastic bags locally, with the potential for scale nationally. The event is in partnership with Target’s Corporate Social Responsibility team, who […]

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No Waste Compost 🌱

Young local entrepreneurs Jake Wollman and Cam Scott began a unique business venture: urban compost pick up. When organic matter is sent to the landfill, it decomposes anaerobically, produce immense amounts of greenhouse gases and takes up space that only non-recyclable or reusable items should. Mandatory composting is a clear solution to these, and many other, landfill […]

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Call for Presentations: 2019 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS)

Call for Presentations and Workshops Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 13th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) Thursday, April 11, 2019 Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont Proposals due Tuesday November 13th, 2018 Dear CAV members and friends, I’m pleased to announce that CAV will be working with ANR to organize the 2019 Vermont […]

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October Digest: Survey about Drop-Off Center hours

OCTOBER 2018 The change to fall signals many things. Raking leaves. Apple picking! Raking leaves. Halloween candy! Raking leaves. Last chance for a maple creemee! Raking…well, you get it. For some of our staff, autumn is the signal that the Rover — our mobile collection unit for household chemicals & paint — is winding down. […]

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Better World Books Newsletter – September 2018

Champlain has partnered with Better World Books for a decade. Ever wonder what happens to the books we send them? Read more below. Better World Books Awards $125,000USD in 2018 Literacy Grants In March, Better World Books announced the application period for their eighth Annual Literacy Grants designed to address the literacy needs of communities […]

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CSWD Digest: September

SEPTEMBER 2018 Hi Christina, September is always a time of reflection for me. Maybe it’s the shock of cool air that gets me thinking about what I accomplished over our short summer, and looking ahead to everything I hope to do before the calendar changes again. CSWD’s staff and Board of Commissioners have been doing some reflecting […]

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SMOP – May 23, 2018, Volunteer Recruitment

It’s hard to believe it has been a year already – it is time for SMOP 2018! The Spring Move Out Project (SMOP) is an incredible community event that helps us practice the 6 Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, reimagine, reconnect and remove. SMOP provides students and area residents the opportunity to bring clothing, books, […]

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