Category Archives: Recycling & Waste Reduction

Community Food Scrap Composting Training, Barre, VT – 9/16

Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CVSWMD Barre location (540 North Main St, Barre) Description Community composting presents a scalable food diversion option that is applicable in urban, suburban, or rural communities. Compost programs can be established at community gardens (e.g. neighborhood, urban, tribal, etc.), farms, schools, or other locations, such as hospitals and […]

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CSWD launches grant program to fund innovations in recycling

This could be a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial Champlain student/team! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Williston, VT —   The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is launching a new grant program to help create or improve markets for hard-to-recycle products and packaging from Chittenden County. The Recycling Market Development Grant Program will invest up to a total of $30,000 into projects […]

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CSWD – Job Opening – summer/fall position potential for intern/credit too

Love compost? Love biking? Love helping people recycle right at events? CSWD has a fun, interesting part-time summer/fall position open: We’re looking for a friendly composting and biking enthusiast! You’ll be a combassador… er, compostador .. uh … Compost ambassador! Your job will be to pedal a festive trailer full of info and give-aways to […]

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Seeking Volunteers for Downtown Spring Move Out Project – May 23

The 17th annual Spring Move Out Project (SMOP) needs an hour or two of your time! Our team is in search of 40+ volunteers to make this year’s community swap and recycling event a success. Details: When: Tuesday May 23, 2017 – volunteers needed from 11am to 4pm Where: Downtown Burlington More information & volunteer […]

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Campus Move Out Collection Helpers Needed – May 6-15

This year’s Campus Move Out Collection needs your help, and you might find some treasures for yourself! More details and sign up at   Please share with those who might be interested. Questions can be directed to

Results from the annual Eco-Reps Program Food Waste Audit.

The Eco-Reps were back at it this year with the Annual Food Waste Weigh-In where they tracked the amount of scraps people throw into the compost of the dining hall. The data was collected in the Champlain College dining hall on April 3rd, 4th, and 6th from 5-6 pm during the dinner rush. Prior years […]

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Students for Zero Waste ’17: Early Registration, Call for Proposals, Keynote Announcement

Add Your Voice to the Movement. We need your skills and experience to make the upcoming Students for Zero Waste ’17 Conference the best that it can be. Submit a workshop proposal (for a 30 minute workshop, 50 minute workshop, or 45 minute activity break) by June 1st! Click the button below for more details. Submit a […]

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Share Your Earth Day Photos with AASHE

Submit Earth Day-themed photographs by April 30! With colleges and universities busy this month preparing for Earth Day and the March for Science, we look forward to learning how institutions celebrate Earth Day and sharing these stories with the higher education sustainability community. We invite you to submit Earth Day-themed photos to the Campus Sustainability […]

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11th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Vermont Organics Recycling Summit Vermonters are making great strides towards 2020 and full phase-in of the landfill ban on organics. The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit is helping lead the way: a statewide forum to think boldly, learn, and network about transforming food waste and other organic materials into valuable products.       This year’s […]

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