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February 11, 2014 Waste Warriors video and curriculum free to educators

Waste Warriors, the popular long-running educational presentation program of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), is now on video. Even better, KTMB developed an entire curriculum, including the Waste Warriors video, for educators in Northern Nevada and in compliance with new standards adopted by the Washoe County School District (WCSD). The curriculum will be available through… Continue reading

August 26, 2013 Make reusable bags from old tshirt

Have way too many old tshirts laying around, and want to start taking your own bags to the grocery store? These videos show no-sew and sew options for making reusable shopping bags out of old tshirts! Step-by-step directions from Delia Creates Video instructions

October 05, 2012 8 ways to keep the Truckee clean all year

Last Saturday, more than 600 people enthusiastically gave up their weekend morning to walk along the Truckee River picking up trash — more than 13 tons of trash. That’s something in which we can all take pride. But there are also really easy, everyday things we can do to make sure the river is healthy… Continue reading

February 22, 2011 Papermaking Discussion

Paper is the most common item found in the landfill. That’s because we use paper and paper products everyday. How many times have you used paper products today? When you are at home, what are some common paper products you use? Newspapers, catalogs, mail, tissue, wrapping paper, homework, books? How would your life be different… Continue reading

November 14, 2010 EcoArt

Everyday trash is turned into something new with EcoArt! Lids become bugs, straws become beads, and bottle caps become magnets. EcoArt is designed to give kids a chance to see trash as treasure, emphasizing the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Making paper, one of the numerous EcoArt activities, is a fun, hands-on way to… Continue reading

October 14, 2010 Invasive Weeds

Why say No to noxious weeds? Weeds are a serious threat to communities across the state of Nevada. Noxious weeds have invaded thousands of acres of Nevada’s rangelands, urban lots, and waterways.   The following weed definitions are provided by the Nevada Department of Agriculture, and help us to better understand how weeds threaten the health of… Continue reading

February 22, 2010 Clean & Green | Environmentally Friendly Housecleaning Products

Download this information in PDF form Are you looking for information on how to clean your house using more environmentally friendly products? This article shares a few books and websites you can use as resources. It also has a list of products and recipes for cleaning products with ingredients that you probably already have in… Continue reading

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