May 12, 2015 KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup comes full circle

On Saturday, May 2nd, Waste Management provided discounted Green Waste dumpsters for KTMB’s weed removal sites for KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup. The noxious weeds and other green waste removed from various sites were composted for the first time ever in response to volunteer surveys, sharing with KTMB their hope that we would consider composting the green… Continue reading

August 14, 2014 New recycling bins at Reed High School

We’ve been fortunate enough to work many times with the Reed High Eco Warriors over the years, and last week was no exception to their record of stellar service to both their school and wider community. Through Keep America Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Eco Warriors and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful applied for a… Continue reading

June 04, 2014 High Desert Montessori students study sustainability

Last week, I received a call from a student at High Desert Montessori, wanting to interview a KTMB staff member for a school project on sustainability. Let’s just say she has a future as a journalist! She was professional and asked great questions about KTMB, our concerns regarding littering and illegal dumping in the Truckee Meadows,… Continue reading

May 02, 2014 Recycled art is alive at Desert Heights Head Start Academy

I had the pleasure of visiting the very cool four and five year-olds at Desert Heights Head Start Academy in Stead this past week. Teacher, Jamie Rollins, recruited KTMB to talk to her students about recycling and waste reduction, but when I entered the classroom I quickly learned how much the students already know about recycling…. Continue reading

April 22, 2014 Waste-free lunch a great Earth Day activity

Happy Earth Day! Today, I visited Lenz Elementary for their “Waste Free Lunch Challenge.” Lenz Elementary parents formed a green team to increase students’ awareness of waste reduction, recycling and stewardship of the Earth. Students were encouraged to pack a “waste free” lunch, with nothing going into the landfill. If students packed a “waste free” lunch… Continue reading

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