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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

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

September 30, 2013 KTMB meets author of Plastic Free

Well, two out of three KTMB: Jaime and I were really excited on Monday to meet Beth Terry, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, and Ann Clark, art teacher and creator — with the help of area students — of the giant Plastic Footprint in Incline Village… 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

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