Striving for Zero Waste: One Davis Family’s Resolution December 31, 2013 Edit I can’t remember the first time I heard about the concept of Zero Waste, but I remember being intrigued by the idea. A little internet research on the topic lead me to an article in Sunset Magazine about the Johnsons, a family living in Mill […]
Emi’s old tee-shirts were a little too beat up to donate to someone else. Instead, in about 5 minutes, I converted them into reusable bags.
A zero effort zero waste tip, pass on the plastic packaging when purchasing produce.
In attempt to become more mindful of how often I reach for the plastic wrap a left this friendly reminder to myself.
Instead of using a plastic ziplock bag to store extra cookies in the freezer I used a wide-mouthed glass peanut butter jar. It worked great.
Stop most unwanted mail with these 3 simple steps.
Instead of using plastic cling wrap to cover this orphaned bowl I got the idea to use a plate from one of my favorite reference books, Plastic Free-How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry.
With the help of Davis Waste Removal, DavisRise, and Yolo Farm to Fork, Davis Schools are attempting to achieve zero waste.
I think this a great alternative to single use plastic water bottles. Eventually though I’d love if we could get back to a place where we rely on tap water to meet our hydration needs. Having better access to municipal water in our public spaces would be a place to start, so environmentally minded parents, like the ones that hosted the party we attended today at a local park, don’t have to lug 5 gallon bottles of water around in order to provide the healthiest drink option to party goers.
I happened to be at Davis High School the other day when this water bottle refill station was being installed. Would love to see these on every school campus. (While we are at it I’d love to see them ditch the “sports drink” dispensing vending machines:-).
The City of Davis has a long history of taking progressive action when it comes to reducing our waste. We got our start in 1970 when Davis residents Richard Gertman, and Barney and Margaret Hill formed the Recycling Awareness Committee of Davis. This group, whose actions began with the coordination of a newspaper recycling program, […]