By Kanya Hart, Drake High School Senior & Sustainable Fairfax Zero Waste Intern I am a youth intern for Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have worked on the Town of Fairfax’s zero waste initiative. Fairfax has a goal to divert 94% of the waste from landfill by 2020, five years ahead of Marin County. Keeping […]
By Kanya Hart, Drake High School Senior & Sustainable Fairfax Zero Waste Intern During the holidays we all let go a little. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, on our wallets or the Earth. According to Nielsen.com, Americans buy 598 million pounds of candy each year that have to be trucked or flown cross-country and […]
Check out this Pacific Sun article on our former Executive Director and current Fairfax Mayor Pam Hartwell-Herrero: See the article at PacificSun.com.
As a senior in Drake High School’s environmental studies academy SEA-DISC, one of my many activities is an internship with the local non-profit organization Sustainable Fairfax. Recently I have been working with Sustainable Fairfax on their water program, conducting interviews with various experts on water use, waste water, and watersheds in Marin County and getting […]
2014 was a great year for our organization. We made progress on a lot of fronts, and could not have done it without our partners, members, volunteers, and sponsors. We are honored by the support and input we have received from our community, which made our accomplishments possible! Over the last year, Sustainable Fairfax was […]
Help Fairfax go Zero Waste by 2020 by diverting items from landfill into your Green bin and Recycling bin. Follow these Guidelines from Marin Sanitary Service. Green-Bin Composting Curbside Recycling Guidelines
The County of Marin is sponsoring free disposal of sharps and medical waste at many locations. Safe disposal of medical waste reduces harmful chemicals in our water systems and soil, reduces the risk of accidental use, especially by children, and is a great way to keep your medicine cabinet safe and clutter-free. For the most […]
What is Extended Producer Responsibility? The move towards zero waste is not just about responsible waste management, it’s also about sustainable consumer practices and sustainable retailer and manufacturing processes. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) requires manufacturers to minimize the environmental impact of their products at each stage of the product’s lifecycle. This includes taking responsibility for […]
Please take a few seconds to fill out our survey on Zero Waste! By taking this 10-question survey, you will help Sustainable Fairfax with its education initiative to help the Town of Fairfax reach Zero Waste by 2020.
As we approach our ambitious goal of attaining Zero Waste in Fairfax by 2020, Sustainable Fairfax has made significant progress in building community awareness through our resource recovery programs and services. With the goal of diverting 94% of re-usable and recyclable resources from the landfill by 2020, the Town of Fairfax’s zero waste resolution puts us […]