Tag Archives: zero waste

Plastic Straws – Can We Live Without Them?

A California Assemblyman is trying to make it more difficult for sit-down restaurants to offer plastic straws to customers. Ian Calderon, D-Whittier (Los Angeles County), introduced AB 1884, which would make it illegal for restaurant servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested. Unfortunately, the bill does not affect takeout restaurants, but it is a step […]

Youth Blog: Food Waste and Global Warming

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By Lexi Neely, Sustainable Fairfax Intern & Drake SEA-DISK student Paul Hawken initiated a research project that had never been done before: the goal was to find the most impactful solutions to reverse global warming based on quantifiable data. This body of work, summarized in the book Drawdown, ranks the solutions based on the amount […]

Film Night: RiverBlue and Speaker Rebecca Burgess of Fibershed

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Sustainable Fairfax Film & Speaker Night: “RiverBlue” Friday, January 26 – 6:30 pm Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road $10 Suggested Donation SPEAKER: Rebecca Burgess, founder of Fibershed RiverBlue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, […]

Fairfax: Learn About Your New Kitchen Compost Pail

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Marin Sanitary Service delivered kitchen compost pails to its Fairfax customers during the week of November 6th. The pail fits on a kitchen counter or under the sink, making it convenient for residents to collect their food waste. The program was created to encourage participation in a community effort to move Fairfax closer towards its ambitious […]

Youth Blog: Hunger in Marin- What Can You Do?

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Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Marin County has a widespread population of people who are food insecure. Food insecurity is the state of living without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Food insecurity is having to choose between impossible decisions like having the food you need […]

Youth Blog: Get informed about the Plastic Bag Ban Propositions!

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By Lexi Neely, Drake High School SEA-DISC student & Sustainable Fairfax Intern We often hear about how Americans buy too many products we quickly dispose of or don’t really need. However, many overlook the wastefulness of the packaging and transport of the products we buy. The amount of single-use plastic bags we consume is no […]

Prescription Drug Take Back Day- Sat, Oct 22

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The Fairfax police will dispose of your unused medications at the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct 22, 10-2. Please take advantage of this safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of your prescription drugs. If you do not live near Fairfax you can find a location here:  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ DID YOU […]

Free Backyard Composting Workshop- Oct 15

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This is a great introductory composting class for beginners of all ages… Learn the easy way to compost from Joan Irwin, Marin Master Gardener.  Turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into black gold and help Fairfax on its road to Zero Waste! When:  Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00am Where:  Peri Park Redwood Stage Area (near Women’s Club Building […]