Green & Zero Waste Events
sign by : CCHS Recycling Club
Why Zero Waste by e Cycle Green Collective ?
Imagine how difficult it would be to shut down 20 percent of our coal-fired power plants. Now imagine how much less difficult it would be to divert all biodegradable materials from our landfills and send the materials to compost facilities instead. According to new research , the short-term climate impact is the same! When biodegradable materials such as paper products, food scraps and yard trimming are tossed in the garbage and sent to the landfill, those lettuce heads, grass clippings and paper boxes don’t just break down as they would in nature or in a compost pile. They decompose anaerobically, without oxygen, and in the process become the number one source of human-caused methane and a major player in climate change. In fact, methane is now understood to be 72 times more potent than CO2 over a 20-year period. This means our landfills emit the greenhouse gas equivalent of 20 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants every year!Current accounting protocols for greenhouse gas emissions fail to address the short-term risks and opportunities of methane (CH4) emissions. Correcting the time horizon—a policy, not scientific decision—launches methane abatement from a climate afterthought to an essential first step forward in the fight against global climate change, and recognizes landfill methane emissions as a source equivalent to 20% of U.S. coal-fired power plants. Based on the data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we believe keeping organic materials out of the landfill and avoiding potent methane emissions to be the quickest, easiest and cheapest first step for a community to immediately reduce its GHG emissions while working toward longer-term reduction strategies.
We pleased to offer a comprehensive list of Zero Waste services available for your next event including onsite composting,recycling,compostable dinnerware, eco friendly printing services, earth friendly port-a-potty services, carbon offsetting services for carbon neutral events, guest speaker services including workshops, and overall consultation to assist you in hosting a successful green,
Zero Waste & carbon neutral event. All of our signs, banners and print media are created from recycled materials that can be recycled or are biodegradeable and or compostable.
eCycle Green Collective host's a yearly event in honor of EarthDay . Valley EarthFest has developed a strong Zero Waste and carbon neutral initiative that proudly improves each year. To learn more about last year's festival (see some really cool photos) and keep up with info for our 2010 festival please log onto www.valleyearthfest.com
Contact us today 540-323-0888
or 540-931-5302Let e Cycle Green Collective create a Zero Waste Initiative for your next event!