Disturbed and saddened by the amount of waste from last year’s East High School After Prom, East parent/Mindful Sustainability blogger and consultant from Sustainable Three, Liz Rutledge, took on co-chairing the newly established Sustainability Committee for this year’s event, along with Becky Migas of B.Green Events. Together, the two, considered “partners in grime”, diverted almost 2000 lbs of waste from the landfill and were able to save about 80% of decorations to be repurposed for the following year. Find out more on how they did it!
It comes and then it goes. Earth Day. The one day a year that everyone joins together to celebrate the Earth, say Happy Earth Day, coordinate trash pick ups, and commits to making changes for the better. Everyone participates in the party!
But then the day after comes and we all feel weary from all the activities the day before and life continues … as normal? Do we continue to make changes and fight the good fight? Or because we do it one day a year, that is enough?
So what will you do now that Earth Day is over? Will you wake up and feel dizzy and weary from the day before and forget everything you did? Will life go back to normal? Or will you continue to drink from the eco-bottle and take a journey to a lifestyle that helps protects our environment every day? The choice is up to you!
Do you know where guitar strings go? Over 700 tons of guitar strings are sent to the landfill per year, but Retuned Jewelry is re-thinking where they go and re-purposing them in to beautiful jewelry. Retuned Jewelry started in fall of 2016 with a love for music and a passion for helping the environment. Christina and her husband, Ian, from Colorado, work with music shops to rescue guitar strings from the landfill. In addition, they partner with musicians from bands such as Dead Sara, Policulture and The Symbols. So how did Retuned Jewelry re-think the solution to guitar strings? With the love of music and passion for sustainability the owners have had the opportunity to connect with amazing people across the country to recycle, repurpose, and give new life into something with so much “soul.”