The Dumpster divers are now assisting one of the Shrewsbury elementary schools with an innovative recycling program that also raises money for the school. Our hope going forward is to implement this very successful program in all Shrewsbury schools. Perhaps other school districts in surrounding towns will also jump on board. If you would like help starting a successful recycling program in your schools, please go to our contact page and send us an email or give us a call. We are happy to help out or answer any questions or concerns that should arise!
We will post our progress periodically on our blog page and social networking pages. To learn more, please scroll down to the Terracycle link below. You will also find many other helpful links with recycling information and tips for concerned families who would like to become more “eco-friendly”.
An important member of our family, Kristina Fashjian Greene (Mike’s sister), has already implemented several fantastic programs in Westford MA. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Sustainable Westford, a non profit community organization dedicated to promoting the economic and environmental sustainability of Westford. “Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Kris has also been working very closely with the Westford Recycling Commission to help the Westford Schools recycle more efficiently. She implemented a milk bottle recycling program in one of the Elementary schools and she is currently working on getting more school programs in place.
Here is a link to another program Kris has developed in her community called Upcycle It!
To learn more about what Kris has done for her town, and for useful tips on what you can do for your local community become a fan of “The Greening of Westford”on Facebook.
The Dumpster Divers has joined several collection brigades with a great company called Terracycle. They are an eco-friendly organization collecting various materials that consumers are normally forced to throw away because there are no present recycling options in place in most communities. They incorporate these collected items (that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill) into great looking , useful merchandise sold in major stores across the country. For example: They make things like beach bags, purses and backpacks out of juice pouches, candy wrappers and snack bags. The best part is, you can raise $$$ for your local schools or a favorite charity by joining a Terracycle collection brigade. Visit their web site and watch the short video explaining the entire process.
Other Helpful Links
Check out Survival Insight. It explains how you can earn money while helping the environment at the same time!
Town of Shrewsbury Recycling What are the recycling guidelines in Shrewsbury?
Earth 911 Get great tips, and recycling options specific to your zip code.
Sierra Club Green tips.
Direct Marketing Association Choice Tips on reducing your junk mail!
A Recycling Revolution Great ideas for recycling and some interesting statistics.