Public Affairs Series: Sustainable Specialties And Reusing Resources: The Business Of Recycling

The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an opportunity to learn about the business of recycling. Hear from a panel of women in the recycling industry on their business models (how do they make money by recycling?) and the importance of sustainability. Jennifer Cavalier, Day Training and Habilitation Work & Recycling Manager for ProAct, Amanda LaGrange, CEO of TechDump/TechDiscounts and Devi James, Owner and General Manager of Scrapbusters will give us their insight on running recycling businesses. To borrow from a former Public Affairs Series speaker, “your feel good moment from recycling a water bottle means nothing if there is not a market to back it up.” To register for this event, click here.

Fargo / Moorhead Sustainability Network

It’s finally starting to feel like spring, and big things are happening in sustainability this month! The Fargo / Moorhead Sustainability Network requests your presence this Monday, April 3rd at Front Street Taproom (614 Main Ave, Fargo)  from 5:30-7:00 pm for community and conversation.

The featured speaker this month is Sara Watson Curry, Ward 1 Representative of Moorhead City Council. Sara will be speaking to about recent discussions amongst city officials to reduce plastic bag waste in the community. Your are invited to join in learning more about this issue and participating in conversation about how to reduce waste in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Earth Day Events

Find out how you can celebrate this Earth Day. To see a full list of events, click here.

Rain Barrel and Compost Bins Now Available for Purchase

Reduce waste and reuse this spring season by installing rain barrels or compost bins in your yard. Rain barrels and compost bins are now available for purchase through the Recycling Association of Minnesota. Order your product(s) online and then pick up at a distribution event of your choice. Discounts are available to certain residents. To see 2017 distribution events and to order, click here.

Bottle-Shaped Recycling Bins Now Available for Purchase

The Recycling Association of Minnesota has a large quantity of bottle-shaped recycling bins available for sale. The bins are used and in excellent condition. Cost per bin ranges from $55-$65 (shipping not included). To request more information or ask questions, call Beth at (651) 641-4589.