Until recently, Earth Day was the only day many Americans celebrated the planet and stopped to consider what was happening to the Earth and how they could help. We are doing much better, but need to keep a constant focus.
Here are some ideas, tips and suggestions on how you can help make Greenwich and the world a better place in which to live. Discover how you can help the environment every day so the world can be enjoyed by our children.
- GRAB Initiatives
- Organized local Annual Sneaker Recycling Program — Collect old sneakers each Spring which are recycled through Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Program.
- Supported Installation of the Side-by-Side Trash / Recycling bins in public spaces.
- Developed Recycling Education Programs and arranged ‘Garbage Tours’ for public and private elementary schools in concert with The Junior League of Greenwich.
- Initiated a Cell Phone Recycling program intended to keep toxic metals out of the trash and ground water. This program was a predecessor to the Town’s permanent E-waste collection at Holly Hill.
- Created a Series of Newspaper Ads to explain and support the recycling programs in Greenwich.
- Organized Paper Shredding Events — A one-day drop off to shred. Shredding offers a safe method for disposal of sensitive and personal documents.
- Created Educational Materials and Flyers, and organized presentations throughout Town to promote and support the change from blue bin to Single Stream Recycling.
Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB)
advocates recycling as an alternative to just finding efficiencies in trash removal in Greenwich.
We work with and through the Town of Greenwich's Public Works Department.
- Develop educational materials and programs for the community on the benefits of recycling.
- Encourage and implement recycling initiatives leading to sound waste management.
- Support recycling education in public and independent schools.
- Develop recycling programs which support Town regulations.