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Park City Brewery is Eco-Committed

Park City Brewery evolved in 2014, when the Ray brothers from Kentucky discovered the need for a local manufacturing brewery in Park City. They corralled another brew-loving bro, along with a few friends, to join them in setting up shop. The three brothers, all environmental studies majors, not only wanted to brand their beers with the great outdoors, but also to weave sustainability into their day-to-day. Their first priority was to manage their “Mash and Trub” (spent grain, hops and yeast).

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Green Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung!  For most of us, that means it is time for that dreaded spring-cleaning. From tidying up to deep cleaning, it's time to recycle and responsibly dispose of the things you don’t need. Spring-cleaning is a chore, but look around your home and office to see how you can better set it up for easy recycling.  Whether you’re focused on de-cluttering or just want all your household surfaces to sparkle, you can create less trash along the way. Here are some tips:

Hazardous Waste Collection: Save Our Water

Did you know that nearly 2.4 million tons of hazardous waste are thrown away each year? Almost 75% of that hazardous waste ends up in our landfills. This is a huge issue, due to this hazardous waste taking up valuable space, hurting our water supply, and affecting the soil. This Saturday, Recycle Utah provides an option for proper disposal of hazardous waste items including:

Reduce Your Emissions at Home

Each weekend in the late spring and summer, 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using nearly 800 million gallons of gas per year. GLGE, or gas powered lawn and garden equipment, produces up to 5% of the nation’s air pollution. This includes household items like leaf blowers, trimmers, edgers, brush cutters, and snow blowers. These non-road emissions account for approximately 242 million tons of pollutants each year. Here are some facts you may not know about GLGE:

A Sustainable Grand Valley Bank

Grand Valley Bank’s motto is “friendly people with a personal approach to every customer.” The bank, which opened its doors in 2012 in Park City, is also locally owned, so the employees understand the needs of people in our community. Grand Valley Bank also understands the need to preserve our beautiful community, thus the reason to join the Green Business program. Yes, they recycle the basics of cardboard, paper, and plastics via a hauler, but they also take the extra step to transport elect

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Reduce Your Food Packaging

Food packaging has dramatically increased in recent times. Many foods, including produce, are often times packaged before being shipped (in more packaging) to the grocery store. Once bought, they are put in plastic shopping bags to be transported home. Overall, there is a lot of waste associated with food. Meal delivery services, which are fresh, packaged food subscriptions, are becoming quite popular. Essentially, you have a subscription to food boxes, filled with fresh, individually portion

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Disposing of Electronic Waste

Did you know that electronic waste contains hazardous chemicals and heavy metals that can be dangerous for the environment and human health? When it is disposed of in your garbage, it ends up in the landfill, where those chemicals can seep into our water and soil. Electronic waste can be disposed of responsibly at Recycle Utah:

  • Cell Phones/iPods: Small electronics like cell phones and iPods are free to drop off inside of Recycle Utah’s office.
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Recycle Utah names Carolyn Wawra as new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Recycle Utah has named Carolyn Wawra as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carolyn will join the Recycle Utah team on April 4, after having worked for Vail Resorts for the past seven years. Before being named to this position, Carolyn also served as the Board Secretary for Recycle Utah. “I got involved with Recycle Utah after I graduated from Leadership Park City in 2014 and wanted to volunteer with a nonprofit. Recycle Utah was at the top of my list, as I be

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Gardening Tips for Early Spring

One of the best things you can do to be more sustainable is to grow a vegetable garden. Not only are you getting fresh produce at the peak of it’s ripeness and nutritional density, you are also keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere by eliminating the transportation, packaging and refrigeration required to supply most produce in the grocery store. Here are some steps to get your garden going this month:

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