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High Country Conservation Center Organized 21-Day Reusable Challenge for Earth Day 2012

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The Earth Day Action Fair in Colorado  held at the Silverthorne Pavilion was a huge success.  Local green businesses and environmental organizations joined the festivities to highlight the importance of living green. Offering simple tips through demonstrations, these organizations will help you follow effective measures to celebrate Earth Day all through the year. The event organized at the venue was held from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on April 19 and of course was open to the public. The Earth Day Action Fair also included the presentation ceremony of the Green Scene Awards of 2012.

The annual fair included live music from The Luv Brothers and fun activities and contests for children as well as green demonstrations with over thirty booths displaying different products and actions that aid sustainable living. To support the cause and honor Earth Day, the 21 Day Reusable Challenge was recently launched on April 2 and ended on April 22 i.e. Earth Day. The challenge included eliminating the use of disposable products for the assigned 21 days. This includes plastic bags, disposable plastic bottles as well as Styrofoam. Local green business will make a significant contribution by distributing reusable bags to the attendees.

Earth Day v disposable plastic bags

Single-use plastic bags are frequently used by most shoppers as they still rely heavily on these hazardous products. Despite being informed of the environmental dangers, most people cannot forgo their need for plastic bags. To help combat this situation, the event will hand out eco-friendly promotional items to encourage greener habits. Small steps like carrying a cloth bags for groceries can help reduce the number of plastic bags in circulation. Both paper and plastic disposable bags take a heavy toll on the dwindling resources in the world.

Plastic bottles and their contribution to landfills

Disposable plastic bottles are another reason for concern as over seventeen million barrels of crude oil are used every year to produce almost 1 million tons of plastic. Of these, at least 86% of disposed water bottles never reach the recycling plant. Numerous studies have shown that more 90% of tap water in the United States is safe for consumption while more often than not, “purified” water is just packaged tap water. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars each year on mineral water bottles, you can invest in a stainless steel bottle and use tap water. You will not only save thousands of plastic bottles but also keep your expenses to a minimum.

Dangers of Styrofoam

Styrofoam is another substance commonly used to manufacture disposable cups and packaging material. It is produced from petroleum and does not recycle easily, occupying a majority of the landfill space. According to recent studies, Styrofoam has been associated with toxic chemicals if heated. Avoid purchasing take-out in Styrofoam and opt for aluminum foils or reusable containers. Most of the toxic disposable materials are sent to the Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating landfill estimated to be the two times the size of Texas State. This landfill is causing extensive damage to marine life as it has been discovered that the ocean surrounding the landfill contains 46 times the amount of man-made plastic than natural plankton.

High Country Conservation Center Organizes 21-Day Reusable Challenge for Earth Day

According to a HighCountryConservation.org report, the Earth Day Action Fair in Colorado will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Local green businesses and environmental organizations will join the festivities to highlight the importance of living green. Offering simple tips through demonstrations, these organizations will help you follow effective measures to celebrate Earth Day all through the year. The event organized at the venue will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on April 19 with free invitations to the public. The Earth Day Action Fair will also include the presentation ceremony of the Green Scene Awards of 2012.

The annual fair will include fun activities and contests for children as well as green demonstrations with over thirty booths displaying different products and actions that aid sustainable living. To support the cause and honor Earth Day, the 21 Day Reusable Challenge was recently launched on April 2 and will end on April 22 i.e. Earth Day. The challenge includes eliminating the use of disposable products for the assigned 21 days. This includes plastic bags, disposable plastic bottles as well as Styrofoam. Local green business will make a significant contribution by distributing [wholesale reusable bags] to the attendees.

19 responses to “High Country Conservation Center Organized 21-Day Reusable Challenge for Earth Day 2012”

  1. Everyone has these ways that they can stop using plastic and Styrofoam but they didn’t stop to think what are they going to package your food in when you get take out or if you buy the stuff and it’s preackaged. They have been doing things this way for years so why all of the sudden is it a big deal. Kind of like pink slime has been in your food for years and years.

  2. First just let me say that your article repeats itself, but other than that you did an excellent job getting this information out there. I can request that Styrofoam not be used when I get take out but then they hand you plastic reusable containers. And what about the foam that they package meat in it would put off a chemical if heated I’m sure.

  3. These are some really neat ideas to do for earth day. I am not looking at the twenty one day challenge so much as I am the specific things that I can do. You have done a great job putting it together by the way. Guy had a legitimate concern about how they will package your food by the way let’s take time and really think about it.

  4. I noticed that one other person commented on the fact that your article repeated itself, it is very good information and it deserves to be read twice no doubts there but I just thought maybe you would want to shorten it a little so more people will take the time to read it. Great job by the way I hope you will continue to post your ideas.

  5. This kind of thing reminds me of the climate change that we are supposedly having because the ice is melting in the Antarctic, news flash, it melts that way every spring and refreezes and when it refreezes it is usually bigger than the year before. And people worried about the polar bears having to swim so far, don’t, they are actually listed as amphibious creatures.

  6. Guy is right? If they stop with the plastic and Styrofoam what will they put food in to sell it? Your meat always comes on a plastic or Styrofoam tray wrapped in saran wrap. And every microwavable dinner comes covered with a plastic and some of them come in plastic trays that are microwaveable safe. So if it is safe in the microwave it is going to last a long time in a landfill right?

  7. This is great, you have some really good ideas for things to do on Earth day. I hope that everyone catches on and does something like this, if they do we could see a huge change. Maybe this will eventually catch on and continue over into the next years as well.

  8. I understand how we as a society can sit mythically reduce the use of plastic bags by using cloth reusable shopping banks. But what are we to do about garbage bags? Is there some greener alternative for garbage bags? Is there such a thing as paper garbage bags for the home, and if so, but it will strong enough so that you can carry out the garbage? This is a question I have been wondering.

  9. I am all for eliminating plastic and Styrofoam containers from being used in takeout food or any other venue for that matter. So then, what are we supposed to do when we get takeout food Western Mark are we to bring our own plastic Tupperware for then the put our food into Russian Mark that is not realistic since getting takeout food is sometimes, no, it is most often a spontaneous decision not to plan one.

  10. This is a great promotional concept to inspire people to join the green movement. I did we need more of this type of innovative approach, which uses creativity and any number of different types of contests or challenges. People tend to respond to contests and they can be very competitive. You just need to offer some kind of prize and announce a winner. I’m sure more people respond to content than any other form of promotion.

  11. I think we’ve reached a point where eliminating plastic containers has become a monumental job that is almost impossible. The reason is because we have created a market where plastic container manufacturers are waxing rich off the sale of these containers. You cannot just eliminate a multi million or multi billion dollar industry without expecting backlash and lawsuits. Sometimes I wonder if we will ever fully eradicateall of the plastic containers from the face of the earth.

  12. Ok so we stop the meat packing plants from putting pink slim in the meat that has been in the meat for hundreds of years just to keep it red in color and now we want to stop them from using Styrofoam and plastic to package it in. The people heading up these qoos must be vegan or something and have something against us eating meat.

  13. Ok if they stop the use of plastic and Styrofoam what will the package our foods in? What about the plastic milk cartons and the Styrofoam egg cartons to keep them from breaking, or the meat packages? Are you suggesting we go back to nothing but paper for everything so that everything has that card board flavor to it. This is crazy really.

  14. I think we need to have one of these fairs here this next year because it shows people what they can do to help the environment in a safe and easy way. Help to save the planet doesn’t have to be hard it just has to be small steps. Something as simple as recycling is a huge difference in the world and using those re-usable shopping bags is another easy thing to do.

  15. They did some really great things at Action Fair and I think they have shown everybody what a difference they can make and how easy it is to do. There isn’t anyone that went to this fair that didn’t go away with something and that can’t do what I said to do. It is difficult at first but not forever it gets so easy you can’t believe it.

  16. Jesus, I believe that plastic container are here to stay simply because there are so many people out there that don’t care about the environment and they are lazy so they want those plastic containers to put the food in etc. until we can get all of those people on board this is not going to change, plastic will still be around.

  17. I think that there are a lot of things we can do to conserve the earth but you have some really good ideas here. I am thinking about the garbage bags as well now that you have brought it up. I think we should go back to the burning of the trash like we did in the old days. Why can’t they burn it at the dump in an incinerator that would burn clean?

  18. Patrice is right if you had contests and things offering free stuff then you would definitely have a lot more people on board with the whole thing. You would have to announce winners though because people would have to know that they have an actual chance at winning. This is a great idea though I hope you will post more.

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