Entries by eyewil5

June News – Compost meeting coming and new video

Save the date! King County Solid Waste will host an online community event to share both the community survey and compost facility study results. They will also share some possible next steps for organics management on Vashon and host a question & answer session. The online meeting will be on June 7th from 6-8 pm. […]

Compost and Climate Change — the Vashon Connection

12/26/2021 We are all concerned about the grave problem of climate change, and looking for ways that we can make a difference. Did you know that creating compost from yard and food waste is a very effective tool for combating climate change? When organics are sent to rot in a landfill, they produce methane and […]

Winter 2021 Newsletter

2021 has been a busy year for ZWV. Read all about the beach cleanup tally, the compost feasibility study, new events, and more as we wrap up the year. Zero Waste Vashon – Winter 2021 Newsletter

First Sunday Styro has an early start in June

We have NEW HOURS, 10:00-4:00, for our upcoming First Sunday Styrofoam Recycling Event, Sunday, June 6th, at the Sheffield Building, 18850 103rd Ave SW. We are so grateful for your continued participation. Please consider making a donation to support this worthwhile operation. Questions? Our downloadable list of “What We Accept” can be found at www.ZeroWasteVashon.com and Vashon […]

Hack Your Trash Challenge!

Zero Waste Vashon Hack Your Trash Challenge Calling all students grades 5-10!  Are you getting tired of staring at a screen all day? Are you ready to do something creative, something inventive, something earth-changing?   The ZWV Hack Your Trash Challenge is your chance. Here’s how it works – think of all the stuff we […]

Backyard Composting Workshops

Fall is a great time to start composting. Ideally, our tree leaves, grass clippings, and even food waste can all be turned into beneficial compost for our yards and gardens. Sounds easy, right? – but what are the various methods and how do you start? Zero Waste Vashon has created a video series featuring Island […]

ZWV Summer 2020 Newsletter

It’s here! Read all about: – Island Calendar & Upcoming Events – The July 4th Pop-Up Parade – First Sunday Styrofoam Recycling Event Update – Advisory Committee Updates – Community Composting on Vashon – Thanks to all the ZWV Volunteers Zero Waste Vashon — Summer 2020 Newsletter

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

Earthweek April 19-25, 2020 This week marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. So much has changed since that starting day in 1970. The global population has doubled from 3.7 billion to 7.8 billion. Global energy consumption has gone from 53,000 terawatt hours to 133,000 terawatt hours, releasing tremendous emissions in its wake. (A terawatt […]