Tag Archives: Zero Waste Humboldt

Bayside Corners: Bayside, ground zero for Zero Waste

Bayside Corners: Bayside, ground zero for Zero Waste

It may surprise you to hear that Bayside has been really important for the local Zero Waste movement. Why? Meet Maggie Gainer! Maggie moved in to her Bayside home on Christmas of 1978. She founded a community development and waste reduction consulting firm in 1985 and served as Director of HSU’s Office for Economic and

January Zero Waste webinars for business

Zero Waste Humboldt HUMBOLDT – Zero Waste Humboldt’s 2021 Zero Waste Business Training and Certification Program will start as a webinar series on Tuesday, Jan. 12 and Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. A third webinar will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 19 for businesses that want to earn Zero Waste certification. Those who register for the

Thursday Night Zero Waste films through October

Zero Waste Humboldt HUMBOLDT – Zero Waste Humboldt and Humboldt State University’s Waste Reduction and Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP) invite the public to watch a film series on October Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. sharp. “These eye-opening documentaries and short videos are current and clarify many of the issues related to single use plastics production

Maggie Gainer: ’Tis the season to be incredibly wasteful, but here’s how to change that

This is the time of year that Americans gather to enjoy family and friends, to feast, exchange gifts, and to generate a shameful amount of waste.  We throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve — about a million extra tons of garbage each week.  Humboldt’s holiday waste generation

Maggie Gainer: How to talk to your store manager about an uncomfortable subject

With increasing frequency, concerned Humboldt shoppers notify Zero Waste Humboldt about unnecessary plastic packaging and wasteful practices at their grocery stores.  ZWH always asks them what the store manager said when they brought it up. Almost none communicate with their store manager. My guess is that they are always in a rush or not ready

Zero Waste Humboldt battles single-use plastic containers with Refill, Not Landfill

Zero Waste Humboldt HUMBOLDT – Zero Waste Humboldt supporters and partners in the Refill Not Landfill Project gathered around the Wharfinger Building lobby new water bottle refill station to celebrate on the Friday before Earth Day.  This is one of 10 water bottle refill stations that Zero Waste Humboldt (ZWH) awarded to northern Humboldt local