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Edina Earth Day 2009-GREEN school open house and community celebration

Edina Earth Day 2009
How Low Can WE Go?
Highlands Elementary School
5505 Doncaster Way
Edina, MN 55436
Wed., April 22, 6-8PM
Raffle Prizes
Edina Bike Clinic
Tour a GREEN School
Earth Day event sponsors, door prizes and experts:
Minnesota EcoMoms
Jerry’s Hardware
Jerry’s Foods
Fed Ex Kinko’s Edina
J&S Fitness
Fifty Lanterns
Green Gaurdian-edible lawn
Edina Energy & Environment Commission
Grass Fed Cattle, LLC
MN Renewable Energy Society
Hennepin County ReThink ReCycle
Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
Community Power grant
EHS Project Earth
Edina Food Service Committee
David Boyce, speaker-Solar 101 for your home or school 7:00PM in the Media Center
Edina Bike
1/2 Price Books
Noodles & Co.
Q. Cumbers
Core Power Yoga & Spa Edina
Highlands PTA
Highlands Green Team
Highlands “How Low Can WE Go?” project team
41Pounds-junk mail abatement
Klean Kanteen
MiMi the Sardine
Jamba Juice
Highlands Girl Scouts
Ride to Earth Day and receive a FREE bike safety check from Edina Bike experts.  Helmets on sale. Jamba Juice selling “$2 Jamba’s for Highlands GREEN school project fund.”  Collecting: old cells, PDAs, ink cartridges, caps and lids, batteries-see the Girl Scout table for collection bins. Waste-Free lunch items on sale: klean kanteens, laptop lunches, fabkins, and mimi the sardine lunch totes. GUEST SPEAKER, David Boyce 7:00PM in the Media Center-Solar 101 with Q & A. Make and Take non-toxic cleaner for green spring cleaning and Make and Take a reusable shopping bag.  And, so much more!
Fun and free for the whole family.

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Organics Recycling 1-2-3

Organics recycling is the Highlands Way to lower your contribution to the waste stream. Highlands students have been recycling organic “green waste” at school, and if your family has yet to set up a system, here’s how to do it. A family of five who commits to shopping in bulk with reusable bags, and omits buying packaged goods in plastic, can get as low as generating only 1 large kitchen bag of trash per week.

That is thousands of pounds of green waste removed from landfills that can no longer sit, heat up and emit methane gases.

Our family uses Vierkant garbage service, and they provide curbside organics recycling.

A Highlands parent passed on the following info:

Hi there

As many of you know, the Morningside neighborhood has contracted to have organics recycling in their area.  The company they contracted with, Vierkant Disposal, agreed to the contract if they could also offer Edina residents outside Morningside the same service.  You must contract with Vierkant for your garbage as well to get the organics recycling service. So, here is an opportunity for us to get our kitchen waste, including matter that is not suitable for home composting, out of landfills and into a commercial composting system (they partner with the arboretum).  Details are below, please call Roxanne at Vierkant for more info:

Vierkant (612) 922-2505
Contact person: Roxanne

Garbage Charges
Mon/Thursday pickups (Either or both!)
Customer supplies own garbage cans – whatever containers you want to add up to the quantity your contract is for.
32 gal            $22/month
64 gal            $24/month
96 gal            $26/month

Yard Waste and Organics (kitchen including meats, carcasses, etc)
Wednesday Pickup
$75/year organics/compost
60 gallon cart – they supply!

Find out how far ahead you’re paid up with current hauler before you cancel.  Some charge in advance.

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