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Sustainability Tips from a Mom on the Run

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Sustainability Tips from a Mom on the Run

As part of Plastic Free July, we sat down with Michaelyn Koss Foy to hear her best sustainability tips and tricks as a mom. Michaelyn and her husband Zak have two young sons on the run in Asheville, North Carolina. More than anything, every day decisions mean more when you’re thinking about the world for the next generation. 1. Tackle elimination of single-use plastics and packaging. It’s very eye-opening to set the goal to go through even one week without single-use plastics. While single-use plastics are seemingly everywhere, things are changing and people and places are making a world without...

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Andrew Dunning : THINK REDUCE... then Re-Use, then Recycle

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Andrew Dunning : THINK REDUCE... then Re-Use, then Recycle

Adventure athlete and videographer, Recover Ambassador Andrew Dunning shares the what, the why, and the how of one of his Recover Sustainability Tips:  THINK REDUCE... then Re-Use, and then Recycle. Why “THINK REDUCE... then Re-Use, and then Recycle” for your Recover Sustainability Tip? I love explaining the big picture of my Recover gear to people, but have found that some people see the concept as, “This is cool- Recover uses plastic water bottles to make its apparel, so I can feel better about throwing things in the recycle bin,” but that’s not the idea.  The point is educating to be more...

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Kalob Grady : Travel with Your Mug

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Kalob Grady : Travel with Your Mug

The little things make a big difference.  Professional whitewater kayaker and Recover Ambassador Kalob Grady gives us the rundown on one of his Recover Sustainability Tips: Travel with Your Mug.   Before we get to your Sustainability Tip, can you give us a little personal introduction… What do you do for work/ play/ life? My name’s Kalob Grady, I’m 24 and Canadian. I am the head coach for World Class Academy (WCA), an international, kayaking-focused high school, and I also instruct for the Ottawa Kayak school in youth development positions in my free time. I am equally passionate about coaching...

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Recycling the Right Way: What Goes IN and What Stays OUT of Curbside Recycling

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Recycling the Right Way: What Goes IN and What Stays OUT of Curbside Recycling

1 in 4 items placed in curbside recycling is not recyclable.  This seemingly “whatever” issue is causing a huge problem throughout the US.  A problem that all comes down to all of us individuals taking part in the quick and easy actions to fix it. Whether a result of “wishful recycling”, lack of a quick rinse, or contamination, the common disconnects between what can and cannot go in your recycling bin creates a large monetary cost to already stressed facilities, and is easy to avoid.  A study conducted by Mecklenburg County in North Carolina found that the county’s economic loss...

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Be The Impact: What’s in Store for Recover Sustainability Tips in 2019

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Be The Impact: What’s in Store for Recover Sustainability Tips in 2019

Last Year, Recover began its “Sustainability Tips” initiative, researching, synopsizing, and connecting you with stories, information, and quick and easy tips and tricks to be the impact in working for a sustainable tomorrow today.  Alongside Recover and countless inspiring companies, communities, nonprofits, and individuals such as yourselves, we shared everything from “Stop Sucking. The World’s Movement for a Ban on Plastic Straws” to “How to Start Your Own Compost”.   In 2019, Recover’s Sustainability Tips are growing, expanding, and energizing to connect you with engaging, simple, and fun ways for you to be the impact.  In a series of inspiring...

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