Earth Day 2011 – Record Numbers

This year Earth Day 2011 will be observed in greater numbers than any other time in our history. Many vitally important factors in our world are at the forefront of this years observance of earth day. People’s mindsets are changing rapidly and embracing the truism that the world has to adapt sustainable actions and programs in order for us to survive and prosper for future generations to come.

This is the first year that the largest car manufacturer in the world rolled out it’s earth friendly electric car as a viable production vehicle. General Motors has been working on this technology for over a decade and it is finally here and the market is ready for it.

More wind powered turbines have been shipped and installed as well, with GE leading the way with over 14,000 world wide supplying more than 20000 MW of power capacity.

And solar power is at an all time high with the worlds largest commercial Solar Power Plant coming to Arizona in 2011. Just about the same time frame as Earth Day 2011.

This year Earth Day will be celebrated all over the world, including a festival in California called Word Fest 2011. It will include musicians and celebrities for everyone to have fun and enjoy, but the real message will be how people can bring conservation and recycling into their daily lives as an essential part of their lives. New technologies and legislation will be discussed at this years conference in recognition on Earth Day 2011.

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Earth Day Event Recycling Containers

Many Environmental groups will be celebrating Earth Day 2011 this year. Organizers from different groups both locally and nationwide will either be hosting an event or sponsoring one themselves. This will be the 41st annual earth day celebrated in the US, with many green states leading the way such as California, Minnesota, Colorado. These states and others will be hosting some very large festivals such as WorldFest in CA.

There will be thousands of people attending these events and all of the organizers will be setting up their own recycling programs at their specific event. Many of these programs will be usingClear Recycling Containers in order to maximize the amount of recyclables collected. Clear containers do a better job than the opaque kinds do, collecting over 50% more product.

The Video below shows how to setup these clear recycling containers quickly and easily.

 

Event Recycling Containers

When your the organizer or planner for a major event around your town, like a concert or earthday festival . It’s a good idea to use a commercial grade Recycling Containers for that event. The problem that most people find is that the cheap cardboard box kind just don’t hold up to the volume of recyclables be thrown away at these events.

It’s not unusual to collect many thousands of plastic water bottles and soda cans from the people at the events. Most people want to do the right thing when it comes to recycling, they just need a clear understanding of which container is the right container. By using a clear plastic bag container with the correct collection holes pre-made into the lids, these ClearStream Recycling containers are “clearly” the best choice.

Here is a good wiki article on the subject http://wiki.cio.ny.gov/wiki/User_talk:Recycling-Containers.

So when you have to plan an Event, be sure to use the proper Commercial Recycling Container to let everyone know how and what to do. They will be glad to recycle.

You can even buy them online one at a time for under $50 here. They are called The ClearStream Recycler => http://www.resourcefulclearstream.com

PAYT Residential Trash Programs Are Here

Finally, Payt or Pay as you throw programs are here. Many cities are adopting this valuable program. These programs assess a small fee per bag of trash for people who are serious about living green. Many cities can get partial funding by the US government in order to offset costs associated in setting up a Pay As You Throw program.

Living green really does start at home, if more people would just pick up the torch and lead by example they can then pass it on to their children and grand children.  Many communities already offer Pay As You Throw or PAYT programs. These programs work because they actually assess use-based fees on the trash you throw out. This is not only a good way to charge for trash removal. It also encourages the three R’s… Reduce, Recycling, and Reuse at the source, our homes.

If more of us, try to learn more about living green and being environmentally responsible starting at home, we can make a difference in the future for our children.