Zero Waste

This article was originally published in Teton Valley News on March 7th, 2013. It is reposted with permission. What is zero waste? Fifteen years ago you might not have found an answer to that question. Today, a Google search will yield more than 40 millions results. On February 21st, a crowd gathered in Jackson’s Home…

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Bag It!

This article was originally published in Teton Valley News on February 7th, 2013. It is reposted with permission. Kids who are seniors in high school today know a world where televisions have always been flat screen, Britney Spears is classic rock, thermometers have never needed shaking, and groceries have always been bagged in plastic. Prior…

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New Year’s Resolutions that Last

This article was originally published in Teton Valley News on January 3, 2013. It is reposted with permission. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. New Year’s resolutions are a great way to form new habits, but not all of them make it to January 21st. The key to a successful resolution…

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Lighting Up the Holidays

This article was originally published in Teton Valley News on December 6th, 2012. It is reposted with permission. ‘Tis the season for snuggling by the fireplace, spending time with family, and experiencing the magic of the holidays. It’s also the season for surging utility bills as we attempt to heat, illuminate, and decorate our homes.…

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Taking the Next Step

This article was originally published in Teton Valley News on November 1st, 2012. It is reposted with permission. By now, most people in Teton County know that we can recycle plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, cardboard boxes, and glass, and that paper recycling will be up and running soon. Many residents also know that…

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Paper or Plastic?

This article was originally published on September 6th, 2012. It is reprinted with permission. “Paper or plastic?” In the 80s and 90s, grocers asked shoppers this question, putting the weight of the decision on the shoulders of the consumer. Concerned shoppers questioned which choice was the best for the environment. Today I can answer that…

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Recycling – It Makes Cents!

This article was originally printed in Teton Valley News on July 5, 2012.   As a child, I spent Saturday mornings scouring the lawns of student apartments picking up aluminum cans. A local recycler paid me about 5 cents a pound for my treasure, and recycling became my first job. I still work in recycling,…

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