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Earth Day Celebration 2024

Zero Waste Warren County will again have an educational booth at the
Glens Falls Earth Day celebration in 
City Park

Saturday, April 20, from 11AM to 2PM.

We invite you to visit.

We can talk about what you are already doing, what we are doing, andwhat next. We will offer ideas, inspiration, and concrete suggestions toreduce the amount of trash you produce, whether at home, at school, or inthe workplace.We will also share news about Warren County’s initiatives that haveresulted in part from our group’s ongoing advocacy. Warren County is nowdeveloping a County-run food waste composting facility. The County is alsotaking steps to market all of the recyclables collected at the town transferstations and will be creating a central recycling facility, where theserecyclables will be baled and aggregated so they can be sold to recyclingmills.We don’t claim that it is easy to achieve Zero Waste, only that it is possibleand necessary to work toward it. Just getting started in your journeytowards Zero Waste is the most important step! Come and see us in CityPark!

2024  Repair Cafes in Glens Falls

April 27, 2024

The Glens Falls Repair Cafe is hosted by Crandall Public Library and Zero Waste Warren County. The first of three 2024 Cafes will be held on April 27th from 11-2pm in the library’s Christine L. McDonald Community Room.
Our purpose is to provide community members with a Free alternative to throwing away their broken household and treasured items. These Cafes  are an opportunity for community members to save money, reduce waste,
and connect with other community members at these interactive events.
We are recruiting repair coaches who can help fix small appliances, lamps, small pieces of furniture, bicycles, clothing, electronics, jewelry, and more!


For more information, please contact Sharon by email at
glensfallsrepairs@gmail.com or call 518-792-6508 x267.

Curious about Repair Cafes?  Read more here.

Our Documentary Film Series for Fall 2023 has concluded. Thank you to everyone who helped to bring this event to our local libraries effort. 

Films and Dates

Details below...

"The Story of Stuff" and "Clean Bin Project" on October 4th at the Lake George Caldwell Library, 6PM

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, calling on us to create a more sustainable and just world. It promises to teach you something and make you laugh. It also might change the way you think about all the stuff in your life forever.

The Clean Bin Project is an award-winning, 76-minute documentary from Vancouver, Canada. In this film, a light-hearted competition to swear off consumerism is set against a darker examination of the environmental impacts of our throw-away society.

Thursday, October 12th at 6:30PM,"The Story of Plastic" at the Richards Library, Warrensburg

The acclaimed film, "The Story of Plastic", will be shown at the Richards Library on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 pm. A community discussion will follow. This event will be the second film screening in a documentary film series sponsored by Zero Waste Warren County, with generous support from the Touba Family Foundation. The Richards Library is located on 36 Elm Street in Warrensburg. This event is free and open to all.

 

"The Story of Plastic" is an Emmy-winning feature-length documentary about the global plastic pollution crisis. Original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and never-before-filmed scenes shot on three continents reveal the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world.

 

The film presents a cohesive timeline of how this catastrophe has developed and how the oil and gas industry successfully manipulated the narrative around it. It also shows how people around the world are rising up to turn the tide on plastic waste.

 

 

"Wasted" November 2nd, Thursday, 6-8PM at the Johnsburg Library, North Creek.

"The True Cost" on November 8th at 6-8PM
Town of Chester Library, Chestertown

"A Plastic Ocean" November 16th, 6:30-8:30PM at the Bolton Free Library, Bolton Landing, NY.

Zero Waste Warren County is a 4-year-old citizens’ group dedicated to reducing the amount of waste we throw away in order to conserve natural resources and protect public health and air, land, and water. Zero Waste Warren County aims to move the region toward Zero Waste by encouraging people to change their consumption habits; by promoting the composting of food scraps and yard and garden debris; by facilitating reuse, repair, and deconstruction; by increasing the recycling of materials that can be safely and effectively recycled; and by replacing single-use disposable products with durable, reusable items.

You may contact the film series organizers and the Zero Waste Group at zerowastewarrencounty@gmail.com or by calling Tracy at 518-692-8242 landline.

Domestic Waste Bin
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Zero Waste Warren County is continuing to collect food scraps for compost on Saturday mornings at the Glens Falls Farmers Market, Aviation Mall, Queensbury.
8 A.M.-12 Noon

Read
more in The Post Star

Warren County's 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collections Days is over. If you still have items that you need to dispose, keep them safe for next year's program that will be announced in Spring 2024.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

and from The Post Star:

Overseen by Warren County Department of Public Works, residents will be able to safely dispose of a
variety of hazardous materials at no cost.
Among the items accepted at the event:
➢ Household cleaners, pesticides and other chemicals.
➢ Antifreeze.
➢ Pesticides.
➢ Paints.
➢ Fluorescent light bulbs
Not accepted:
➢ Gasoline.
➢ Munitions.
➢ Automotive oil.
➢ Batteries.
➢ Asbestos.
➢ Pharmaceuticals.
➢ Infectious waste.
➢ Tires.
Those wishing to dispose of oil-based paints, primer and stains can do so through the Paint Care program at
select paint retailers year-round.

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