Sebago Elementary School principal, Kirsten Goff, received an email in August that intrigued her. NRCM’s “Food Guy,” Ryan Parker, had reached out to the principals of Maine’s K-12 schools with some information about reducing food waste in Maine’s public education system. Principal Goff immediately contacted Ted Bridge-Koenigsberg, who teaches science and language arts at the… Continue Reading
Reduce food waste by creating a compost bin in the kitchen at your office. Coworkers can take the bin home and add it to their own compost piles. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Leaves are a great component of compost—shred and mix in a few heaps to your compost bin. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Help your local school go green! Propose recycling programs, composting, and energy saving at the PTA meetings. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
If your compost pile has an offensive odor, it may need more carbonaceous material. Try covering it with a thick layer of straw, hay, wood chips, or dead weeds. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine was pleased to participate in ecomaine’s annual Recycling Open House and e-waste collection event on Saturday, September 30, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at their location at 62 Blueberry Road, Portland (just off Exit 46 of I-95 near the Portland International Jetport). The morning included: Tours of ecomaine’s facilities Free electronic waste… Continue Reading
Two weeks ago, I had the great treat to get out of the office and head to Windham Middle School. I met up with NRCM staff member Ryan Parker and two NRCM members to learn what the Windham Middle School Green Team had been up to over the course of the school year. Windham was… Continue Reading
By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story ETNA, Maine ― Mid-afternoon on a recent Thursday the students at the Etna-Dixmont School were outside frolicking through a field on the left side of the school. While a passerby might mistake the children’s high spirits for a typical recess session, they were actually participating… Continue Reading
Pilot programs will test an idea that officials say is the next big phase for municipal recycling because it involves almost 28 percent of household trash in the state. By Peter McGuire, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story South Portland and Scarborough are getting ready to launch Maine’s first municipal food waste collection programs…. Continue Reading