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Monthly Archives: September 2017

STAR Objective Spotlight: CE-7: Waste Minimization

This month STAR is directing attention to objective CE-7: Waste Minimization. The goal of this objective is for communities to track how they reduce and reuse material waste produced in the community. In 2015, 258 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) were generated in the United States. This is equivalent to 0.8 tons per person or 4.41... Read More

Q&A Series: Universal Recycling and Composting in Burlington, VT

This month we hear from Jennifer Green, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Burlington, Vermont. Burlington received a 4-STAR Rating in April 2015. This month we are focusing on community efforts to reduce waste. At the time of Burlington’s certification, the City was three years in to the eight year roll out of Vermont’s Act... Read More

Global Green’s Eco-Ambasador Program Helps Communities Reduce Waste

STAR Communities and Global Green will be sharing strategies and discussing programs for reducing waste in our communities. during a webinar on October 18th 2:00-3:00 PM EST. Register here. As a product of implementing food waste diversion programs in multi-family dwellings, Global Green has created an ambassador-style program for residents to be stewards of waste diversion... Read More