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5 STEPS TO AN EASY CLEANUP BOZEMAN EVENT
Step 1: Call Us at 406-582-3203 A simple phone call sets up your Cleanup Bozeman event. Just be ready to let us know when and where you’d like to pick up litter (we have ideas if you need them), and how many volunteers you think you’ll have.
You supply the people. We supply the support.
DO SOME GOOD (ON YOUR SCHEDULE)– FOR YOUR GROUP AND FOR BOZEMAN. A team building event made easy Cleanup Bozeman offers schools, workplaces, scout troops, neighborhoods, and other groups a chance to get outside, work together, and clean up our community in the process.
Your group, supported by the City
Step 4: Clean It Like You Mean It Get your crew suited up with vests, gloves, and bags from the kit. Gather trash and recycling into bags in your designated area, then leave them on the boulevard. We’ll come through to pick up your trash and recycling bags as part of our regular neighborhood trash collection.
You name the time and place Just pick your ideal date and location to de-litter, and we’ll make sure your team has everything you need—from bags, vests and gloves to bag pickup afterwards.
Step 5: Remit the Kits
When should I host my event?
Where can we pick up?
Pick any day of the year, or even a whole week if needed. The best events are planned several weeks in advance.
Choose any neighborhood, trail, park, school, street or other public space, within Bozeman City Limits. (Or, call us and we can help pick a location.)
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Step 3: Get the Kits Call us to arrange for drop off and pickup of your Cleanup Bozeman kit.
With materials, gear, and instructions provided by the City of Bozeman, almost any group can easily host a free Cleanup Bozeman event that makes a big difference.
Watch for Cleanup Bozeman supported events in our community!
Step 2: Tell Your Group Fire up Facebook, pin up the bulletin board, and spread the word that you need your group to roll up their sleeves. See the Communications Guide for ideas on getting the word out.
Give us a call and we will pick up your kit and unused materials. Or bring your kit back to the City for a sincere thank you from our team (and so the next group can volunteer).
For more information visit www.BozemanSolidWaste.com or call 406-582-3203
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The History of Earth Day ...........................04 The Bozeman Energy Project .....................06 Clean Up Bozeman on April 21 .................. 07 MSU Office of Sustainability Earth Week Events 2018............................08 Statewide Earth Month Events .................10 Recycling ....................................................12 Activities ....................................................14 8:00am - Sign up to clean up while enjoying breakfast and coffee. 8:30am - CleanUp Day Kickoff, Welcome from Mayor Cyndy Andrus 9:00am - CLEANUP BOZEMAN! For more info or to REGISTER you or your group, visit www.bozeman.net/CleanUp Presented by the City of Bozemanâ€™s Sustainability, Neighborhoods, and Solid Waste Divisions and hosted by the Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board Brought to you by:
EDITOR/ WRITER Hannah Overton
CLEANUP BOZEMAN You supply the people. We supply the support.
DESIGN Christine Dubbs
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THE HISTORY OF EARTH DAY Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
he year 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news. Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.
Earth Day 1970 gave voice to that emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns on the front page.
THE IDEA The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservationminded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the
land. April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date. On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. “It was a gamble,” Gaylord recalled, “but it worked.”
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As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995)—the highest honor given to civilians in the United States—for his role as Earth Day founder.
EARTH DAY TODAY As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focused on global warming and a push for clean energy. With 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to hundreds of millions of people, Earth Day 2000 combined
the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. Earth Day 2000 used the power of the Internet to organize activists, but also featured a drum chain that traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC for a First Amendment Rally. Earth Day 2000 sent world leaders the loud and clear message that citizens around the world wanted quick and decisive action on global warming and clean energy. Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to the narrative—cynicism versus activism. Despite these challenges, Earth Day prevailed and Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a relevant, powerful focal point.
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Earth Day Network brought 250,000 people to the National Mall for a Climate Rally, launched the world’s largest environmental service project—A Billion Acts of Green®–introduced a global tree planting initiative that has since grown into The Canopy Project, and engaged 22,000 partners in 192 countries in observing Earth Day. Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more chapters—struggles and victories—into the Earth Day book. Source: earthday.org
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THE BOZEMAN ENERGY PROJECT
ince 2012, The Bozeman Energy Project has been helping businesses save money and reduce energy use while benefiting the community and the environment. “What we did was incentivize energy efficiency among businesses encourage them to do energy audits and building energy benchmarking,” says City of Bozeman Sustainability Program Manager Natalie Meyer. “Energy benchmarking is taking an inventory of your energy use and comparing that to similar buildings across the country to see how your building is performing.” The City of Bozeman uses an economic development fund that was established to offset the impact of larger commercial developments across Bozeman. “Grants for businesses are used to implement energy efficiency,” Meyer says. “The grants are $2500 or 30% of the project
costs and any of the businesses in the city limits are eligible, they just have to have a commercial meter. Once they get their free Northwestern energy audit, we help them look over their audit and determine which energy efficiency project makes sense.” “A lot of business have a really good idea of what they want to do once they see their audit. Often, we see lighting projects. Commercial buildings are realizing that the price of LED lighting has come down quite a bit. We’ve also had businesses look at high efficiency washing machines, and there’s a few heating and cooling related projects.” Case study videos on the Bozeman Energy Project’s web page give several examples of how the local businesses are benefiting. The Community Food Co-Op switched out their fluorescent tube lighting with LED tube lighting.
“The initial concern was cost,” says Co-Op Facilities Manager Chris Berman. “Heather with the Bozeman Energy Project informed me of the $2500 city incentive. She helped me do the grant proposal with the USDA and they ended up awarding us $6000. That, on top of the incentive, paid for nearly 40% of the project. The projection was that we would save about 5% on our annual energy cost. I compared our energy usage from December 2014 to December 2015 and I was surprised to find that we actually saved about 7%.” So far, 34 local businesses participate in the Bozeman Energy Project, with 14 incentives paid. Meyer says that the project creates a snowball effect. Once businesses see how much they can save and reinvest in their own company, they look for other ways to save. The Loft Spa is an example of multiple projects paying off.
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They began by replacing all the lighting in the spa with LED lights, and then moved to the washer and dryer. “The washer is saving an estimated 30,000 gallons of water a year,” Owner Katie Wing reports in the case study. “We’ve been able to reinvest substantially in the company.” The Loft Spa reduced energy use by 21% and reduced energy costs by 14%. These benefits have positive effects on the community and environment as well. “Businesses are conserving electricity and they’re able to reinvest that savings back into their business,” Meyer says. “For the community, they are reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Among the direct quantifiable savings, they are saving 131,000 kilowatt hours. The annual savings is offsetting 97 metric tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent of moving 21 passenger vehicles off the road each year.” All businesses within the Bozeman city limits should look into the Bozeman Energy Project. In Old Main Gallery and Framing’s case study, owner Jim Brown reports, “Personally, I can’t imagine why someone wouldn’t embrace a program like this because it has individual benefits and wider benefits, for the community, the state, and even beyond.”
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Tuesday, April 17
5 EASY STEPS for Starting Your Own Clean Up Day
CLEAN UP BOZEMAN ON APRIL 21
STEP 1: Call 406-582-3203 A month or more before your event, call to set up your Cleanup Bozeman event. Be ready with your number of volunteers and the location you would like to clean up. If you’re not sure on the location, the City has plenty of options.
By the City of Bozeman Solid Waste Division
STEP 2: Tell Your Group
Spread the word to all participants. Hang up flyers, start a Facebook group or use the City’s flyer template and Communication Guide for ideas on getting the word out.
this long winter wanes and steps aside for warm sunshine, green grass and flip flop season, the aftermath of a hard winter becomes unearthed. Brisk autumn winds can blow around debris and trash, and months of accumulating pet poop suddenly appears. Spring, a time of birth and regrowth, is also the perfect time for a little Bozeman community clean up. As Bozeman grows, it’s up to everyone to roll up their sleeves and ensure the community is tidy, clean, and inviting to all residents and visitors. It has been a long winter, and leftover autumn yard debris and trash are at risk of contaminating our storm water system and urban waterway health. Pitch in on Clean Up Day and keep Bozeman beautiful! On Saturday, April 21st, the City of Bozeman Solid Waste, Neighborhoods, and Sustainability Programs, along with the Bozeman Beautification Advisory
Board, welcome all residents to the Bozeman Public Library lawn for the annual Bozeman Clean Up Day! Stroll down by 8 a.m. for coffee and breakfast, enjoy a welcome and kickoff from Mayor Cyndy Andrus at 8:30 a.m., and be on your way to spruce up your neighborhood by 9 a.m. Reflective vests, gloves, and bags will be provided to all volunteers, and the event will be held rain, snow, or shine! Participants can register at: www. bozeman.net/CleanUp before the event, or your group or individual registration can be filled out the morning of Clean Up Day. For folks unable to join on April 21, you can launch your own mini Clean Up Day at your convenience. City of Bozeman Solid Waste Division has Clean Up Kits available for residents to use, which include bags, reflective vests, gloves and more. It’s a great family activity or business team building exercise! Call 582.3203 for more information.
STEP 3: Get the Kits A few days before your event, call 406-582-3203 to arrange for drop off and pickup of your Cleanup Bozeman kit (must be within Bozeman city limits). ALL KITS INCLUDE: • Volunteer vests • Gloves • Yellow trash bags (and ties) • Green recycling bags (and ties) • Hand sanitizer • Instructions for cleanup Each item comes in a sustainable, weatherproof container. All materials and containers must be returned.
STEP 4: Clean It Like You Mean It Get your crew suited up and gather trash and recycling into bags in your designated area, then leave them on the boulevard. The City will pick up your trash and recycling bags as part of our regular neighborhood trash collection.
STEP 5: Remit the Kit Once your event is complete, call at 406-582-3203 and the City will pick up your kit and unused materials. You can also drop your kit off.
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MSU OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY EARTH WEEK EVENTS 2018 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 ORP and Stoked on Spokes’ Bike to School Day 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Centennial Mall Free bike lights and refreshments will be served to cyclists at the Centennial Mall. SPAN’s DamNation Screening 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Procrastinator Theater With majestic cinematography and a powerful odyssey, DamNation explores the changes in the national pride of big dams as engineering wonders to a growing awareness of life in our rivers. See salmon and other wild fish return to their original spawning grounds as dams are removed, and view the changes in landscape over time. THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Stoked on Spokes’ Open Shop Night/Bike Clinic 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Centennial Mall FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Sustainability Now’s Sustainabilibash 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Centennial Mall with Facilities Services’ Trash on the Mall Waste Sort This event is a celebration featuring tables from sustainabilityrelated campus and community groups showcasing their missions and efforts. There will be live music, free food, art displays, and a raffle. The accompanying trash sort will allow attendees to get a close and personal look at the waste we create.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Bozeman Clean-up Day 8:30 a.m., Bozeman Public Library Roll up your sleeves and clean up Bozeman alongside several members of the community. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. SUNDAY, APRIL 22 Earth Day FRC’s Bounty of the Bridgers Garden Kick-Off 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Towne’s Harvest Garden This event provides a service opportunity for MSU students and community youth with an assortment of activities including gardening, food tasting, planter pot decorating and a t-shirt raffle. MONDAY, APRIL 23 “Our Shared Place: The Present and Future Recreation in Greater Yellowstone” Symposium 8:30 a.m. Monday- 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sub Ballrooms This event is free to students, $99 per person to the public. Hear different perspectives from the outdoor industry, land managers, scientists, recreationists, and more on maintaining access to our lands and waters and keeping them in good shape. Help us build solutions for recreation in our shared place of the Greater Yellowstone area.
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STATEWIDE EARTH MONTH EVENTS Provided by Montana Department of Environmental Quality
APRIL 20, 2018
APRIL 21, 2018
• Sustainability Now (SNow) will host a special celebration on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman on Friday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This special event will advocate for both local and global issues and provide an opportunity for other sustainability and outdoor clubs on the MSU campus to raise awareness of efforts and to attract prospective members. This event will include snacks, prizes, activities, and music by The Wind Drifters. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Red Lodge Parks Board is hosting a parks cleanup day on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are welcome to join the effort. Meet at the Skate Park at Villard and 10 Street West. A Block Party follows at the Library parking lot from noon to 3:00 p.m. with music, free food and refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Board and the National Center for Appropriate Technology's Energy Corps AmeriCorps program. For more info, call 307-620-1778 or email energycorps@ cityofredlodge.com.
• At the MSU campus on Friday, April 20 will be events sponsored by the Recycling Program, including a trash sorting demonstration as well as training in composting with bins of compost in various stages of bio breakdown. For more information, contact Logun Norris, MSU Recycling Coordinator, at logunnorris@montana. edu or call: 406-994-6871
• Montana Audubon's 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Billings. Activities kick off with an early morning bird walk at 7:00 a.m. Restoration work and fun will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the 54-acre outdoor classroom. A day of volunteering at the Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Bring water, work gloves, and the whole family. More information available at mtaudubon.org/center/program-descriptions/ earth-day-celebration/.
• Flathead Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 21, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Whitefish High School. This free community festival features lots of hands-on activities. The theme this year is: Grow It, Fix It, Save It, and Live It. Expect live music and lots of vendors. Find out more at www.flatheadcitizens.org/ flathead-earth-day/. • Clark Fork River Cleanup, Saturday, April 21. Sponsored by the Clark Fork Coalition, this cleanup day is the social event of spring as hundreds of volunteers get the job done. Last year almost 700 volunteers recovered two tons of trash and recycled 651 pounds of recyclables. More information available at clarkfork.org/ our-work/what-we-do/engage-our-communities/ community-events/annual-river-clean-up/. • The Teller Wildlife Refuge cleanup is Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The refuge is near Corvallis. For more information, call 406-961-3507, email email@example.com, or visit www.tellerwildlife.org.
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• Join a Guided Hike and Tree Planting at Milltown State Park from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit stateparks.mt.gov/milltown/. • The Earth Day Service Dance is free to those who provide help on Saturday, April 21. Go to the Union Club in Missoula, 208 E. Main from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. • The Alternative Energy Resource Organization (AERO) is sponsoring Two Days of Volunteering at Helena's Cruse Community Garden, Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and at the Waukesha Community Garden on Sunday, April 22. Contact AERO for more information at email@example.com.
• The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) FoodCorps is planning two days of cleanup and garden prep at Whittier Elementary School in Butte. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more info, call 406-491-2642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Lake Helena Watershed Group is hosting a family-friendly Earth Day Celebration Litter Clean Up on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Chadwick Nursery parking lot (corner of York Road and Custer Avenue). Clean up along York Road for approximately 2-3 hours. Come for as long as you would like. For more info, visit www.lakehelenawatershed.org, call 406-457-8891, or email email@example.com.
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APRIL 22 , 2018 • The Missoula Urban Demonstration (MUD) Project is sponsoring its 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the MUD site at 1527 Wyoming Street. The theme this year is "Ending Plastic Pollution -- Zero Waste." Go to mudproject.org/ get-involved/earthday2018/ for more information and updates.
APRIL 28, 2018 • The University of Montana Western's Terra Verde Club and the City of Dillon will host a Cleanup and Celebration, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Depot Park in Dillon. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and activities including music, food, and exhibits will run until 3:00 p.m. For more info, call 406-683-1249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic Waste Recycling Event
April 28, 2018 at Logan Landfill from 7:30AM to 4:30PM
*Regular Trash Rates Still Apply For Gallatin County Residents and Businesses Only
We Will NOT be Accepting: Household Hazardous Waste
Call 406.539.1161 for HHW information
Hosted by Gallatin Solid Waste Management District GallatinSolidWaste.org
DATE: DATE:April April21, 21, 2018 2018 PLACE:Salvation SalvationArmy Army Bozeman Bozeman 32 PLACE: 32 S. S. Rouse Fellowship Hall Rouse Fellowship Hall
CONTACT: Kelly Murdock-Billy 406.586.5813 CONTACT: Kelly Murdock-Billy TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR ELECTRONIC WASTE* Computer towers, laptops, Monitors, Printers, TVs, Stereo Equipment, VCRs, Copiers, Keyboards, Mice, Cell Phones, Handheld Electronics, and Batteries
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one Green Curbside Recycling is now offering curbside glass recycling. “We use a sorting system where we get multiple bins,” says owner Matt Pollock. “The main thing we’re trying to promote is that we recycle glass with our curbside program. With our system, we have to sort things out. If I find stuff in our bins that can’t be recycled, I just leave it behind.”
don’t forget to rinse your recyclable materials. Grease from pizza boxes or left-over yogurt in little containers can ruin an entire bin of recycling. When it comes to plastics, make sure that you are only recycling plastics #1 and #2. Plastics #3-7 are no longer recyclable. You can find the number on the underside of the container in the center of the recycle symbol. Trying to recycle the wrong number can also lead to contamination.
This isn’t the case for single-stream, or fully commingled, recycling. While this is a convenient way to recycle without having to sort plastic from paper, the chances of contamination are much higher. More and more, single-stream recycling businesses are seeing contaminated recycling, causing an entire compacted bale of recycled materials to end up in the landfill. “All it takes is one person to fill their can with trash and it contaminates everything,” Pollock said.
Take a few extra steps to ensure that your paper, plastic, glass and aluminum end up recycled. Check out the following list for recycling services around town:
Whether you are sorting your recycling or using a single-stream commingled system,
The City of Bozeman solid waste division offers single-stream curbside recycling services. For $9.74 a month, customers receive a 100-gallon bin for recyclable items. Smaller and larger bins, or totes, are available. Call 582-3200 for more information on sizing and prices.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE THROUGH CITY OF BOZEMAN’S SOLID WASTE/GARBAGE COLLECTION: • PLASTICS o Bottles (milk, pop, detergent or shampoo, etc.) o Plastic tubs and lids (yogurt, margarine, etc.) o Plastic cups • CANS o Aluminum o Tin • CARDBOARD o Flattened corrugated cardboard o Flattened boxes, (cereal and other paperboard boxes) • PAPER o Newspaper o Magazines o Catalogs o Mail o Writing paper • PHONE BOOKS • PAPER BAGS
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YOU CANNOT RECYCLE THE FOLLOWING: • Glass or glassware • Food contaminated pizza boxes, paper plates, napkins • Aerosol cans • Pill bottles • Ceramics
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OTHER CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROVIDERS: • Gone Green, 406-855-9870. • J & K Recyclers, 406-582-0243. • Republic Services, 406-586-0606. • Triple R Recycling 388-9494 • Reach, a nonprofit empowering adults with disabilities, 406-587-1271 (serving Bozeman, Belgrade, Four Corners)
• Foil • Metal hangers • Batteries • Light bulbs • Juice boxes and pouches • Chip bags • Styrofoam containers and packing peanuts • Paper style milk cartons • Plastic bags • Frozen food bags • Toxic product containers, examples include, (but are not limited to): o Oil bottles o Antifreeze containers/jugs o Herbicide containers o Pesticide containers THERE ARE SOME PREPARATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR RECYCLABLES: • Rinse containers with water and leave no food residue in the recyclable containers • Ensure recyclables are clean, dry and empty • Flatten boxes to conserve space • Please do not put garbage or food waste into the recycling bin o Contaminates can lead to an entire load of otherwise clean recyclables ending up as garbage • Leave labels on • Crush plastic bottles and put caps back on to conserve space
BOZEMAN SITES • Wal-Mart 1500 N. 7th Ave. • Former K-Mart Building 1126 N. 7th Ave. • Ballfields Highland Blvd. (Across from the hospital) • MSU S. 13th and College St. • Billion Auto 1 Auto Plaza Dr. • Safeway 1735 W. Main St. • Home Depot 1771 N. 19th St. • Bozeman Convenience Site 2143 Story Mill Rd. • Gallatin Motor Group 31910 Frontage Rd. OTHER AREA SITES • Amsterdam: Across from Amsterdam Market • Belgrade: W. Madison Ave. and Eileen Pl. • Big Sky: Big Sky Town Center • Four Corners: Mama Macs • Gallatin Gateway: Gateway Community Center • Livingston: City Transfer Station, 408 Bennett • Logan Landfill: Last Change Recycling • Manhattan: Valley Improvement Center • Three Forks: 150 E. Railroad Ave. • West Yellowstone: Transfer Station RECYCLING FLEXIBLE PLASTIC BAGS Flexible plastic bags – such as those from grocery and retail stores, and for bread, sandwiches, newspapers, produce and dry cleaning – may be dropped off at Albertsons, Safeway, Target, Lowe’s, Rosauers, Walmart and Smith’s.
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A Q U I Z F O R E A R T H D AY A L L O F U S A R E S T E WA R D S O F T H E P L A N E T W E L I V E O N . H O W S AV V Y A R E Y O U A B O U T T H E E A R T H A N D E A R T H D AY ? TA K E T H I S Q U I Z T O F I N D O U T.
1. What uses the most energy each year in homes across America?
8. Why is the year 1970 significant in American history?
b. Heating and air conditioning
d. Heating water
a. War raged in Vietnam, prompting protests at college campuses nationwide.
2. How many degrees (Fahrenheit) has the Earth’s average temperature increased in the last 100 years? a. 20 degrees
c. 1 degree
b. 30 degrees
d. 12 degrees
b. The Beatles produced their last album, plus Simon and Garfunkel released their iconic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
c. The fi rst Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. d. All of the above.
9. The first Earth Day was created by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin as a national day to focus on the environment. What action resulted?
3. What is found most frequently when volunteers go to clean up beaches?
a. Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, urbanites and rural folks banded together to support one cause: protection of the Earth.
a. Glass bottles and/or pieces
c. Plastic bags and bottles
b. Items of clothing, including shoes
d. Lost jewelry
b. About 20 million Americans demonstrated for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.
c. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created soon afterward. d. The Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act were drafted and passed by Congress. e. All of the above.
4. How much trash does the average American generate in one day? 10. What is often referred to as the “Lungs of the Earth”? a. Almost 1 pound
c. Nearly 3 pounds
b. About 1.5 pounds
d. More than 4 pounds
5. The Earth isn’t the only body in the solar system with rivers and lakes. Which other planet has similar features? a. Mercury, with liquid lead
c. Saturn, with liquid oxygen
b. Saturn’s moon Titan, with liquid methane
d. Neptune’s moon Triton, with liquid ammonia
6. What is an ecological footprint? a. Wearing only one pair of shoes for a year to save money. b. Footprints left behind by volunteers who clean up beaches.
c. Marks left by animals in Yellowstone National Park when they come down from the hills to feed in winter. d. The impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources.
7. Humans are consuming natural resources at an alarming rate, according to scientists. What is the current rate per year? a. Half a planet’s worth of resources
c. 1.5 planets’ worth of resources
b. One planet’s worth of resources
d. Two planets’ worth of resources
a. The Clean Air Act, because it requires companies to keep the air safe for humans.
c. Oregon, because it absorbs much of the air pollution created by California.
b. Yellowstone National Park, because it provides a clean, protected area where animals can live and breathe freely.
d. The Amazon Rainforest, because its trees function as a giant air purifier that absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide and produces oxygen.
11. What does 350, the “Magic Number” of climate change, refer to? a. 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.
c. 350 million hybrid/electric cars on the road globally.
b. 350 million megawatts of energy from carbon-dioxide-free sources.
d. 350 million kiloliters of ocean water yet to be cleaned.
12. How can the average person make his or her routine more eco-friendly? a. Turn down the heat to save energy. Layer clothing or use blankets to keep warm. b. Scale back car use. Do all errands in one trip. Carpool to get to work or to attend a social event. c. Turn off the tap when brushing teeth or shaving. You’ll save water. d. Lower shades or close curtains on warm days to keep the inside temperature lower and reduce the use of fans and air conditioning.
e. Don’t use throw-away products like paper plates and napkins or plastic utensils and cups. f. Choose energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs plus rechargeable batteries. g. Turn off lights when you leave a room at your home or office for more than a few minutes. h. Bring your own cloth bags to the grocery store to avoid using and eventually throwing away the plastic ones. i. Any or all of the above.
Quiz Answers 10d. The Amazon Rainforest
3c. Plastic pieces of all sorts but mostly bottles and bags
9e. All of the above
2c. 1 degree
8d. All of the above
1b. Heating and air conditioning
4d. More than 4 pounds; 4.3 to be exact. More than 55% goes into landfills. 5b. Saturnâ€™s moon Titan (with liquid methane) 6d. The impact of a person or community on the environment 7c. 1.5 planetsâ€™ worth of resources are used on Earth per year
11a. 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, which some scientists say is the safe upper limit 12. Any single item on this list will have a positive impact on the environment, but the more the merrier. For maximum impact, do as many things on this list as possible.
Quiz Answers deforestation contamination
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Water in Bozeman: The Big Picture Perched at the headwaters of the Missouri River Basin, Bozeman enjoys extremely high-quality water, almost straight from the source. Although our water is high quality, quantity is limited. With only 16 inches of average precipitation annually, Bozeman’s considered semi-arid and drought-prone.
Bozeman relies on snowpack for its water supply. 80% of our city’s water comes from snowmelt in the Gallatin Range which feeds Sourdough Creek and Hyalite Reservoir. The other 20% comes from a developed spring at the headwaters of Lyman Creek.
In fact, Bozeman could be facing a water shortage in the next 20 years. The City has identified water conservation as the single largest source of water for Bozeman’s future.
But, with shifting climate patterns, our water supplies are likely to become less reliable. In the future, more moisture is expected to arrive as rain instead of snow. On top of that, warmer temperatures will lead to earlier peak flows and drier summers.
Water conservation creates additional supplies by reducing water used in and around homes and businesses.
Plus, Bozeman is booming, growing at a rate far above the national average. More people will need more water, and eventually, these supplies won’t be enough.
It’s the cheapest, most expedient and environmentally friendly way to thrive through drought, and to ensure a reliable water supply for the future.
Here’s a few things you can do to help conserve water. Install high efficiency toilets, clothes washers, and showerheads in your home.* • Install drought tolerant plants in your landscape.* • Participate in the City of Bozeman’s rebate programs for cash back on water saving indoor and outdoor products.* • Use the Water Smart Planting Guide for the Bozeman Area when making watering and planting choices for your yard. •
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For more information about water conservation, rebates, tips, planting guides and more, visit www.bozemanwater.com. *Visit www.bozemanwater.com for rebates on indoor and outdoor products. Must be a City of Bozeman water customer.