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Jennifer Gilbert

Environmental update: Show the environment some love

Before you buy a Valentine’s Day card for that special someone, show the environment some love and choose a card that is made entirely out of paper so it can be recycled. Many greeting cards found at the store are not recyclable because they have foam, plastic and other non-paper components. Better yet, look at […]

Environmental update: Resolve to trim your waste size this year

If you are still trying to think of a good new year’s resolution, how about a resolution to reduce your waste size — the pounds of waste you generate every day? Here are five simple tips to reduce your waste size and shrink your environmental footprint: * Compost your Christmas tree. When you are finished enjoying your […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Reduce your waste this holiday season

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate an extra 1 million tons of waste each week. Let’s make Davis an exception to that rule by reducing, reusing and recycling as much as we can! * Corrugated cardboard boxes: Reuse as storage containers, or recycle. * Wrapping paper, gift boxes, cardboard boxes and cards: Save wrapping […]

December 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Dial back your outdoor water use

Landscape water needs decrease in the fall with shorter days and cooler temperatures. You recently dialed back your clock to standard time, now, dial back your irrigation. Reduce irrigation by eliminating one watering day each week or trim each watering cycle time by 10 to 20 percent. Remember to water with the weather, and turn your […]

November 06, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Here’s your challenge: Save 90 gallons of water a day

It’s that time of year again — time to turn down your irrigation to save water and money. Together, we reduced our water use by 28 percent in August compared to 2013! September numbers will be posted at SaveDavisWater.org soon. We are not done yet, though. In order to maintain our 28-percent reduction in the […]

October 02, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Make moving day a recycling day, too

If you’re moving into a new home, it is likely that more than 20 percent of your waste will be cardboard. Please do not throw it in the trash! It’s easily recycled. Just flatten all boxes and stack them on the ground next to your trash and recycling carts on your regular collection day. If you […]

September 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Don’t toss your stuff, donate it!

It’s August now, and for many folks in Davis, that means moving time. When moving, we typically try to downsize and get rid of the items we don’t want or need anymore. To make this easier, see the short list below of where you can donate or recycle typical household items. * Cardboard: Flatten and […]

August 09, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Volunteers needed for apartment move-out

Do you love garage sales? How about an opportunity to participate in a citywide free garage sale while helping our community reduce waste? If that sounds interesting to you, you can volunteer for the Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program. The city of Davis Recycling Program is once again teaming up with apartment managers all over […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Drop off bulky waste for free disposal

Mark your calendars: The 2015 bulky item drop-off days are coming Friday, June 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Davis Waste Removal, 2727 Second St. Bring your unwanted bulky items to this event for free disposal. Accepted items include refrigerators and freezers (limit of […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: City offers Wednesday water workshops

The city of Davis is hosting Wednesday water workshops over the next few months at 6:30 p.m. in the Game Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Please join us as we explore rain water retention, gray water systems, caring for your trees during a drought, irrigation systems and more. These free […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Tips to show the Earth some love

This is the time of year we typically hold the annual Bulky Item Drop-off Days. However, this year they have been moved to June to help address the large quantities of bulky waste generated after UC Davis students graduate and leave town. Mark your calendars for this special waste disposal event on Friday and Saturday, […]

April 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Show the environment some love

Before you buy a Valentine’s Day card for that special someone, show the environment some love and choose a card that is made entirely out of paper so it can be recycled. Many greeting cards found at the store are not recyclable because they have foam, plastic and other non-paper components. Better yet, look at […]

February 10, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Waste reduction solutions for the new year

If you’re still trying to think of a good new year’s resolution, how about a resolution to reduce your waste size — the pounds of waste that you generate every day? Here are 10 simple tips to shrink your environmental footprint: * Compost your Christmas tree. When you’re finished enjoying your cut Christmas tree, you can […]

January 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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