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Jennifer Gilbert

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 […]

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 ,

Environmental update: Try these holiday waste reduction tips

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate an extra 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 paper […]

December 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Curb winter water use to save money

Even though it’s fall, we are still in a drought and need to do our part to conserve. If you haven’t done so already, turn off your landscape irrigation. Plants do not need to be watered as much or as often in the fall. Reducing the amount of water you use from November through February […]

November 09, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Saving water this winter will trim sewer bills later

It’s that time of year again — time to turn off your irrigation to save water and money. Reducing the amount of water you use from November through February can have a large effect on your water and sanitary sewer bill because sanitary sewer rates are calculated using your average winter water consumption. In the winter, […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Share water conservation ideas on city website

With low groundwater levels and the worst drought California has seen, the city of Davis is committed to working with the community to save water. The city has launched SaveDavisWater.org, a website that provides conservation tips, rebates, workshop information and more. The city encourages residents to share photos of creative conservation ideas and techniques. Pictures […]

August 29, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Let’s all help conserve water

As the drought continues, more than ever we need everyone’s help to conserve water. Please check your irrigation timers and make sure they are not watering more than twice a week. Timers should be set for late at night or early morning to avoid wasting water from evaporation during the heat of the day. Check […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Workshops update our recycling knowledge

*The Davis Recycling Program turns 40 this year! Thank you for participating in 40 years of curbside recycling here in Davis. To celebrate, this month we are offering a series of workshops on recycling, waste reduction, composting and more.. To show our gratitude for all your efforts of recycling and reducing waste, we will be […]

July 06, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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