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August 2017

Recycle Bowl 2017

August 1 - November 15

It’s time again to gear up for Recycle-Bowl 2017. On Aug. 1, schools may start to register for the 2017 competition, which aims to invigorate student participation in recycling via an exciting and engaging national K-12 competition. Below you will find additional key dates for this year's competition; if you have any questions, please contact Isaac Nicholson. August 1 - Registration Opens October 13 - Registration Deadline October 16 - Competition Starts November 15 - Competition Ends

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September 2017

Green Consumer Day

September 28

A green consumer is someone who is very concerned about the environment and, therefore, only purchases products that are environmentally-friendly or eco-friendly. Products with little or no packaging, products made from natural ingredients and products that are made without causing pollution are all examples of eco-friendly products. The green consumer would be the type to drive a hybrid vehicle, buy products made with hemp or those made from recycled materials. This global celebration highlights the problems of consumerism and its…

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October 2017

Ray Day

October 15
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November 2017

America Recycles Day

November 15

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.…

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January 2018

USCC Conference

January 22, 2018 - January 25, 2018

The USCC Compost conference will be held in Atlanta this year! With demos, speakers events and workshops this conference will be a great way to get involved. Visit the the compost conference's website to buy tickets, book your hotel, and learn what the conference has to offer. Get involved and help your community stay green!

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March 2018

World Forestry Day

March 21, 2018

World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them. The concept of having a World Forestry Day originated at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971. Later that year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization gave support to the idea believing the event would contribute a great deal to public awareness of the importance…

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World Day for Water

March 22, 2018

Water is a basic requirement for all life, yet water resources are facing increasing demands from, and competition among, users. In 1992, the UN General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water. The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World…

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Earth Hour

March 24, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

At 8.30pm, Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Learn how to take part in Earth Hour. Earth Hour's impact.  

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May 2018

International Compost Awareness Week

May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling. The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the…

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International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22, 2018

The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention…

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