The Green Committee
Vinnie Ardillo & Marianne Monteleone, Co-Chairs
Our goal is to educate the community about ways to participate in recycling, reusing & reducing waste by suggesting how to rethink habits & reduce garbage collection costs, holding educational meetings (including speakers as available), providing recycling & waste management information to new residents, renters & the community, reviewing community recycling & garbage needs, hosting an annual shredding event & hazardous waste collections.
Earth Day 2019
Potential Silver Lining of Covid-19 Lockdown
With the shuttering of many industries and the abrupt pause in our daily lives and travel plans, coronavirus has triggered a sharp downturn in carbon emissions. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that our global CO2 levels could drop by more than seven percent this year, a reduction that marks the fossil fuel industry's most dramatic single-year drop on record.
Though of course, long-term improvements will have to be the result of policy changes and a switch to renewable energy sources, this just goes to show that change is possible—and that with concentrated effort, a greener future is within reach.
Source: BESTLIFE article by Lauren Gray, May 30, 2020