There are many actions each of us can take to reduce our environmental impact and support a clean community. One of the easiest actions to take every day is to recycle. That’s why Environmental Services invites residents of Los Alamos to join them and Pajarito Environmental Education Center to celebrate Earth Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
Environmental Services will be hosting an educational booth. Residents can stop by to register for the new Yard Trimming or Bear Tough roll cart and play the recycle game to learn the “do’s and don’ts” of recycling and win a zero waste prize.
Environmental Services staff will also be showing their new “Zero Waste Lunch” in a special video presentation at Earth Day. Led by teacher Megan Lee, the Green Team – an environmentally-minded club comprised of fourth grade students at Chamisa Elementary School – successfully deployed a one week Zero Waste Lunch event in April 2017. More than 110 students participated in bringing waste-free lunches to school. Prizes were given daily and a punch card recorded student participation. To promote this event, the Green Team scripted and created a video of how to pack a waste free lunch and presented it to the students. Environmental Services received a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to remake the video and show it at the local movie theater for one year. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KUtj59oCo8
Atomic City Transit (ACT) will provide 10-15 minute continuous trolley service from the Justice Center to the Nature Center on Earth Day. Visitors are encouraged to avoid congestion and limited parking near the Nature Center by parking at the Justice Center lot and riding with ACT. Free trolley service will be provided 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 21.
Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule said that the goal of Earth Day is to encourage residents to find small ways that they can make a difference in recycle or re-use practices.
“It’s easy to recycle at home, at work, at school, and on the go,” she said. “We hope the community will turn out on April 21st to join us in our efforts to make Los Alamos environmentally and economically healthier by recycling more and recycling right.”
Environmental Services wants to thank you for your efforts to recycle – at home, at work, at school, and on the go. Join us in our effort to make Los Alamos environmentally and economically healthier by recycling more and recycling right. As Los Alamos County continues to expand recycle opportunities, residents will be seeing the new brown Yard Trimmings roll carts curbside. The new program begins July 2018 and more than 1,700 residents have already signed up to receive the new carts.
For more information regarding what to recycle, visit www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen.