Saturday, August 31, 2019

Labor Day Schedule

The Administrative offices of the Coastal Environmental Partnership will be closed Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day.  The Tuscarora Landfill, Grantsboro Transfer Station and the Newport Transfer Station will be run on their regular schedules.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Labor Day Schedule

The Administrative offices of the Coastal Environmental Partnership will be closed Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day.  The Tuscarora Landfill, Grantsboro Transfer Station and the Newport Transfer Station will be run on their regular schedules.

Have a safe and happy holiday.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aquarium scholars mini-grant funding

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Do you know what ocean ettiquette is?


     
     
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Environmental stewardship begins at home!

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    Environmental stewardship begins at home! DEQ employee Kathleen Lance helps two students plan milkweed, donated by Ann Rogerson, at Green Square offices last Friday.
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Bali and Plastic

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    Monday, August 26, 2019

    What the world would be like without trees

        
       
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    Composting in your residence hall

  • Friday, August 23, 2019

    You gotta do it right!

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    You gotta do it right!

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary


  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    How Sad


    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Airport rolls out ban on plastic water bottles

    San Fran International Airport rolls out ban on plastic water bottles

    San Francisco International Airport is rolling out a ban to end the sale of plastic water bottles at its convenience stores, restaurants and vending machines. The ban, which begins on Tuesday, is part of the airport's latest effort to become the world's first zero-waste airport by 2021.
    San Francisco International said each guest that comes through the airport produces half a pound of trash. To eliminate that waste, the airport has already cut back on single-use food items like napkins and straws. Prior to the ban, the airport sold about 10,000 bottles of water each day and generated about 28 million pounds of waste each year, according to Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the airport. But starting on Tuesday, the airport will gradually begin phasing them out.

    First, it will sell off what's currently on store shelves. Once that inventory dries up, passengers will be encouraged to refill their own reusable containers at any of about 100 "hydration stations" or buy water in glass or aluminum containers.
    Some passengers appeared to be on board with the change. "If you know about it, it's great," said traveler Chris McCloud. "If you don't know about it, it's going to be inconvenient. But it's headed in the right direction, I think." 

    The airport is following a 2014 ordinance banning the sale of plastic water bottles on city-owned property. Nationwide, Americans discard more than 30 million tons of plastic every year, only 8% of which gets recycled. Much of what remains ends up in landfills, where it can take up to 1,000 years to decompose, leaching toxins into the soil and water.

    There will still be some plastic bottles at San Francisco International. The ban does not apply to flavored drinks like soda and juice. That bothered traveler Claus Dojahn, who told "CBS This Morning" that "They want to do something good, and yet they don't tackle the whole problem."
    Yakel said that "our hope is that the industry continues to expand…There's really not a lot of good alternatives yet for teas, juices and sodas, but we're hoping that changes over time."
    As of now, the policy only applies to the airport and not to the airlines that fly in and out. The airport said it's the first to ban plastic water bottles, but it's hoping the idea will take off at other airports and airlines as well.
     

    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    Coca Cola Co's global World Without Waste

               
  • PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND ANY YOU SEE

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    Cindy Slaughter Henry is at On the Beach At Emerald Isle, Nc.
    This is what happens when you don't pick your trash up . This sea turtle hatching came out of the nest last night headed to his new home but he got caught up in... netting that holds beach toys and died . This should never happen ! PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND ANY YOU SEE . Please for our wildlife . We are responsible

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    Ruby and Max

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    This is Ruby and Max. They pick up a piece of litter on every walk. Sometimes their ears get tangled, but the planet is worth it. Both 14/10

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Wildflower Wednesday

       
              
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019

    In every walk with nature...

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    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir 🌼🌻🌸🐝🦋🐸🦗
  • Explore our Meadow and keep an eye out for butterflies, moths, frogs, bees and other creatures using this as their habitat.
  • Friday, August 9, 2019

    Extracting microplastics from water

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  • Thursday, August 8, 2019

    BackTo School with NOAA

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    Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Reuse with a bottle tree

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    Have you seen the Museum's ? Created by artist Jeremy Stollings, it makes for some awesome pictures! 👌 Some central African peoples long believed that evil spirits roaming at night could be captured in empty glass bottles & the next day's sunshine would destroy them!
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    Plastic Bottles for Transportation

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    Second-hand shopping

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    👚Second-hand shopping is a key element in sustainability! Shop secondhand or encourage a school-wide clothing swap the first week of school to avoid overshopping. How are you being more sustainable? Tell us with
     

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    Dirt Cheap

    Our compost is only $10 per ton!

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    74 sea turtle nests on Masonboro Island Reserve


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