Zero Waste Day at Charlottesville City Market

On the heels of Earth Day, the City of Charlottesville and vendors at the weekly Charlottesville City Market continue to promote sustainability and minimize their environmental impact. Directing materials away from the landfill – to instead be recycled or composted – maximizes use of those materials, reduces the need to source new materials, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, and produces improvements in water and soil quality.

Starting in 2015 as a pilot program called Charlottesville Composts, the City Market hosted a drop-off point for area residents to bring their household food scraps to be collected and composted. Additionally, the Charlottesville Composts program helps sustainably manage the waste streams from the Market by providing 3-bin waste stations (Composting, Recycling, and Landfill) and assisting vendors to find recyclable or compostable items for serving food.

This Saturday, April 29th, Charlottesville Composts and the City Market are going further with a Zero Waste Day, aiming to generate zero pounds of landfill waste. Vendors at the City Market have participated both by separating their food scraps and by using compostable or recyclable foodservice-ware. Market attendees can ask questions and learn more at the sustainable waste stations located throughout the Market.

This Zero Waste Day is supported through generous sponsorships of Virginia-based manufacturers Vastly, World Centric, and Natur-Tec who have each donated certified compostable food service-ware.

Area residents and visitors are invited to come enjoy the City Market this Saturday, April 29, to experience Zero Waste Day, and learn more about how to participate in the free and easy compost drop-off program.

For more information regarding composting programs, and to sign up for email updates, please visit www.charlottesville.org/composting or email composting@charlottesville.org.

         
 

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.


augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news


Comments