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Green Mary Gets Events To Zero Waste
Mary Munat is passionate about taking non-garbage
out of the garbage. Last year alone, her team touched the
garbage of over two million people. Present at
over 150 events Bay Area wide, they separate compostable
food and paper, as well as recycleables from garbage.
It all started ten years ago following a Health & Harmony
festival where Mary was Volunteer Coordinator. She
listened to Julia Butterfly Hill, who was newly
down from sitting in her tree, Luna. Butterfly admonished
the eco-savvy crowd to walk their talk. She
observed garbage cans overflowing and little recycling.
Butterfly assured them she would not return until the
H&H event was green.
Mary got to work, by the following year H&H was a green
event and her business was launched.
Now Green Mary assists with events from backyard gatherings to
large events with half million in attendance, helping to
get them as close to zero waste as possible.
Green Mary works with food vendors ahead time advising
on best strategies for reuse, and helps divert them away
from petroleum based products.
At each event they follow a system, which includes
installing sets of three color codes receptacles
for compost, recycing and trash.
In addition non-profits, and green event coordinators
may contact Green Mary to borrow wine glasses,
cups, and flatware for free from her eco- lending library,
as long as they return them clean.
At a recent event Mary's team dove into 20 dumpsters
to separate and haul non-garbage to its respective
places leaving only 3.5 dumpsters for the landfill.
To learn more and help take your next event to Zero Waste,
A few tips and resources:
Buy Bulk for foods, olive oils, shampoos
Bring Your Own Bag
ReUse Whenever Possible
Make It Yourself, Rather Than Buy It
To learn more about Extended Producer Responsibility see:
Other cities, counties and countries around the world are making big changes around plastic bag availability and usage. What about Sonoma County? Ireland added a bag fee and use of grocery store bags dropped by 90%.
Join us at the Sonoma County Single Use Bag Forum, Wed. February 2, 2011 8:45am
90 Santa Rosa Avenue
Join us at the Sonoma County Waste Management Debate Wed. January 19th at 9:00 am
90 Santa Rosa Avenue
Listen to Mary on Green Scene with Bug, talking story on 1/10/2010.