County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling is pleased to welcome the Jackson
Hole Children’s Museum, Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area, Slow
Food in the Tetons, the Center for the Arts, the Art Association of Jackson
Hole, Straw Free JH, and Hole Food Rescue as this year’s community partners on
the Road to Zero Waste. Agreements with these organizations were approved by
Teton County Commissioners at their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd.
partnerships were established in 2012 to offer additional funding, as well as
education and outreach support, to programs in Teton County that extend beyond
the boundaries of a single organization and contribute to community-wide
awareness and advancement of environmentally sustainable practices. As in years
past, these current partners possess the expertise, creativity, and energy to
bring an exceptional array of programming, workshops, demonstrations, and
events to the community.
Later this summer, the Children’s Museum, along with Teton County ISWR, will partner for a sixth year to offer a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle themed summer school curriculum. “Re-Imagine
It,” is designed for rising 5th graders from Teton County public schools. Past Re-Imagine It projects include the design and implementation of fact-packed recycle bins. These colorful, fact-covered bins were introduced at the 2017 Peoples Markets and Art Association Art Fairs and are now utilized as permanent recycling receptacles at Jackson Elementary School.
programs to look forward to include upcycling workshops at the Habitat for
Humanity Jackson ReStore, zero waste art fairs and art installations from the
Art Association of Jackson Hole, awareness and strategies for reducing single
use plastics through Straw Free JH, greater understanding and prevention of
food waste through Hole Food Rescue, enhanced zero waste facility leadership at
the Center for the Arts, and zero waste event organization and program development
at the People’s Market throughout the 2018-2019 summer and winter seasons.
thanks to these organizations for modeling Teton County’s commitment to 60%
waste diversion from landfill by 2030. Their work allows Teton County ISWR to
extend its reach and better engage community members and visitors in the
opportunities to maximize resources by minimizing waste. Increased
sustainability and zero waste goals are something we will best achieve