Williston Resident Chapin Kaynor was recently appointed by the Williston Selectboard to the Board of Commissioners of CCTA, the Chittenden County Transit Authority, which runs commuter and local buses throughout the area. Chapin, a habitual CCTA rider and Sustainable Williston member, will represent Williston on the Board and is a great person to talk to about mass transit.
French supermarket chain Intermarche launched this promotional campaign to help reduce food waste of “undesirable” fruits and vegetables. Rather than throw out ugly, deformed, or damaged produce, Intermarche instead sells them with a unique twist.
From Clare Innes at Chittenden Solid Waste District:
The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is forming a Citizen Advisory Committee to get public input on a proposal to change how trash and recycling is picked up from households in Chittenden County. CSWD has been examining a system called “consolidated collection,” whereby the County is divided into trash and recycling collection districts. Each district would be serviced by one hauler, who will be selected based on how they meet specific criteria.
CSWD is investigating introducing consolidated collection to Chittenden County because of its potential to reduce collection costs and the impact of excessive truck traffic on roads and the environment. Largely due to these economic and environmental efficiencies, consolidated collection is the most common form of residential service in the country. However, residents would no longer be able to choose their hauler.
For more information on consolidated collection, visit http://cswd.net/consolidated-collection.
The Committee of 12-15 members will meet four times, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on July 31, August 14 & 28, and September 11 at CSWD’s Administrative Office in Williston. A light meal will be provided.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email the following information by noon on July 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org (the information will be used to ensure a wide spectrum of participants):
City/Town/Village of residence:
Whether you rent or own your home:
Number of units in your building (e.g., single-family, duplex, 4 apartments, etc.):
Whether a hauler collects your trash curbside or you self-haul to a drop-off center:
Name of current hauler:
Have you heard of consolidated collection systems? If so, based on what you currently know, would you support or oppose this kind of system for Chittenden County?
Confirm availability on the 4 dates:
Sustainable Williston, our town’s grassroots environmental group, meets Wednesday evening at 7pm downstairs in the community room at the Dorothy Alling Library, and anyone interested in local environmental issues is welcome.
NOTE: Due to a typo, the meeting was originally listed as occurring on the 26th. The 16th is the correct date.