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The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts hosted their annual STEM conference & expo at Camp Cedar Hill, Waltham.  Over a hundred girl scouts from across Massachusetts gathered to learn about engineering, coding, robotics and environmental science, while having lots of fun!!   CARE for the Cape and Islands was invited to host a Cape Crusaders workshop activity. Girl Scouts were…

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The summit was kicked off by Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore who shared the impact and benefit of more than 4 million annual visitors to our community. In addition to a keynote by Greg Miller, CREST and Julie Regan, TRPA, a panel of Cape Cod businesses shared their sustainable initiatives. Panelists included Mimi Dufault, AutoCamp Cape Cod; Patrick…

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Highlighted by keynote speaker Julie Regan, Deputy Director for Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the Take CARE Summit brought together environmentally minded business and civic leaders from across Cape Cod and the Islands. Presenters touched upon a wide array of subjects including composting, sustainable business practices, recycling cooperatives, waste management reports and ecological tourism. Julie’s “ Secret Sauce” focused on a…

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  Black Earth (https://blackearthcompost.com) is a Massachusetts based company dedicated to collecting food scraps from residents, schools, supermarkets and universities throughout southeastern New England. The company's vertically integrated approach to composting, allows them to turn client’s food waste into fresh compost.   Black Earth’s quality commitment  A broad range on ingredients to support bio-diverse composting No grass clippings that contain herbicides,…

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This second webinar in a series on the Municipal and Commercial single-use water bottle ban on Cape Cod provides concrete examples of how businesses and towns can educate residents and visitors about the bottle bans that take effect in Brewster, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown and Wellfleet September 1, 2021 and in Sandwich December 31, 2021 .   https://youtu.be/xufEMWWo4dM  

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The speakers from the Plastic Bottles Banned: Now What? webinar have shared some of their materials. This website from Concord, MA offers a variety of resources for other destinations interested in passing bylaws to eliminate single use plastic water bottles. They also produced a "Tap Map" that provides locations around town where water filling stations or businesses that will fill…

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Another webinar in a series from the Cape Cod Stewardship Collaborative. Many Cape Cod towns are instituting plastic water bottle bans. The new bylaws take effect in the fall of 2021 while businesses, town governments, residents and visitors grapple with how to best comply. This webinar convened representatives from nearby business and municipal leaders from Concord and Nantucket, MA that…

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