How do you RRR? That’s what the folks behind the ongoing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign want to know. In the latest round of newspaper ads, valley residents are being encouraged to tell their own RRR stories by visiting the website www.HowDoYouRRR.com.
Of course, campaign organizers are looking for more details than just “Jessie recycles plastic bottles” or “Ryan built his tent platform with recycled wood.” Through a simple story submittal form on the website, they hope to get all the details behind stories like the one about a local dentist who grocery shops and recycles, in all seasons, by using his bicycle, a trailer, and reusable grocery bags.
According to Heather Thomas Overholser, Executive Director of Jackson Community Recycling, “We’re very appreciative of the $10,000 Teton County Commissioners recently granted us to continue our campaign to increase awareness and participation in a wide variety of reduce, reuse, and recycle activities. For our winter advertising campaign, we’ve set two goals: first, to involve more community members in the campaign and, second, to celebrate what folks are doing to reduce their household’s amount of waste.”
Overholser added: “We still want to have fun with this campaign, so we’re introducing a new character called R.D. (short for “Recycle Dude”) into our television, radio and print ads. But he’s really there to help solicit and tell inspiring stories about what people are doing to help us all overcome the solid waste disposal challenges we face in Jackson Hole.”
To enter a reduce, reuse, or recycle story into a drawing for great prizes—like a cruiser bike from Fitzgerald’s, or an energy audit of your home by Lower Valley Energy—valley residents should submit their stories via www.HowDoYouRRR.com by December 30th. The best stories will become the focus of this winter’s television, radio and print advertising campaign. Many thanks to the following businesses for donating prizes: Anne and Pete Sibley Music, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Jackson Lake Lodge, Hole Hiking Experience, Holistic Habitat, Lower Valley Energy, Wildlife Expeditions, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Smartsprocket, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Jackson Community Recycling, McNair Evans Photography, The Murie Center, Teton Mountain Lodge, and Jackson Curbside Recycling.
Jackson Hole’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign is a collaborative effort of the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, The Murie Center’s Teton Sustainability Project, and Jackson Community Recycling. The second phase of the campaign is being funded by a $10,000 budget allocation from the Teton County Board of Commissioners and private donations.
Jackson Community Recycling's mission is to decrease the demand for raw materials by minimizing the amount of waste that reaches the landfill. Jackson Community Recycling accomplishes this by recycling, composting, and encouraging reuse, source reduction, and diversion of hazardous waste.