FNSB Recycling Task Force Report to the Mayor – 12/19/08

This report represents the product of the last several months of RTF meetings chaired by Mike Musick and facilitated by Randy Lewis.  This document was reviewed and approved by RTF participants who were present at the meeting on Friday, December 19th, 2008.

Mike Musick delivered this report to FNSB Mayor Jim Whitaker on Tuesday, December 30th - along with the signatures of all the 12/19 meeting attendees who wished to sign off on the document.

RTF Meeting Minutes – 9/12/08

The meeting minutes from the last Recycling Task Force meeting are now available.

Recycling Task Force Meeting
Friday, September 12, 2008, 4:30-6:30 PM
FNSB Assembly Chambers

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RTF Meeting Minutes – 9/12/08

These minutes are also listed under the “Documents” section in the right sidebar

RTF Meeting Minutes – 8/27/08

The meeting minutes from the last Recycling Task Force meeting are now available.

Recycling Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 4:30-6:30 PM
FNSB Assembly Chambers

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RTF Meeting Minutes – 8/27/08

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RTF Meeting Minutes – August 13th

The meeting minutes from the last Recycling Task Force meeting are now available.

Recycling Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 4:30-6:30 PM
FNSB Assembly Chambers

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RTF Meeting Minutes – 8/13/08

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RTF Meeting Agenda and Goals – August 13th

The next FNSB Recycling Task Force meeting is this week:
Wednesday, August 13th, 4:30-6:30PM
FNSB Borough Assembly Chambers

Please see the additional important information below from Mike Musick, Chair of the FNSB Recycling Task Force, regarding our upcoming RTF meetings.
  
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To:  Members and Supporters of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Recycling Task Force (RTF)
 
In an effort to facilitate the process of generating a final report to the Mayor from the  RTF regarding Waste-to-Energy, Reduction of Waste, Reuse of Resources, and Recycling in the Fairbanks North Star Borough on a sustainable basis, I have asked Randy Lewis to facilitate the next two meetings of the RTF.  Please review the materials on the blog (http://recyclefairbanks.wordpress.com/) and on the Borough web page (http://www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/RecyclingTaskForce/). 
 
Thank you,
Mike
 
Goals for the next two meetings:
1. Clarify the purpose of the task force.
2. Achieve that purpose.
3. Determine the future of the task force.
 
Proposed agenda:
1. Approve a mission statement for this task force.
2. Make a recommendation for the Borough Administration to address the following:  Waste reduction, Reuse, Recycling and Waste to energy.
3. Establish goals and objectives for the group to achieve the mission statement.

Suggested mission statement for the Recyling Task Force: “To promote sustainable waste reduction, reuse and recycling in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.”
 
Goals are global and not necessarily achievable. Example: “End world hunger.”
Objectives are steps taken to achieve goals and by definition are measurable and achievable. Example: “Support local food bank.”
 
Randy Lewis, LCSW is married to Pam Seiser and has been a resident of FNSB since 1984. They live in an unfinished house partly constructed from salvaged materials. Randy is employed by Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption and as a contract mediator for the Alaska Court System.

Recycling Volunteer Opportunity

Hello Fairbanks Recyclers!

Interior Alaska Green Star is partnering with the Tanana Valley State Fair, Wal-Mart, K&K Recycling, and SCAN Fairbanks to coordinate recycling of beverage containers (plastic and aluminum) at the Fair next month and are looking for volunteers. Please see the information below from Darcie Warden, Executive Director of IAGS, to find out how you can help!

Be generous with your time for a great cause, and get a free day-pass to the fair for the day you volunteer!

Tanana Valley State Fair – Recycling Crew
Are you tired of seeing recyclable items like aluminum cans and plastic bottles get thrown away? Would you like to know that aluminum and plastic are properly disposed of and NOT filling up the precious space we have left in our local landfill? You can make a difference this August but volunteering at the Tanana Valley State Fair. This year at the Tanana Valley State Fair several businesses and community organizations are teaming up to recycle plastic and aluminum during the Fair. To make this a successful effort we need a volunteer team to empty aluminum and plastic recycling containers on the fair grounds and take the bags to the dumpsters located at the back of the fair grounds. This is a large effort lasting 9 days which means we need at least 135 volunteers starting August 1st through August 9th.

Time: 3:00pm to 10:00pm (open until 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday)

Shifts: 3:00-6:00pm; 6:00-8:00pm; 8:00-10:00pm (August 1-2 and August 8-9 Friday/Saturday last shift of the day is 8:00-11:00pm)

Materials provided: gloves, wagons and plastic bags.

We will need your name as early as possible to provide you with a day pass to the fair on the day of your shift. Please respond to Darcie Warden at 978-9889 or darcie@iagreenstar.org.

Next RTF Meeting – August 13th

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Recycling Task Force will begin meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the FNSB Assembly Chambers.

However, the next meeting originally scheduled for July 23rd has been CANCELLED.

The next FNSB Recycling Task Force Meeting will be:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:30PM to 6:30 PM
Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Chambers