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Benefits of Recycling: How It Works

Benefits of Recycling

Most of the reasons we recycle are environmental, although some are economic. These include:

Too Much Garbage

One of the main reasons for recycling is to reduce the amount of garbage sent to landfills. Landfill usage peaked in the 1980s, when Americans sent almost 150 million tons (136.08 million metric tons) of garbage to landfills each year. Today, we still dump more than 100 million tons (90.719 million metric tons) of trash into landfills annually [source: Hall]. Even though modern sanitary landfills are safer and less of a nuisance than the open dumps of the past, no one likes having a landfill around.

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Sip Happens! Don’t Miss the TC Art & Wine Festival 2013, June 21st-22nd

164560_495780278092_7201281_nThe Traverse City Art & Wine Festival, held annually at the Grand Traverse Commons.

This year will be the hottest ever as the live music features formerly elusive, “Rodriguez,” who shot to stardom in the Oscar-winning documentary, ‘Searching for Sugar Man.’

All the fun happens Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd at this celebration of the region’s wineries and the spectacular culture of Northwest Michigan.

More than 4,000 people attended last year, but if that wasn’t enough, this year an exciting new addition is the exclusive Friday evening “Winemakers Party.” We’re talking total VIP treatment here, where attendees get to try some of the area’s best wines while chatting with the wine makers who created them. 

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Glen Arbor BBQ & Brew Festival with BARC

What: A gathering of Michigan microbreweries, regional restaurants and live entertainment under a gigantic tent in America’s Most Beautiful Place! This is a family-friendly event located just a short walk from Lake Michigan and your favorite Glen Arbor shops and restaurants.

When: Saturday, June 15th, 2-8pm. cropped-bbq-header-3

Where: Corner of M-22 and Lake Street in the center of downtown Glen Arbor, Michigan.
Who: Live music from Erratixz, over 20 samples of beer from 9 Michigan breweries & local BBQ from Blu, Art’s Tavern, Cherry Republic and Western Avenue Grill! We’ll also have non-alcoholic beverages from Cherry Republic, Great Lakes Tea & Spice, Northwoods Soda and Bay Lavender. Click here for more vendor info.

How Much: Admission is $15 per person, which includes 4 tickets. Extra tickets will be $1 each this year and are redeemable for both beverages and food. Beer samples are 2 tickets each, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Food sample ticket “costs” will vary depending on vendor and menu item.
Why: This is the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s biggest fundraising event of the year. So while you enjoy the finest in Michigan Brews and BBQ, know that all money raised stays in the community and goes towards the following:

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Leland Wine & Food Festival, June 8, 2013, All Day Event

Kick off the summer with Michigan’s 28th Annual Leland Food & Wine Festival this Saturday at the Leland Harbor, June 8th. Leland Wine & Food Festival

Rain or shine, come out and enjoy a day near the Leland Harbor and Leland’s historic Fishtown, tasting wines from local wineries and specialties from local restaurants and vendors.

There’s also live music from Live Wire with Ron Gertz and Elizabeth Sexton Rivers, in the park all day and plenty of beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands.

The band stage will be on deck overlooking the festival (on top of the brand new bathrooms, in Fishtown).

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TC Scoop Festival 2013 @ F&M Park, June 15th, 11-3pm

NM3 Live invites you to the first-ever TC Scoop Festival at F&M Park, Saturday, June 15th from 11-3pm. ice-cream-1-2

Tickets can be purchased at the event: $5 for 4 tickets, $20 Family Price for 16 tickets and children 6-years-old and under are Free (you will still receive 2 tickets). All additional tickets can be purchased for $1.

Vendors include: Moomers Ice Cream, Blue Bunny Ice Cream Novelties, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies, Culver’s Prairie Farms, Jimmy John’s, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. and Sam’s Club-Aunt Millie’s.

Expect soft serve ice cream, custards and a variety of gelato and the ability to do a good deed! This event serves a dual purpose, in that it will be raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and creating a party in your belly – smiles all around!

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