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You can recycle WHAT?


Start looking out for the fun new design work of Chelsea Bay Dennis at the recycling stations in Building 50, 61, and the 630 Lofts.  Chelsea’s company, THE CHANGE Creation, Inc. donated this beautiful design work to BARC to increase awareness about what we can recycle these days.    We are getting 40 of these laminated and pinned up in the next week.  Thank you Chelsea and THE CHANGE.

You’re just a click away for more information on the Commons at Buidling 50 or THE CHANGE Creation, Inc.

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Recycle Ranger

PR-recycle-ranger-4Andy Gale’s motto is ‘waste not, give a lot’

By Anne Stanton

A skeptical friend of mine strongly suggested that I follow the area recycling trucks back to their plants to see if the bottles, paper and cans were really recycled—or if the trash companies just threw the stuff in the landfill — ha, ha, and the joke’s on all of us.

She wasn’t going to recycle, she said, until I did an in-depth investigation.

Andy Gale, the owner of Bay Area Recycling for Charities, said that he absolutely guarantees that all the stuff he gets is recycled. And people can actually save money by doing the right thing (meaning I’m off the hook).

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NMEAC – Bioneers Present Awards

Traverse City Record-Eagle – April 16, 2010

NMEAC, Bioneers present awards NMEAC Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council Logo

BY LINDSAY VANHULLE TRAVERSE CITY — Andy Gale started collecting recyclable materials two years ago as a way to keep waste out of landfills and raise money for local agencies.

His Leelanau County-based nonprofit, Bay Area Recycling for Charities, since has expanded across the five-county region and soon will enter Manistee County with the acquisition of a recycling plant. Proceeds are donated to various charities.

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Zero Waste Events

MicroBrew-Music-Festival-800x430As you may already know, Sam Porter with Porterhouse Productions has been generous to BARC for a long time. At first by letting BARC make all of his events “Zero Waste Events” with BARC doing all of the recycling and composting for his shows. This year he is allowing BARC to carry the liquor license for his 2012 Craft Beer celebration as a fund raiser for BARC! This will help support our future efforts with recycling, composting, and waste to energy ideas!!!

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The Sleeping Bear – official movie trailer


The Cameron White movie, The Sleeping Bear is having its debut here in Traverse City on Thursday December 29, 2011.

The movie (Opera House) and party are only $30 if you sign up early. Check out the movie trailer attached. The party is a joint fund raiser for BARC and to support the completion of this movie.

If you don’t know it already, Cameron White is a young local director and film maker….You can say you saw his first movie in TC when he is all rich and famous!!! Cameron gave BARC a sneak peak of this movie and I must say it’s really good. Great story, great cinematography. There’s lots of scenery that you will recognize from the Northern Michigan area.

The Sleeping Bear – official movie trailer from Richard Cameron White on Vimeo.

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