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Planting Green Ideas: Sustainable Eating

May 2, 2024 // Events, Good to Know

Sustainable Eating Tips We all know that food is fuel, but it is also one of the easiest ways to minimize your environmental impact. As it warms up here in Northern Michigan, it’s the perfect time to embrace sustainable eating by visiting local farmers’ markets, shopping for in-season produce, and eating from your garden. In […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in Northern Michigan

April 3, 2024 // Events, Fun Facts, Great Ideas, Kaleva

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Northern Michigan At BARC, Earth Day is every day! While our commitment to preserving the environment runs all year, we feel a unique joy and global camaraderie every April. Our individual and collective efforts are magnified at this time, reminding us of the power we hold when we come […]

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Sustainable Spring Cleaning Tips for 2024

March 6, 2024 // BARC Services

Sustainable Spring Cleaning After enduring the cold, long months of Michigan winter, March marks the start of spring, the season of new beginnings! While we might still have a few chilly days up in Northern Michigan, it’s the perfect time to start planning for warmer weather with our tips on spring cleaning for 2024. BARC […]

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BARC’s Zero Waste Event Guide

February 7, 2024 // BARC Services, Events

How To Make Your Event More Sustainable: Zero Waste Event Guide At BARC, we love to get involved in the community by helping other Michigan businesses and nonprofit organizations make their events memorable and eco-conscious! One of our key services is to create zero-waste events all over Michigan equipped with a line of compostable serviceware […]

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Shop Back-to-School at the Kaleva Resale Store

August 2, 2021 // Good to Know, Great Ideas, Kaleva

BIG BARC Announcement Hi BARC friends! While summer is closing in and the kiddos are getting ready to back-to-school shop, it is the perfect time to announce that our Kaleva Resale Shop is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! BARC has been working on setting up a resale shop for months, and it’s finally here and up and […]

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Reduce Waste & Leave No Trace

July 7, 2021 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

BARC’s Monthly Goals This month we are focusing on “Leaving No Trace”. With summer activities planned and adventuring outdoors in the beautiful weather, BARC wants to equipped our readers to be conscientious of our surroundings and treat the Earth well. We have lots of resources available to allow all of us to make a change […]

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Pedalin’ Into Summer!

June 7, 2021 // Events, Good to Know, Great Ideas

June is Bike Month! Hi BARC friends, this month we are focusing on BIKING, helping the environment, connecting with our community, and everything in between! We have a few featured bike shops and nonprofits we want to share with you, and how they are impacting our communities with their services and events! Biking to Save […]

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April Compost Brings May Flowers!

May 10, 2021 // BARC Services, Good to Know

Springtime Composting Happy May BARC friends! We are focusing on composting this month! We wanted to feature some amazing local businesses around Northern Michigan and talk about our compostable serviceware and composting services. It’s time to make a change and start composting! How do I start a compost pile? BARC wants to help you make […]

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Why to Switch to a Green Roof

April 9, 2021 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

Happy Earth month BARC friends! With Earth Day approaching, we wanted to highlight an incredible local company, Inhabitect, and the work they do with green roofs. Let’s dive into benefits of these eco-friendly roofs and find out what BARC is up to in the future with Inhabitect. What are some benefits of green roofs? They […]

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Stay in the Know! Upcoming Spring Recycling & Waste Events

March 10, 2021 // Events, Good to Know

It’s Almost Springtime! Hi BARC family! As we head into spring, we have some updates and upcoming event reminders for you. As businesses begin to open back up and life resumes a little closer to what we are used to, we want to encourage you to take steps to make a difference this year. If […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2021 Resolutions for Recycling

January 1, 2021 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

Happy New Year BARC friends! We hope you had a wonderful 2020, or at least made the most out of this year. Thank you for your endless support and for staying tuned in to our blog and social media! 2021 is going to be a better year for us all! With a new year starting, […]

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

December 4, 2020 // Fun Facts, Good to Know, Great Ideas

Season’s Greetings! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our BARC family! We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this holiday season. Even though we may be traveling less and limiting our gatherings, our Christmas’s can still be the most wonderful time of the year.  American household waste increases by about 25% between Thanksgiving […]

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