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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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2023 Wrapped: BARC’s Greatest Hits

January 16, 2024 // BARC Services, Events, Fun Facts

2023 Wrapped with BARC: A Year In Review For 16 years, BARC has continued to inspire an environmentally conscious culture in Northern Michigan and beyond. Through educating others on the long-term value of recycling and helping them make sustainable choices with simple and accessible services, we strive to make the world a greener place. In […]

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BARC’s Holiday Season Sustainability Guide

December 5, 2023 // Fun Facts, Good to Know, Great Ideas

BARC’s Holiday Sustainability Guide December is an incredible time of year, with all the magic in the air and holiday cheer. It can be easy to get caught up in the fun of it all and forget about the holiday season’s negative impact on our environment. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, more than one million […]

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Responsibly Upgrade with BARC this Holiday Season

November 3, 2023 // BARC Services, Good to Know

Responsibly Upgrade with BARC this Holiday Season As the 2023 holiday season approaches, with Black Friday deals and the anticipation of holiday gifts, it’s a perfect time to consider your recycling strategy for the year. Often, in the excitement of acquiring new electronic devices, people tend to overlook what to do with their old gadgets […]

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Celebrate Make a Difference Day With BARC

October 2, 2023 // Fun Facts

What is Make A Difference Day? National Make a Difference Day is an annual celebration focused on giving back to the community that is celebrated on the fourth Saturday in October. It is one of the country’s largest national days of community services, an opportunity to show support to local non-profit organizations, volunteer at community […]

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BARC FAQ: Questions About Recycling

September 6, 2023 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

Frequently Asked Questions About Recycling Becoming a recycling pro is a process, especially since there are many ways to recycle things you no longer need or want. Luckily, we’ve answered many of the same questions over the years and have decided to make a handy guide for all our recycling enthusiasts. Whether you’ve recycled your […]

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Plan A Sustainable School Year with BARC

August 2, 2023 // Great Ideas

Soak Up Summer: Get A Head Start On Back To School August is the perfect time to soak up the last days of summer vacation, but it’s also a great time to start planning the school year. Make this school year the best yet by preparing early and making strides toward an eco-friendly routine. Whether […]

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Have A Plastic-Free July: Eco-Friendly Tips With BARC

July 1, 2023 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

Become a Part of the Plastic Pollution Solution Plastic has become a huge part of everyday life, and if you look around, chances are you can spot at least one item made of plastic in your immediate surroundings. In fact, 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been produced since plastic was introduced in the 1950s. […]

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Have an Eventful Summer with BARC Zero Waste Events

June 1, 2023 // Events

Zero Waste Events Happening This June We are kicking off summer right by throwing some incredible zero-waste events all over Northern Michigan this June. Here at BARC, we love to celebrate. Whether it’s helping a small business throw an anniversary celebration or a couple tie the knot sustainably, we love supporting other eco-conscious Michiganders trying […]

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