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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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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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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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How to Celebrate Earth Day: 10 Ways to Give Back to the Planet

April 1, 2023 // Events, Fund Raiser, Good to Know, Great Ideas

How to Celebrate Earth Day with BARC BARC has been working toward diverting precious resources from landfills all over Michigan for the past 15 years, and we look forward to continuing our conservation efforts with the help of our wonderful supporters. Although we give back to the planet 365 days a year, it’s always fun […]

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Take Out Unsustainable Take-Out Containers with BARC

February 6, 2023 // BARC Services, Events

Going Out To Eat and the Environment Nothing beats going out to your favorite restaurant, ordering the best things on the menu, and leaving the heavy culinary lifting to the professionals. Here at BARC, we love to go out and support our community by eating at local restaurants in the area. It’s a great way […]

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How To Throw Zero Waste Events with BARC

September 6, 2022 // BARC Services, Events

Here at BARC, we love a good party. Getting together with friends and family to celebrate big or small life moments like getting married, cheering on your favorite football team, or observing a holiday is what makes life special. However, we like to party smart by ensuring our negative environmental impact is minimal. By throwing […]

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Celebrating Our Conservation Efforts with the BARC Expo & Fundraiser

Celebrating Our Conservation Efforts with the BARC Expo & Fundraiser

April 7, 2022 // BARC Services, Events, Fund Raiser

Every April, the entire world gathers to celebrate the one thing we all have in common: our planet! It’s a wonderful time to discuss environmental issues, support environmentally friendly businesses, and nonprofits focused on conservation. This April, BARC is celebrating our conservation efforts by hosting the BARC Expo & Fundraiser!

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What’s Poppin’ in the Commons

October 10, 2021 // Events, Good to Know

Happy October! Happy October BARC friends!¬†Fall activities are approaching in Northern Michigan! It’s time to explore pumpkin patches, enjoy fresh apple cider, find your way through corn mazes, and support your local businesses at farmer’s markets. One great place that hosts local events, and has tons of adorable shops and restaurants is The Village at […]

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Fall Events, Cold Beer, & BARC!

September 5, 2021 // Events, Good to Know

Mark Your Calendars! Fall is approaching and so are zero-waste events, beer festivals, concerts, weddings, and more! BARC is excited to be involved in a handful of events this fall, so we wanted to highlight some of our favorites! Recent Events Weddings in the Woods! Last month, BARC was honored to provide compost & recycling […]

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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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