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Community Education

Engaging and Energizing our Community

Spreading Green Knowledge

In addition to providing comprehensive recycling services, eco-friendly products and zero-waste event support, Bay Area Recycling for Charities is also a leader in local green education. We work hard to spread knowledge about recycling, composting, and other green principles and practices throughout the communities we serve.

Speaking Engagements

Looking for a dynamic and topical–and free–speaker at your next event or gathering? We’d love to come and share BARC’s collective decades of hard-earned green knowledge with your participants or members. Please reach out to us at info@mybarc.com to schedule a speaking event today!

Education Committee

To further our goal of spreading green knowledge throughout the communities we serve, BARC has created an all-volunteer Education Committee. To learn more or to join, please email jordan@mybarc.org

Resource Library

We’re working hard to put together a free digital resource library of green knowledge. How does this recycling process work? Where can I recycle that? BARC’s Resource Library will eventually answer these questions and many more. It will be a great one-stop tool for everyone from die-hard environmental advocates to budding recyclers. Stay tuned for more details!

Featured Articles

Year In Review: 2021

Looking Back On 2021 Looking back on this year, BARC has been working hard to make sure recyclable materials are kept out of landfills. BARC is a great resource for home and business recycling. We also offer other recycling services, from electronics to mattress and refrigerator/freezer recycling, to more out-of-the-box services like deconstruction, composting, and […] Read Full Article ⟩

Repurpose for the Holidays

Tis the season! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the BARC family! This season at a glance is already shaping up to be very different versus years past. Today we are going to put a spotlight on the importance of repurpose shopping for the holidays. Christmas and Holiday shopping is […] Read Full Article ⟩

Season of Thanks!

Thank you to our Amazing Crew The season of giving is upon us and the BARC team would like to thank our amazing team members for their hard work and dedication to this team and for making the community greener! There is so much to be grateful for, not just this season but throughout the […] Read Full Article ⟩

What’s Poppin’ in the Commons

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Fall Events, Cold Beer, & BARC!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Shop Back-to-School at the Kaleva Resale Store

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Reduce Waste & Leave No Trace

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Pedalin’ Into Summer!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

April Compost Brings May Flowers!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Why to Switch to a Green Roof

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩