New Mainstream Green initiative – Syracuse CNY Freecycle Facebook Group

Mainstream Green launched an initiative in 2020 by setting up and are managing a new Facebook group, Syracuse CNY Freecycle. With more than 500 members now, people are able to keep useful items they no longer need out of the waste stream while at the same time offering other people…

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Covid19 Crisis: Don’t Idle Your Engine When Waiting In Line for Virus Test

Don't idle your engine when in line waiting for COVID test

We are seeing long lines of cars is in New York, California, Washington DC and other places where COVID-19 testing is taking place. People are understandably concerned about whether or not they have this disease, so they may not realize that if they keep their car engines on continuously as…

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Mainstream Green in the News: Reusable Shopping Bags You Don’t Have to Buy

Mainstream Green president Dana Johnston talks about making reusable shopping bags

Many people have expressed concern about the impact that plastic shopping bag bans would have on  low income people. In this video, a news story which appeared on Spectrum News in CNY, Mainstream Green’s President, Dana Johnston, talks about how people can use what they already have, to make their…

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Mainstream Green in the News: Provided Thousands of Reusable Shopping Bags to Food Pantries

Patrons of Syracuse's Plymouth Church Food Pantry received donations of reusable shopping bags from Mainstream Green

Many people have expressed concern about the impact that plastic shopping bag bans would have on  low income people. Mainstream Green has addressed this issue in a number of ways, including donating thousands of reusable bags to food pantries throughout Onondaga County NY, and using social media to suggest that…

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MLK Day: Lifting #EnvironmentalJustice with Reusable Bags

Mainstream Green donates reusable shopping bags on Martin Luther King Day of Service, Syracuse NY

MainstreamGreen has eliminated the waste of 364,000 single use plastic shopping bags this year alone by donating thousands of reusable shopping bags to food pantries in Onondaga County, NY.  Here Mainstream Green’s president, Dana Johnston, delivers 200 bags for distribution at the Martin Luther King day of service celebration at…

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Mainstream Green in the News: Onondaga County Food Pantries Receive Reusable Shopping Bags from Mainstream Green

Mainstream Green Board Member Steven Williams with reusable bags for food pantry in Cicero, NY

We were so pleased and thankful to Eagle Newspapers for running this article about Mainstream Green’s reusable shopping bag giveaway for Onondaga County Food Pantry patrons.  

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Mainstream Green in the News: Ways to be Environmentally Friendly over the Holidays

Mainstream Green Board Member Steven Williams talks about environmentally friendly holidays

The holidays can be brighter for our planet if people make greener choices in gifts, wrapping, eating and drinking while enjoying their traditions! Having less waste, of energy, food, or materials, can have a beneficial impact. “Our organization’s goal is to encourage people to make very easy lifestyle changes that…

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NY Gov. Cuomo proposes ban on single use styrofoam

Disposable polystyrene plastic food containers are widespread pollutants

  New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proposed a new law the prohibiting distribution and use of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, single-use food containers. The proposal also bans the sale of expanded polystyrene packaging materials known as packing peanuts. Additionally, the bill would authorize the State Department…

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