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 things they need and can make good use of, for free. Win win!

To combat "Covid" holiday season blues, we set up a special holiday program the "Gift Shoppe," where people who might not be able to afford gifts, can find something they might like to give to friends or family. A number of group members have donated nearly new or new items for the Gift Shoppe.

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 testWe 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 they wait, they will be making things worse for anyone with the virus, or the flu, or a cold, or asthma, or coronary disease. There are enough challenges to our public health, that we don't need any additional stress on America's lungs and hearts. Please remember: When your car is in "P", #TURNitOFF!

 

 

Americans waste 3.8 MILLION gallons of fuel EVERY day, by idling! That’s a lot of wasted fuel. At $2.62 a gallon for gas on April 6, 2018, that’s $9,950,000 dollars being burned up for nothing. Every. Single. Day.

Idling also contributes to local air pollution, respiratory disease, and global climate change. All we need to do as a society, to stop this waste and damage, is to turn our cars off whenever they are not in motion.

Idling vehicles waste 3.8 million gallons of fuel a day

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

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 own reusable shopping bags. Click on the image to open a new window with the video.

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

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 other charities in other counties and states take the same action.

In this video, which was a news story produced by Spectrum News CNY, Mainstream Green's President, Dana Johnston, talks about how reusable bags are an investment in our children's children's futures. Click on the image to open a new window with the video.

MLK Day: Assisting #EnvironmentalJustice with Reusable Bags

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 Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc.

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

#EnvironmentalJustice   #DoTHISwhereYOUlive

 

 

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

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.

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

 

Mainstream Green in the News: Ways to be Environmentally Friendly over the 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 in aggregate will go a long way in saving our environment," says Steve Williams. "Like everybody's vote counts? Everybody's efforts count."

In this video news story which appeared on Spectrum News, Mainstream Green's Steven Williams and  Dana Johnston  talk about a variety of ways people can help the planet when they celebrate the holidays.. Click on the image to open a new window with the video.