The South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) recently announced the selection of its first annual “Green Lifestyle Contest” winners. Three winners were selected for their efforts of consistently bringing environmental values to their daily lives. The winners are Emily Johnston and Matt Smith of Menlo Park, Jason Bade of Foster City, and Kim Hartman of San Carlos.
Matt and Emily received a $100 gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant that participates in the business composting program, as well as a feature in the SBWMA’s quarterly newsletter, the “rethinker.”
Emily Johnston and Matt Smith produce only one small bag of garbage each week. They also use a worm composting bin, reusable shopping bags, recycle their water, shop locally and hang clothes to dry, among other actions, to reduce their impact on the environment.
The “Green Lifestyle Contest” was announced in the summer issue of the “rethinker” as a way to highlight and promote what residents in the area are doing to reduce, reuse, and recycle their waste, and other actions that reduce their own carbon footprint. The contest was open to all residents in the SBWMA service area in San Mateo County.
For more information on the SBWMA, please visit our website at www.RethinkWaste.org.