Jackson, Wyoming: March 3, 2020 – Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling (ISWR) and the Riverwind Foundation are excited to announce a partnership to begin the next phase of a Teton County’s long-running program on the Road to Zero Waste. The RRR Business Leaders program is a sustainability training and recognition program for Teton County businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.
The ISWR – Riverwind Foundation partnership is building on its previous “Hotshots” initiative that resulted in successfully signing over 100 new RRR BL members in 2017, including businesses, restaurants and events. The new team of Hotshots will provide sustainability guidance and resources to businesses and organizations during and after 90-minute meetings using the RRR Business Leaders survey. Areas of sustainability assistance include planning and management, purchasing and waste management, energy efficiency, and more.
“The Riverwind Foundation is thrilled to deepen our partnership with Teton County ISWR and further contribute to our community’s efforts to reduce its negative environmental impacts, strengthen its community and cultural support, and increase our economic health and prosperity” says Tim O’Donoghue, Executive Director of the Riverwind Foundation and coordinator of the Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program. “ISWR is excited to expand the partnership with the Riverwind Foundation on the RRR Business Leaders program. ISWR recognizes that the RRR Business Leaders potential is significantly greater with our organizations working together” states Brenda Ashworth, Superintendent of ISWR.
About The Award-Winning Jackson Hole & Yellowstone Sustainable Destination Program
In collaboration with government agency, business, and nonprofit sustainability stakeholders and local schools, the Riverwind Foundation is coordinating a program to strengthen and unify the programs, policies, and practices for environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic vitality in Teton County, Wyoming. The Riverwind Foundation and Jackson Hole were selected by the World Travel & Tourism Council as a Destination Finalist in the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, National Geographic as a Destination Leadership Finalist in the 2017 World Legacy Awards, and by Green Destinations as a Top 100 Sustainable Destination in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
About The Road to Zero Waste
In 2014 both Teton County and the Town of Jackson passed resolutions to divert 60% of the county’s waste from the landfill by 2030. Currently, Teton County’s diversion rate hovers around 30%. Education and outreach on reducing, reusing, recycling and composting among residents, businesses, and community partners further the effectiveness of the County and Town’s initiative. Teton County ISWR will be implementing a commercial food waste composting program summer of 2020, which will divert untold tons of food waste from the landfill.
Contact Timothy O’Donoghue
Executive Director, Riverwind Foundation
(307) 690-3316 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Carrie Bell
Waste Diversion and Outreach Coordinator
307-732-5771 | email@example.com