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Green Committee

Announcements/News | Committee Purpose & Membership | What We’re Currently Working On | Committee Contact Information | Frequently Asked Questions | Green Resources

Announcements/News

 

Grand Lakes Recycle Drive

 

Hosted by the Grand Lakes Green Committee

 

April 22, 2017, noon-4pm

 

 The Grand Lakes Green Committee is hosting our first ever recycle drive (staffed by your friends and neighbors!).

Date/Time: April 22, 2017 (same day as Grand Lakes garage sales), noon - 4pm

 

Location: Alexander Elementary Parking Lot - the inlet by the dumpsters

 

Eligibility: Open to GL residents only - proof of residence required (please bring a drivers’ license with your GL address, a GL MUD bill, or other proof of residence)

 

Logistics: Drive up, pop your trunk, and let us unload your stuff (RAE car rider style) OR park and bring your recyclables to us (we’ll have kids’ wagons on hand to help with the haul)

 

Accepted Materials: For a complete list of accepted materials, please see the following link. CompuCycle will be onsite to accept various electronics items, select types of batteries, and new and used toner and ink cartridges.   In addition, we will accept worn out clothing/rags and shoes, old binders, Brita & PUR Water Filter waste, wine corks, and Styrofoam packing peanuts.

 

 

 

Volunteer Litter Pickup hosted by the Grand Lakes Green Committee

 

 April 8, 2017 8:45am-11am

 

 The Green Committee will host our first ever litter pickup service project on April 8th from 8:45am-11am in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off.

 

Within Grand Lakes litter is concentrated along the main roads and around retail centers.   Very little litter has been observed in the GL green spaces or along the bayou.  The project will pick up litter along Peek and Fry (in the medians, along the curb and litter caught in landscaping) as far as GL extends and INSIDE the fenced GL landscaped and wooded areas along 99.

 

Thank you to the girl and boy scouts and residents who have volunteered for this initiative!  Please keep an eye out for us that morning and drive carefully.

 

If you are interested in participating in our litter pickup, please see the following sign up genius link for volunteer opportunities www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4AAEAA23A7F49-glgreen.

 

 

Grand Lakes Green Committee Survey Results

 Thank you to the households who completed the recent Green Committee survey!  The survey results are now posted at grandlakeslife.com -> Document Library -> Green Committee.  We look forward to utilizing the survey feedback to further guide us in deciding how to best serve the Grand Lakes Community.

 

Committee Purpose & Membership

The Green Committee’s purpose is to assist the Board in fostering a culture of environmental sustainability within the Grand Lakes neighborhood, common facilities, and/or common properties.  The Green Committee Charter can be found on the documents section of the website.

Formed in 2016, current membership can be found on the Board & Committee Members page.

 

What We’re Currently Working On

We are currently working on a review of the GL common area landscaping and lake management practices (use of fertilizers, pesticides, algaecides, etc.) to understand our neighborhood’s environmental footprint.  In addition, we are researching several potential green initiatives, many of which will be found on the resident survey we are putting together.  We look forward to utilizing the survey feedback to further guide us in deciding how best to serve the Grand Lakes community.

 

Committee Contact Information

Email us at grandlakesgreen@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a green question?  We hope to have an answer below but if we don’t, please feel free to email to Green Committee at the address above.

  • What are some of the green initiatives Grand Lakes has implemented?
  • Where can I find the Green Committee meeting agendas and minutes?
  • I have a green idea for Grand Lakes and/or some feedback for the committee, who do I contact?
  • When is curbside recycling picked up and what is accepted?

 

Q:

What are some of the green initiatives Grand Lakes has implemented?

A:

The below green initiatives have been implemented in Grand Lakes to date:

  • The GL common area sprinkler system has been upgraded from a conventional to a centrally managed system.  95% of the irrigation can be managed via laptop wirelessly, and weather stations help determine whether or not to water based on recent rainfall.
  • Lake Management does Christmas tree recycling.  Trees picked up on the announced recycle date are put in the GL lakes for fish habitat.
  • Curbside recycling is implemented via the GL MUD districts.
  • GL solar energy, rainwater harvesting, and shingle policies are in effect to guide homeowners who wish to implement these items.

Q:

Where can I find the Green Committee meeting agendas and minutes?

A:

Check the ‘Green Committee’ section of the document library on grandlakeslife.com

Q:

I have a green idea for Grand Lakes and/or some feedback for the committee, who do I contact?

A:

Please email us at grandlakesgreen@gmail.com.

Q:

When is curbside recycling picked up and what is accepted?

A:

Recycling day is Thursday for all three GL MUDs.  A list of items accepted in our curbside recycling can be found at the Best Trash website here: http://www.best-trash.com/guidelines-faqs/recycling/

 

Green Resources

  Recycling Resources

  Water Conservation Resources

  Helpful Resources on the Web

  Helpful Green Tips

  Green Events Around Town

 

 


 

Recycling Resources

Recycling day is Thursday for all three GL MUDs.  A list of items accepted in our curbside recycling can be found at the Best Trash website:

http://www.best-trash.com/guidelines-faqs/recycling/

The Fort Bend County Recycling Center is located at 1200 Blume Rd, Rosenberg, TX 77471.  Many items are accepted there, including Latex paints, electronics, and some hazardous wastes.  Some fees do apply.  A complete list can be found at:http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=649

Best Buy accepts a number of electronics, TV and video equipment, cell phones and radios, appliances, ink and toner, audio, rechargeable battery and home items.  See the complete list here at Best Buy's website.

CompuCycle is a R2 certified electronics recycling company that offers free residential drop off at various business locations, including the StoreIt at Seven Meadows (23110 FM 1093, Richmond TX 77406).  See the complete list of accepted items here at CompuCycle’s website.

Other Items Accepted Locally:

Item

Recycling Destination

Empty Ink Jet Printer Cartridges

Target – bins at front of store or Best Buy

CFL Bulbs

Home Depot

Packing peanuts

UPS Store - UPS store website

Worn Out Running Shoes

Nike (there is a store at Katy Mills Mall)

Worn Out Clothing / Rags - Any clothing or cloth not suitable for donation can be given as “rags” for textile recycling

- American Textile Recycling Bin (donation bins for gently used, unwanted clothing, shoes, toys, and household items - find a bin here)

- Goodwill (place clothing in a bag labeled rags so personnel do not have to sort/inspect for salability)

 

Binders

Office Depot or Office Max

(Note: our list is not comprehensive and we are always looking for additions.  Email us at grandlakesgreen@gmail.com if you have a suggestion!)

Mail in Programs:

TerraCycle (www.terracycle.com) accepts many common household trash items for recycling via a mail in program.  Shipping is free and requires only a free customer account to participate.  For a full list of accepted items visit http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades. Examples of accepted items include cosmetics packaging (such as lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, foundation packaging and bottles, eyeliner pencils, etc.), Energy Bar Wrappers, Drink Pouches, Writing Instruments (such as pens, pencils markers) and Instrument Strings.


Water Conservation Resources

All three GL MUDs participate in the WISE (Water Irrigation System Evaluation) Guys Program.  Using this program, you can have your sprinkler system evaluated for free.  Visit the MUD link below to sign up for an evaluation.

Water conservation tips can be found at the following link courtesy of Municipal District Services: http://www.municipaldistrictservices.com/water-conservation.html


Helpful Resources on the Web


 Helpful Green Tips

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 Green Events Around Town

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