Bennington County Grabs the Top Spot!

A total of 5800 pounds were collected through recent prescription drug take-back efforts in Vermont. Bennington County collected the 2nd highest total weight and averaged the highest weight per person of all Vermont counties.

— Top 5 in Total Weight —
1. Chittenden – 2015 Take Back1855.5 lbs
2. Bennington – 683 lbs
3. Washington – 656.5 lbs
4. Windham – 444.4 lbs
5. Rutland – 329.8 lbs
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— Top 5 in Per Person Weight —
1. Bennington – 0.30 oz/person
2. Grand Isle – 0.21 oz/person
3. Chittenden – 0.19 oz/person
4. Lamoille 0.18 oz/person
5. Orleans – 0.18 oz/person
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(Note: Prescription drug take-back includes collection of any drug and drug paraphernalia, not only prescription drugs)

 

Beautify Bennington greatness!

Beautify Bennington was a great success!

Thank you to all 113 volunteers who gave their time to beautify Bennington at yesterday’s event! These volunteers were community members, area high school, middle school, and elementary students representing different extracurricular groups, and Bennington College, Bennington ACTS students!! It was a wonderful day! 🙂

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Thank you to the partners & sponsors of “Beautify Bennington” yesterday’s event was a great success!!! Better Bennington Corporation, the Town of Bennington, Bennington College – Bennington ACTS, Alliance for Community Transformations, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Rep. Brian Campion, Evan’s News, South St. cafe, Bennington Bookshop, Knapps Pets & Hobbies, Ramuntos, Stewarts!

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Youth Making a Difference in Bennington and BEYOND!

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Come help clean up our community on Global Youth Service Day – April 27th!!!

Beautify Bennington is special community project coordinated by the ACT Youth Ambassadors, Better Bennington Corporation and local AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers!

Low-Cost Composters Available through BCRC!

composterKick start your gardening projects with this amazing composter which is available through the Bennington County Regional Commision (BCRC)!

The BCRC will be selling Soil Saver Composters for $47. These retail for $95 and provide an easy way to convert common yard and food waste into an effective fertilizer that you can use in your garden, flowerbeds or to fertilize trees.

Limited quantities available and this offer is only open to residents of certain Vermont communities.

See http://bcrcvt.org/documents/BCRC2013CompostBinSale.pdf for more information

Composting – How does it work?

Not only is it good for the earth…but it makes your gardens oh, so pretty. Can you tell we are ready for spring over here?

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It is easy to get started…be on the lookout for more great info about gardens and healthy foods!