An Invitation from Methow Recycles

Methow Recycles, a long-standing partner of the MVSD, would like to invite you to celebrate Earth Day!

To celebrate our collective efforts and engage in opportunities county-wide, we invite you to join us at our upcoming Earth Day Celebration on April 22nd at the John Doran Ranch in Twisp from 1 – 6 p.m.

People outside doing various activities to celebrate Earth Day.This festival brings together organizations and agencies from across the county where we can learn more about topics ranging from vermiculture and community-scale composting, fire mitigation, stream bank restoration, land management, and sustainable agriculture, all at a fun outdoor venue with live music, kids crafts, food, and more!

Who is Methow Recycles?

Methow Recycles has been leading the charge in conserving our resources through recycling for over 20 years but we do so much more beyond the recycling warehouse. For six years, students in our spring after school club Green Team have reused materials to make fun crafts, helped the school prevent waste through activities and projects, and learned hands-on repair skills that empower them to fix something before simply throwing it away.

Our partnership with the Methow Valley School District allows us to use the ILC building on the TwispWorks campus as a home for our summer camp. At Camp ReMake, students explore reuse, repair, and recycling through the lens of art and ecology. Days are spent exploring materials that we use every day—plastic, aluminum, paper. Through hands-on activities like art projects, costume making, misfit toy repair, river bank clean-ups, and building cardboard forts students learn all about these materials, where they come from, and why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle them.

This kind of hands-on learning is invaluable. Students are able to connect the dots from the recycling center, to their classroom, to their community, to the wider world. We feel incredibly privileged that our organization has had the support of the community over the past two decades. It allows us to offer many meaningful opportunities to engage in creating a healthy planet right here in the Methow Valley.

We hope you’ll join us!