E.C.O. Eureka is a new branch of The City of Eureka’s environmental program that just went live online with their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ecoeureka/) where you can follow them and watch them grow.
Their mission statement is “E.C.O. Eureka seeks to become a hub of environmental and conservation resources that enhances the quality of life for the people of Eureka while acting as a driving force for environmental stewardship within our community.”
A website will be launched in the near future which will provide a wealth of information from waste and recycling information to events about workshops and volunteer opportunities. They hope via their programming and outreach that they will inspire people to be stewards of their local environment and choose actions which will lessen their carbon footprint.
Their logo includes a bike chain banana slug which is symbolic of reuse of waste and recycling. Real banana slugs recycle plant material on the forest floor into nutrients. Their bike chain banana slug is a reuse art piece made out of bike chains diverted from Eureka’s waste stream. With the help of Recology, they have created these reuse art pieces which can be sold to promote their environmental program. (Right now they are out of them. Recology will help them make more in July) Here is a link to their video about how they are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4InPDi5a-mQ