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Earthbound Environmental to Receive a Sustainable Award from City of Eau Claire

Posted by Christina on April 20th, 2016

Earthbound Environmental Solutions, LLC and the Eau Claire area Economic Development are pleased to announce that Earthbound Environmental Solutions, LLC has been selected to receive a Sustainable Eau Claire Award from the City of Eau Claire. In 2014, Earthbound Environmental Solutions, LLC was a top five finalist for the Eau Claire Area EDC’s Idea Challenge.

During the Idea Challenge competition the Earthbound team presented their idea of bringing organics recycling to the Chippewa Valley. After four years of program development and participating in the Idea Challenge, Earthbound launched their first of its kind curbside services, initially focusing on supporting area residents by offering curbside organics and yard waste collection as well as traditional materials such as garbage and recycling.

In the Fall of 2015 Earthbound launched its commercial collection services providing organics recycling to the local restaurant industry, as well as other local businesses and faith-based organizations in Eau Claire.

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Jamie Pappas co-owner of Earthbound Environmental Solutions remarked

“as a woman entrepreneur, I knew when designing a program like Earthbound that it needed to be so much more than just a business providing services. For this reason I knew it was important early on to engage strategic stakeholders such as the Eau Claire area EDC to assist us in the development of a program who’s reach could affect many areas of our daily lives including affecting the way we think of materials often referred to as waste.”

Since finishing as a top five finalist in the Idea Challenge Earthbound continues to deliver on their mission to develop opportunities to creatively shape the lives and enrich the communities and environments with thrive in. In addition to environmental stewardship the Earthbound team is passionate in their pursuit to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Zacharious Pappas, co-owner of Earthbound shared that

“both Jamie and I believe that an inherent responsibility of the private sector is to create not just jobs, but also meaningful employment opportunities for all community members. We have been pleased with our initial successes in our Everyone program, which provides job training and meaningful employment opportunities for all community members including folks with disabilities. We are excited to continue to expand this program throughout 2016.”

The team at Earthbound is pleased to be recognized through awards such as the City of Eau Claire’s Sustainable Eau Claire award and the Idea Challenge as they work to improve the Chippewa Valley community by offering dynamic and innovative services.

More About Earthbound Environmental Solutions, LLC.

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Earthbound specializes in organics recycling, however the company does offer a full menu of affordable commercial and residential services including collection of garbage and recycling, brush removal services, and much more. Earthbound also owns and operates a compost facility where organic material is processed into renewable products such as mulch and compost.

For more information about Earthbound – please contact them at 715-952-5608 or info@earthboundenviro.com

To sign up, or learn more about their services, visit them online at earthboundenviro.com

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