Tyler Tawahongva has been recycling in the Tuba City and Hopi communities for over four years!
Tyler Tawahongva from the Hopi Tribe a member of the Coyote Clan has been recycling in the Tuba City and Hopi communities for a four years since coming back from Phoenix. He holds the stewardship of the land as a driving principal for his work. Upon emergence into the Fourth world according to Hopi legend instructions were given by Massau caretaker of the land to be stewards of the land as well. Tyler uses this as a driving principal for his work.
Cloud Nine Recycling
Cloud Nine Recycling continues to educate the local community on the importance of recycling by being a presence in the community as the local recycler of paper products and other items. Every person in America generates 4.3 pounds of trash. On the reservation there are 173,000 people on the Navajo reservation if each person waste 4.3 lbs of waste then 372 tons of waste is accumulated on the reservation alone. Paper waste is 35 percent of the total waste that goes into landfills. 37 percent of the 372 tons of waste on the reservation equals 130 tons of paper waste. The Cloud Nine recycling logo depicts a Hopi cloud which is his Hopi name given at birth with the rain falling underneath.