New Meetup: Earth Day Volunteers Needed!!

From: Laura
Sent on: Friday, March 20, 2009 6:49 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for San Diegans Who Care about the Environment!

What: Earth Day Volunteers Needed!!

When: April 19,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Zero Waste San Diego's mission is to create, promote and implement programs that maximize management and conservation of resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, and persuade citizens, businesses, and governments in the San Diego County region to adopt a zero waste philosophy.

This will be the second year for the San Diego Earth Fair to set a goal to become a Zero Waste Event. We would like you to be a part of it! Recycling has been available since the beginning of Earth Day and recently collection of organic materials for composting has been added. In the past, the organics bins were only placed in the food court area, but this year we will have the organics bins placed throughout the park. There remains some mixed material in the trash, comprised of both non-recyclable and recyclable materials, but most of this material could be recycled.

Our members and volunteers have a very important responsibility. To get to zero waste we need to make sure that the attendees use the appropriate bin. Our volunteers will be the guide. We will use this opportunity to teach attendees how zero waste can eliminate the need for landfills and concepts such as ?waste,? educate attendees about the need for manufacturer redesign and responsibility, greenhouse gas emission reductions by recycling, and monetary value of resource management versus landfill reliance. We ask your assistance to make this worthy goal a reality this Earth Day.

We need the total of 130 volunteers to create a successful event.

We ask that each volunteer commit a minimum of 4 hours. The first shift will take place from 10:00am to 2:00pm and the second shift will be from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. If you would like to volunteer for the whole day, we do have lead volunteers spots open.

To register please email Zero Waste San Diego at [address removed].

Learn more here:
http://environment.meetup.com/301/calendar/10000146/

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