March 5th, 2013 @ 3:10 pm by Camille Kirk
Have you ever wondered what people throw away at UC Davis? Or, how much is being thrown away? We have, too, and we need your help to find out.
The UC Davis Waste Reduction and Recycling Program is embarking on a waste characterization study to determine what is currently hauled from campus to the landfill. This study involves going through UC Davis waste and sorting the materials into categories (recycling, compost and landfill). The study will show the amount and type of material our campus community is throwing away as trash that could have been recycled or composted, and will help UC Davis determine actions to move towards becoming a zero-waste campus.
We are offering a reward for those who are interested in volunteering with us! We want to thank our volunteers for helping us move closer to a zero-waste campus. For every 3 hours of volunteer time, you will receive a $15 Visa gift card (up to a maximum of $75.00). If you, or anyone you know, is interested in joining us on a Friday from March 8 until April 19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org AND sign up for volunteer shifts on this linked Volunteer Shifts document. Please also sign up for a mandatory training seminar on this linked Training Seminar document. Let us know if you have a conflict with the training seminar times and we’ll work with you to find a time for the training.
If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com or call (530)752-7456.
Come help UC Davis tackle our trash! We hope to see you on a Friday soon!
Waste Reduction and Recycling Program
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability