October 2019 Newsletter

Community Updates

Thorpe Park Meet & Greet

Join us tomorrow, 10/2 at Thorpe Park at 5:00 for a meet & greet with Emily, our new Materials Management Coordinator. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Emily and informally discuss any future projects or volunteer opportunities you are hoping to see!

Festival of Science

Flagstaff’s Festival of Science was a huge success for sustainability outreach! In addition to the tables at Science in the Park and Picture Canyon Hike, Master Recycler, April Smith, led an awesome Worm Composting workshop at the Downtown Library! She led about a dozen children and parents through the process of building a worm bin and offered some tips for troubleshooting common problems like fruit flies and freezing Flagstaff temperatures. We raffled a worm bin to one lucky attendee. Gabby was our lucky winner and she plans to work together with her friends to make her worm bin successful.


Check out the most recent Master Recycler Blog Post! I wrote about my first week as Materials Management Coordinator and how it has inspired me as I transition into this new position. Moving forward, my goal is to highlight stories of Master Recyclers and community members who are making an impact in the community’s recycling efforts. Additionally, I will share skill-building tips that will make your outreach and education efforts more effective! Feel free to email me with topics you would like to see me cover. My email is: Emily.shaffer@flagstaffaz.gov.

Don’t forget to report your hours!!

Upcoming Events


Volunteer Appreciations

Congratulations to Valarie Bryant who successfully completed her 30 hours of volunteering during September! Since April, Valarie has been actively volunteering in a variety of activities across our community. Thank you, Valarie for your help at NAU events, the Fix It Clinic, and your commitment to the white paper drop off events at the MRF!


Learning Opportunities

Did you attend the climate strike? It was inspiring to see so many children rise up and make their voices heard. Follow the growing movement on the following websites:

During our worm composting workshop, April suggested the wealth of resources on Youtube. If you missed the workshop, here’s a great video to get you started!