April - 2018

Do you B.Y.O.?

We are about to kick off an outreach campaign promoting B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own Behavior) behavior. There will be multiple tabling opportunities all over town to promote the use of reusable water bottles, mugs, and shopping bags. 

Check out out the new blog to find out more about the campaign. See the volunteer calendar to find the many new volunteer opportunities.  

The recycling landscape is changing

Many of you may have heard about China's recent policy banning the import of certain types of recyclables. The policy has disrupted international recycling markets and challenged local recycling programs throughout the U.S.

Find out what how these recent events are impacting Flagstaff and what opportunities they present.

Make sure to report your hours

Even if you've completed your 30-hour commitment, we'd appreciate you continuing to report your hours so that we can measure the progress of the program and improve your experience.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

With the new B.Y.O. campaign and events like Earth Day and Drop-off Day coming up, there are many opportunities to volunteer in April. To learn more about an opportunity, just click on an individual event on the calendar. We'll continue to add new opportunities in April and May, so be sure to check back every now and then.

As always, feel free to create your own opportunities and let us know if we can help you by providing outreach materials, helping create presentations, or in any other way.

Not sure how many hours you've completed?

We've compiled all volunteer activity into a Google spreadsheet, which summarizes the various activities each Master Recycler has completed. If you scroll to the bottom, you can find the total number of hours you have completed. We'll be updating the spreadsheet at the end of each month. You can access the spreadsheet here.

Future learning opportunities

Points of Intervention 2018 National Tour: 

Thursday, April 12, 6 - 8 pm at NAU Dubois Ballroom (Free event)

Every item bought or sold has an ecological footprint. Can we design a way to reduce that impact? POI is showcasing individuals and organizations who are challenging the footprint of our current model of manufacturing and consumption. Each panelist is working to decrease the impact at one of the steps in manufacturing: from the point of extraction all the way to the site of disposal. They are coming to NAU to inspire individuals to think creatively about a more sustainable and efficient planet. 

"Each of the three-panel speakers has worked to chip away at the linear model of consumption. Their innovative ideas are permeating into a variety of spaces, from the factory to frontline communities, where the implications of climate change, waste, and social inequity are manifesting themselves in acute ways."

Find out more information here.