June - 2019

We want your input

With the help of some amazing Master Recyclers, we are considering creating some ongoing projects that would depend upon consistent volunteers. Before committing to the projects, we want to guage your interest and try and understand what amount of effort can be expected.

Please take 2 minutes to complete this survey.

Outreach Creativity

We also want remind everyone that you have the freedom to come up with new outreach ideas that interest you most. There are wide array of individual actions that you can be promoting that support the mission of the Master Recycler Program. Everything from recycling to food waste prevention and promoting fixing and reusing can count towards your hours. If you ideas, we want to know how we can help you communicate them. We can even design and purchase outreach materials to help you promote whatever you have in mind. We also don’t mind helping you develop a presentation or tag along with you to you as you get your feet wet

So, don’t let our calendar of volunteer opportunities limit you from carrying out other outreach. You are more than welcome to carry out projects at your place of work, community organizations, or even housing complexes, just to name a few.

Let us know how we can help!

What We’re Reading

Lately, we’ve been thinking a lot about climate change. As a City, we’ve committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and our waste and consumption if a major contributor to our greenhouse gas footprint. Recycling can help us reduce this footprint, but it does have its limitations.

Check out this video from Consider It that discusses these limitations and proposes other, more effective, solutions to climate change.

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

There a lots of different opportunities to volunteer this month. The Community Farmers Market takes place every Sunday morning at the City hall west parking lot and the Concerts in the Park series. We’ve partnered with The Azulita project again and will host a table every week where we can engage with interested community members and vendors. There is also an opportunity to table at Concerts in the Park every Wednesday, which is a great way do some volunteering while catching some great live music.

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.