Monday, February 14, 2005

walk the talk

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse


I have a list a mile long of events in Sacramento that need volunteers to monitor the recycling. As is often the case, attendees of public events are ignorant of the particulars concerning what qualifies a recylable or compostable item. As such, these receptacles are forever contaminated, rendering the whole operation moot, or, trash.

I wanted to spearhead the effort to do community organizing around this and the many waste-related issues that we all contend with, ignorant of the behind-the-scenes machinations that drive the decisions (green waste bins, anyone?), but of course I got too busy to do it between work and school. Luckily, I'm not the only game in town. I'm also long on ideas and short on committments--a personality flaw of sorts I suppose. But at least right now I have a good excuse.

Here's the list of events that need volunteers and volunteer coordinators. E-mail me if you're interested.


Special events for the City of Sacramento:

6/4 Pops in the Park: Bucho East Portal Park 6-9 pm
6/11 Pops in the Park: Cowboys Sandburg Park 6-9 pm
6/18 Pops in the Park: Funkengruven CSUS main quad 6-9 pm
6/25 Pops in the Park: Bill Base Orch Bertha Henschel 6-9 pm
7/9 Pops in the Park:The Pulsators McKinlkey Park 6-9 pm

6/19 Jazz in the Park District 1 Park 6-8 pm

6/11 Wine and Food Festival Crocker Park 10-6
6/25 Meadowview Concert Consumnes River Coll 12-9
7/3 Pocket 4th of July Fireworks Garcia bend Park 5-11pm
7/23 Oak Park Concert McClatchy Park 12-6 pm
8/6 Hagginwood Gospel Festival Hagginwood Park 12-6 pm

11/24 Run to Feed the Hungry TBA 8-11 will have recycling bins due to community complaints.



That wine and food festival looks tasty, don't it?

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