Sunday, April 17, 2011

Brooklyn Center EarthFest goes zero-waste

The city of Brooklyn Center recently hosted its EarthFest, which was zero waste. Through the coordinators' extensive planning, the event held at the high school produced very little trash.

I loved this sign!

And I really loved these creatively made name tags, repurposed from cereal boxes.

Hennepin County's info table.

Katie Jones, rear, and Rose Buss, fellow GreenCorps members.

Emily Bowers, GreenCorps member for the city of Brooklyn Park.

Vinai Market was giving away fresh spring rolls! Mmmmm

Charly Kearns, GreenCorps member with Three Rivers Park District.

Boy Scout manning his zero-waste station.

The Scouts did a fantastic job helping people sort their waste.

Chipotle, which was giving away free chips and guac, was very popular.

Ginny Black, organics recycling specialist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Katie Jones works with Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs).

A really cool recycling quiz from the city of Brooklyn Center! I was impressed with the comprehensiveness of the options.

Ellie Jones working the Hennepin County table. We gathered recycling surveys from residents in addition to answering questions.

Note the full bag of organics and the tiny trash can in front.

Four full bags of organics, one bag of bottles and cans.

And one bag of trash.

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