Volunteers needed for Zero Waste events | SteamboatToday.com

Volunteers needed for Zero Waste events

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) Zero Hero volunteers are key to making more than 50 large community events waste-free, such as Free Summer Concerts and the Farmers Market.

Volunteers set up, staff and break down the Zero Waste stations, with each volunteer typically donating about three hours of time. Diverting items from the landfill requires a crew of as many as 20 people for some events.

YVSC is offering a training for Zero Waste volunteers from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the YVSC office, 141 Ninth St. Attendees will learn about why recycling is challenging in rural Northwest Colorado, what the difference is between industrial and residential composting, what is compostable, what is recyclable, why Zero Waste is good for the environment and much more.

All ages are welcome. Email larisa@yvsc.org or call 970-871-9299 for more information. Visit http://www.yvsc.org/volunteer to view Zero Waste volunteer opportunities.

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