News from the EarthWays Center
31

Zero Waste for Garden Greening

posted on
Zero Waste for Garden Greening

Working toward Zero Waste, we compost and recycle at all Garden signature events. Japanese Festival, the first to go "All Compostable" back in 2014, continues to be super-green with volunteer help from our Zero Waste Ambassadors. You can join this effort! 

“Zero Waste Ambassadors work in the shade of our Recycle-Compost-Landfill waste station tents,” says Maggie McCoy, volunteer coordinator for the Garden’s EarthWays Center. “ZWAs get to educate all ages, while directing festival visitors to recycle their cans and bottles and compost almost everything else.

Our ZWA crew person-powers the Garden’s capacity to routinely send 90% or more of all festival waste to St. Louis Composting, our local commercial compost facility, and to the recycling facility, instead of to the landfill. They do terrific work, in an important sustainability job!”

Zero Waste efforts at Garden events is also supported by our food and beverage vendors! They are willing to be creative with service ware selections and sometimes pay a little more to bring in only certified compostable products. They show how well sustainability can work for their bottom line, as they serve their fine, delicious festival foods!

Interested in joining us as a Zero Waste Ambassador? See a job description and complete list of volunteer shifts at mobot.org/volunteerNew this year: the bright yellow Zero Waste Ambassador t-shirt, made from recycled polyester and sustainable cotton. 

zerowasteambassadors...

Click here for even more details about The Garden Events Green Team via the Garden's Discover + Share blog.  

 

| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: Zero Waste, Zero Waste Ambassador, Recycle, Compost, Sustainable Solutions | View Count: (156) | Return
Search the EarthWays Center News

Updates Via Email

Sign up to receive our quarterly EarthWays Center e-newsletter.
"Friend" the EarthWays Center!

Join the conversation! Follow the EarthWays Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on sustainability in the St. Louis region.
 
Facebook icon Follow the EarthWays Center on Twitter Follow the EarthWays Center on Instagram
Everyday Green

Ventilation demo

Plastic Pot Recycling
Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills

Green Resources Answer Service
Call (314) 577-0246 or email with questions related to green products, services and claims

Rainscaping Guide
Learn how to incorporate sustainable landscaping that reduces stormwater runoff and improves local water quality

Growing Green St. Louis
Listen to the Garden's weekly radio show hosted by our Green Resources Manager, Jean Ponzi, on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. on The Big 550 KTRS

Volunteer for the EarthWays Center
A great way to get introduced to the “green scene” here in St. Louis

Special Events
At the Garden and events presented by our partners

 

Contact the EarthWays Center

Do you want help making your home, school or workplace more energy-efficient and sustainable?

Would you like to take a tour or learn about classes and workshops?

Are you looking for a speaker or eco-friendly activity for your group?

Contact us today!