On September 15, WashU will celebrate the employees of the School of Medicine by hosting the annual Employee Picnic. Employees join in the fun and festivities by competing in carnival-like games to win highly-coveted prizes and enjoy a BBQ meal from Kenrick’s catering followed by Ted Drewes custard.
To make sure the event is aligned with WashU’s sustainability values, waste stations are erected to serve as central points for attendees to sort their waste into three waste streams: compost, recycling and landfill. Kenrick’s and Ted Drewes both support the zero waste effort by serving the food on compostable plates and bowls. The forks and napkins are compostable too! The Office of Sustainability and the School of Medicine Sustainability Action Team are seeking volunteers to help the 9000 event attendees correctly sort their waste after picnicking. Through past efforts, over 95% of waste is recycled or composted. This year will be no different!
In addition to helping sort waste, reduce your waste by bringing your own refillable water bottle. There will be a filling station provided for a refreshing refill.
To help with the sustainability effort, please sign up here.
Questions? Contact Melanie Strowmatt (firstname.lastname@example.org or 362-2534) or Cassandra Hage (email@example.com or 935-5947)