Waste

Recycling Genius Volunteer Opportunities: Fall 2019

Educate the WashU community about correct waste sorting while ensuring that events are truly zero waste. Volunteers are needed for first year Move-In, the WUSM Employee Picnic, and the Chancellor’s Inauguration Celebration.

First-year Student Move-In: August 17

For several years, the WashU Green Ambassadors have assisted the ResLife Housekeeping team with diverting massive amounts of cardboard, styrofoam, and soft plastics from the waste stream during first-year move in. With the new Bear Beginning’s model, all first year students will move in on the same day, Saturday August 17. As a result, we anticipate processing about 2x as much materials. In addition, we are seeking volunteers for waste station shifts in Bear’s Den as families and new students encounter a 3-stream sorting process for the first time on our campus!

Sign up for one or multiple shifts!

Move-In Support: 10a-2p; 12p-2p; 2p-4p; 4p-6p
Waste Station Support: 10:30a-12:30p; 12p – 2p
Contact Cassandra Hage (cassandra.hage@wustl.edu) with interest.

WashU School of Medicine Employee Picnic, September 20

Every year, the WashU School of Medicine honors its employees by hosting an epic picnic. Serving 8,000+ people in a 3 hour period is no joke, but this event runs an award-winning waste diversion effort, thanks to the dedicated support of volunteers!

Sign up to help at a waste station: Thursday Sept. 20, 10:30a – 12p; 11:45a – 1:15p; 1p – 2:15p
Contact: Alicia Hubert (aliciahubert@wustl.edu)

East End Dedication, October 2

Welcome guests as they celebrate the newly unvailed East End of the Danforth Campus and explore 4 new buildings and Tisch Park. The event includes a tour of the Schnuck Pavilion, the new home of the Office of Sustainability, Environmental Studies Department, Parkside Cafe, and the Bike Hub.

Wednesday October 2: 4:30p – 6p.
Contact Cassandra Hage (cassandra.hage@wustl.edu) with interest.

Chancellor Martin’s Inauguration Celebration, October 3

Ensure that this important event in WashU’s history sets the right tone and showcases WashU’s sustainability values as multiple waste stations collect and sort event waste.

Thursday, October 3: 4p-5:30p; 5:30p – 7p
Contact Cassandra Hage (cassandra.hage@wustl.edu) with interest.