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Volunteers Needed: WUSM Employee Picnic

The annual WUSM Employee Appreciation Picnic will be held in Hudlin Park on Friday, September 30, from 11a to 2p. The picnic will feature a BBQ lunch, frozen custard from Ted Drewes, music, and games.

To minimize waste associated with the picnic, planning staff have worked with the caterers to ensure that compostable serviceware (plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery) will be used. In order to direct composting efforts, three green waste stations will be set up on the picnic grounds. Volunteers will assist picnic attendees with sorting their waste into bins for composting or recycling. The green waste station approach results in up to 95% of material being composted or recycled, significantly reducing landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Without these stations, less than 25% of the event waste would likely be captured.

Volunteers are still needed to help staff these stations. Shifts are for an hour and a half, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the picnic. To sign-up, click here.