Uptown Art Fair Needs YOU!

Uptown Art Fair pilots organics recycling, needs volunteers to help!

The Uptown Art Fair is the second most attended event in Minnesota. Each year hundreds of volunteers help it run smoothly for over 300,000 attendees over 3 days. This year they are piloting organics recycling -meaning they will have compost receptacles as well as trash and recycling. Because this is new, they're looking for 60 people to serve as Zero Waste educators, helping people figure out what goes where. (Pretty easy -food and any foodsoiled paper goes into the compost bin, we all know that plastic bottles and aluminum cans go into recycling  - and now we can also recycle plastic cups - and then film plastic, dog poop and styrofoam go in the trash. Now that you're all trained, why not sign up?

Shifts are short and fun (2 hrs), and there are plenty of slots available. (Real) training is provided - and you'll feel great about helping make this pilot a success, and hopefully, a permanent part of the Uptown Art Fair. Click here to find a shift that suits your schedule, and PLEASE -pass this opportunity on to others. The worst case scenario is that we don't get enough volunteers and they decide that offering composting is not worth their trouble. Share via Twitter or facebook!! Great service hours for teens, college kids and church groups! Sign up here.

As a thank you for your donated time (on either 3, 4 or 5 August), you'll walk away with a 2012 commemorative t-shirt exclusive to volunteers, a delicious waffle cone to help you cool down, and the honor of knowing that you played a key role in helping Uptown Art Fair go Green! Sign up with a friend today!

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Anna Schier June 29, 2012 at 07:09 AM
Thanks for getting the word out on Patch, felicity! This sounds like a great way to keep an event that generates a lot of waste sustainable.


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