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Hello BEST,

Last month, volunteers at a music festival in Nelsonville Ohio were 
able to divert 3,090 pounds (1401.6 kg) of trashed material away from 
the landfill, resulting in “1,234 pounds of recyclables and 1,856 
pounds of compost.” The organizer, Rural Action, spearheaded this 
supposed two-fold increase in diversion rate from the previous year’s 
event through their Zero Waste Initiative. Ultimately, however, it was 
vendor and audience participation, along with the 150 volunteers who 
shifted through hundreds of bags of trash, which lead to the success of 
the operation. Reports such as this serve to illustrate how communities 
can, indeed, work together to create responsible, sustainable changes.

Cheers,
Henry Legett
Bioenergy and Sustainability School Intern


http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/561977/Volunteers-double-recycling-and-composting-at-festival.html?nav=5061

Volunteers double recycling and composting at festival
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
June 11, 2012