Volunteers Needed to Help Recycle at 1065

Volunteers Needed to Help Recycle at 1065

Goodwill Easterseals is a proud member of the Cleaner Greener LODA Committee, spearheaded by the Alabama Coastal Foundation. This committee has been successfully organizing the recycling efforts at Mardi Gras, Bayfest, and 1065. We are now recruiting volunteers to help recycle at 1065. Read the Media Release below to find out how you can help:

Volunteers are needed to help recycle at the 1065 Music Festival set for Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 in downtown Mobile. Volunteers will set up and pick up recycling containers each day of the festival, empty the containers, and carry bags of recyclables to onsite trailers.

“This year’s effort will be a little simpler than years prior because we no longer need to sort recyclables,” said Valerie Longa, Eco-Team Coordinator for a Cleaner, Greener LoDa. “Thanks to the City’s single stream recycling, it will be easier than ever to recycle plastic and aluminum at the event.”

The 1065 Music Festival is a free event that welcomes the public to enjoy the outdoors and listen to nationally known artists. Blue clear-stream recycling containers will be placed throughout the festival grounds next to trash cans, and everyone attending the festival can help keep the event clean by disposing of plastics and aluminum cans in the proper containers. “Our guests appreciate the opportunity to listen to music in a clean environment, and we appreciate the efforts of volunteers helping to recycle festival materials,” said 1065 coordinator Amy Baldwin with Gulf Distributing Holdings, LLC. “1065 wants to extend a huge thank you tothe Alabama Coastal Foundation and Thompson Engineering for funding this initiative for our community.Everyone’s collaboration makes this event a success.”

Thompson Engineering is sponsoring this year’s recycling effort through a grant from the Thompson Foundation. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management will provide its recycling trailers to store and transport materials. Additionally, they will be set up in Cathedral Square conducting outreach and handingout fun swag. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate; volunteers will receive an Eco-Teamt-shirt. Interested volunteers can sign up at the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s website at: www.joinACF.org .

This effort is an initiative of the Cleaner, Greener LoDa Committee led by the Alabama CoastalFoundation and key partners include: Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, City of Mobile (Special Events,Environmental Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Works), Downtown Mobile Alliance, Keep Mobile Beautiful, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile Carnival Association, Mobile County Recycling Center operated by Goodwill Easter Seals, and the Mobile County Health Department. For further information about 1065’s Eco-Team and Volunteering please contact vlonga@joinacf.org or call 251-990-6002.

1065 Eco-Team Poster 2017

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