Green Event Volunteer Opportunity

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the stuff that gets thrown away when students bolt home for the summer?  Your opportunity to help a cause that’s reducing this waste is here.  The 13th annual Diversion Excursion event will take place on the Thursday and Friday of finals week at all Chico State residence halls.  We’re looking for volunteers to help at this event which services 2,000 residents every year!

If you’re wondering what you’re getting yourself into, it’s exactly this:

-       A two-hour time commitment on either the Thursday or Friday of

finals week,  between 9:30 and 5:30

-       An opportunity to give back to Chico State and local charities by reducing the waste we

send to the landfill

-       A chance to engage with other students and try something different

Volunteers are responsible for helping first-year students sort their garbage.  Items that are still good will be donated to local charities, and other acceptable materials will be recycled.  Last year we were successful in saving more than 20,000 lbs from being sent to the landfill!  This is only possibly by the help of the Chico State community.

Please contact us either by email, phone or by stopping by the office if you’re interested in volunteering!

Bret Jensen and Natalie Lessa

Diversion Excursion 2013 Co-Coordinators University Housing and Food Services, AS Sustainability & Institute of Sustainable Development

(530) 898-6677

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