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Pledge Zero Green Team

2023-08-01 14:23:30

Are you interested in making a difference locally? The Western Montana Fair is going GREEN! We are excited to grow our sustainable efforts at the fair and beyond through volunteers and local partners.   

My name is Sarah Holden and I'm the Climate Resiliency Educator for the Missoula County Department of Ecology & Extension. We have partnered with Home Resource and Missoula County Fairgrounds to address the waste streams at one of the biggest annual events in Missoula! Each year in August, The Western MT Fair brings in folks and animals from all over western MT. Over 150,000 people walk through the gates excited to experience all the fair has to offer!  

I’m reaching out to share some exciting volunteer opportunities for our newly formed PLEDGE ZERO GREEN TEAM! We are looking for families and individuals who wish to volunteer a few hours, or a few shifts to help us make an impact at the Fair August 9-13,2023. As a county, we are looking forward to the set goal of ZERO (waste) by 2050! How can we begin to implement change in our community? Can you help us move towards more sustainable options for this year's fair? Vendors will be participating by pledging to use compostable and recyclable packaging. We will offer only reusable/recyclable water bottles and offer enhanced zero-waste stations throughout the venue! The Pledge Zero Green Team is crucial to the fairgrounds and beyond! We will provide volunteer opportunities for future festivals and events to help divert waste from our landfills by increasing recycling rates and promoting composting. Without the dedication and hard work of volunteers, our community will not be able to achieve the high levels of waste reduction we are aiming for.  

 Signing up to volunteer is easy!  

Register here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4dafac28a1fdc25-2023

Select the volunteer shift that works best for your schedule. If you have friends or family that would like to join you in volunteering, please have them complete the sign-up form at the link above! Shifts are 3 hours and run from 10 am-10 pm daily August 9-12, and 10-7 pm August 13.    

We value your contribution to our cause and as a thank you all volunteers will choose from food vouchers, carnival passes, or event tickets for each shift they work!  

Please reach out to sholden@missoulacounty.us with any questions you may have.  

Thank you for learning more about volunteering with the PLEDGE ZERO GREEN TEAM!  

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