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2014 Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Volunteer Recycling Team

Posted by youngsierrans on February 22, 2011

The annual 2014 Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade (on Greenville Avenue) is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country (~100K people, 100+ floats).  This iconic Dallas event creates lots of recyclable waste AND opportunity for fun!

This will be our 7th year (!!) to help make St Patrick’s Day in Dallas even greener!  We’ve collected over two tons of recyclable materials in that time and are seeking volunteers to join the 2014 Parade Recycling Team to help divert even more from the landfill!

Volunteers can collect recycling from parade viewers, stroll along with our entry to promote conservation and witness the craziness of Dallas’ St. Pat’s parade from inside the barricades.  Volunteers will receive spiffy green t-shirts, and a memory of a lifetime.

Eventbrite RSVP (select the Volunteer ticket): http://goo.gl/SYkqQV

General Info:

  • Date: Saturday – March 15th, 2014!
  • Approx. Volunteer Time: 10a-1p (3 hrs) – Rain or Shine!
  • You must RSVP to receive a parade access badge.  Meet in the parking lot by 10am (in front of Vickery Women’s Heath Center in strip shopping mall – 8224 Park Ln #130, 75231).  Police begin closing surrounding roads by 9:30a, so please allow ample travel time.
  • Use DART to avoid parking hassles (Saturday schedule) – No parking allowed in parade staging parking lot.
  • Past Parade Recycling Effort: Photos or Detailed Info (which is similar to this year)
  • What to do between now and then?  RSVP to Volunteer on Eventbrite! Share with your friends (Facebook Page)!

More details will be provided to RSVPs as the event nears.  All are welcome to participate.

Questions: Ginger Canyon or Deborah Nixon

More info: Greenville Ave St Patrick’s Day Parade website

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FREE Dave Matthews Band Concert Admission – Eco-Volunteers Wanted

Posted by youngsierrans on August 30, 2010

Update – I’ve been informed that there are enough volunteers for their Dallas show!  Thanks to everyone who is volunteering!

We are working with Effect Partners to gather eco-volunteers to help at the Sept 11th Dallas DMB show. Free concert admission after your shift!  Open to the public; all are welcome to participate!

DATE: Saturday – September 11th, 2010
LOCATION: Superpages.com Center (Fair Park) – 1818 1st Avenue Dallas, TX

> Option 1: Encourage fans to refill their bottles at one of our Brita Hydration Hubs inside the venue
WHAT: Brita FilterForGood volunteers will help operate Hydration Hubs and encourage fans to refill their water bottles, to help reduce plastic water bottle waste!
HOW LONG: 4:30 – 8:30p (…or whenever DMB goes on stage)
TRAINING: On-site before shift starts (training manual to read before show)

> Option 2: Encourage fans to recycle their waste in the tailgate parking lots before the show
WHAT: So Much To Save Recycling volunteers to encourage and help fans recycle in the parking lots
HOW LONG: 3:30 – 7:30p
TRAINING: On-site before shift starts (training manual to read before show)

** DRESS CODE: You will be given a t-shirt (to keep!), please wear comfortable walking shoes, comfortable and presentable shorts/pants/skirt

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2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade – DSC Recycling Team

Posted by youngsierrans on February 15, 2010

The annual Greenville Ave. St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country (~100K people, 100+ floats). Such a large event creates many tons of unnecessary waste, so we’re SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to help make the parade greener.  Join the parade Recycling Team and help divert as many recyclables as possible from the landfill!

Last year, total recycling collection efforts yielded about 1200 lbs of material. In order to top that number this year, we need YOUR help! Volunteers can collect recycling from parade viewers or simply stroll along with our entry to promote the Sierra Club and conservation. In addition to the satisfaction and fun volunteers will receive from helping at the parade, they will also be given nifty green t-shirts and post-parade concert tickets..

Please email your volunteer interest or questions, with the subject: Recycling Team.  Thanks for your help!

General Info:

  • Date: Saturday, March 13th, 2010!
  • Approx. Volunteer Time: 9:30a-1:30p
  • You must RSVP to receive a parade access badge.  Meet in Sam’s Club parking lot vicinity (not near entrance) on Park Ln by 9:15am.  Look for large, City of Dallas waste collection truck.
  • Use DART to avoid parking hassles (Saturday schedule) – no parking in Sam’s Club lot.
  • Past Parade Recycling Efforts: PHOTOS or DETAILED INFO (which is similar to this year)
  • What to do between now and then?  Sign up to VOLUNTEER! Visit any of the SAVE THE PARADE Happy Hour Events at Greenville Ave restaurants on Fridays to show your support! Share across your social networks!

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Kayaking & Clean Up – White Rock Lake – Dallas (12/12/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on September 10, 2009

wrlsuPlease join us at White Rock Lake as part of the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up organized each month by the For the Love of the Lake organization. We will be joining the Kayak Power (KP) cleaning team. Optional group brunch follows at Another Broken Egg, which is located in the same shopping center as the For the Love of the Lake office.

Date: Saturday – Dec 12th, 2009

Times:
Kayak/Clean up: 9-11am;
Brunch: 11:15-12:45pm

RSVP: By Friday, 12/11, so we have a rough estimate for kayaks.

Meeting Locations/Times:
+ Option 1 – Meet at the For The Love Of The Lake office (1152 N Buckner Blvd, 75218 – map) after 8:00am to have a complimentary breakfast and pick up clean up supplies. Peter (green t-shirt) will be here until 8:40 and then drive over to meet the KP group at the lake (option 2).
+ Option 2 – Meet at KP’s adopted section of the lake, Jackson Point (West side of the lake; 4100 West Lawther Dr, 75214 – map) around 9:00am. Look for the black Toyota truck and trailer hauling 20+ kayaks. See the above KP link for more info.

Weather Policy: Kayak Power will be there rain, snow, wind or shine. Unless this site states differently, so will the Young Sierrans.

Details: Kayak Power will provide all necessary kayaking and cleaning gear. KP cleans the shoreline of WR Lake from the water. Meaning, we’ll paddle around and collect debris on the lake which isn’t reachable or is challenging to reach from the shore. After collecting trash for about an hour, KP allows participants kayak around the lake until about 11am. Plan on getting a little dirty and wet.

Cost: Free to participate!! Lunch – Individual responsibility.

Consider Bringing: drinking water, towel, appropriate clothing, change of clothes.

White Rock Local Market: Be sure to check out the White Rock Local Market which is held from 8am-1pm on the second Saturday of each month at the Green Spot.  The GS is located at 702 N. Buckner Blvd. (at Northcliff Dr.), just north of the FTLOTL office.

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Kayaking & Clean Up – White Rock Lake – Dallas (8/8/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on July 7, 2009

wrlsu1Please join us at White Rock Lake as part of the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up organized each month by the For the Love of the Lake organization. We will be joining the Kayak Power (KP) cleaning team. Optional group lunch follows at Another Broken Egg, which is located in the same shopping center as the For the Love of the Lake office.

Date: Saturday – August 8th, 2009

RSVP: By Friday, 8/7, so we have a rough estimate for kayaks.

Meeting Locations/Times:
+ Option 1 – Meet at the For The Love Of The Lake office (1152 N Buckner Blvd, 75218 – map) after 8:00am to have a complimentary breakfast and pick up clean up supplies. Peter (green shirt) will be here until 8:40 and then drive over to meet the KP group.
+ Option 2 – Meet at KP’s adopted section of the lake, Jackson Point (West side of the lake; 4100 West Lawther Dr, 75214 – map) around 9:00am. Look for the black truck and trailer hauling 20+ kayaks. See the above KP link for more info.

Weather Policy: Kayak Power will be there rain, snow, wind or shine. Unless this site states differently, so will the Young Sierrans.

Details: Kayak Power will provide all necessary kayaking and cleaning gear. KP cleans the shoreline of WR Lake from the water. Meaning, we’ll paddle around and collect debris on the lake which isn’t reachable or is challenging to reach from the shore. After collecting trash for about an hour, KP allows participants kayak around the lake until about 11am. Plan on getting a little dirty and wet. We’ll kayak for as long as we want.

Cost: Free to participate!! Lunch – Individual responsibility.

Consider Bringing: drinking water, sunblock, hat, towel, appropriate weather protection (maybe pants – open kayaks expose your legs to the sun), change of pants/shorts.

White Rock Local Market: Be sure to check out the White Rock Local Market which is held from 8am-noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Green Spot.  The GS is located at 702 N. Buckner Blvd. (at Northcliff Dr.), just north of the FTLOTL office.

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Kayaking & Clean Up – White Rock Lake – Dallas (6/13/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on May 28, 2009

wrlsu1Please join us at White Rock Lake as part of the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up organized each month by the For the Love of the Lake organization. We will be joining the Kayak Power (KP) cleaning team. Optional group lunch follows at Another Broken Egg, which is located in the same shopping center as the For the Love of the Lake office.

Date: Saturday – June 13th, 2009

Meeting Locations/Times:
+ Option 1 – Meet at the For The Love Of The Lake office (1152 N Buckner Blvd, 75218 – map) after 8:00am to have a complimentary breakfast and pick up clean up supplies. Candace (blue shirt – 214.477.2094) will be here until 8:40 and then drive over to meet the KP group.
+ Option 2 – Meet at KP’s adopted section of the lake, Jackson Point (West side of the lake; 4100 West Lawther Dr, 75214 – map) around 9:00am. Look for the truck and trailer hauling 20+ kayaks. See the above KP link for more info.

Weather Policy: Kayak Power will be there rain, snow, wind or shine. Unless this site states differently, so will the Young Sierrans.

Details: Kayak Power will provide all necessary kayaking and cleaning gear. KP cleans the shoreline of WR Lake from the water. Meaning, we’ll paddle around and collect debris on the lake which isn’t reachable or is challenging to reach from the shore. After collecting trash for about an hour, KP allows participants kayak around the lake. Plan on getting a little dirty and wet. We’ll kayak for as long as we want.

Cost: Free to participate!! Lunch – Individual responsibility.

Consider Bringing: drinking water, sunblock, hat, towel, appropriate weather protection (maybe pants – open kayaks expose your legs to the sun), change of pants/shorts.

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