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Trash Your Can for Earth Week

Trash Your Can PosterJust like building cardiovascular endurance for a NOLS mountaineering course or practicing for a difficult climb, training for any big goal requires that one constantly push the limits. NOLS adopted this same philosophy in the sustainability effort, designed to facilitate maximum impact education through minimum impact practices.   NOLS newest opportunity for maximum impact education comes in the form of the “Trash Your Can” week long challenge. 

“Trash Your Can” is designed to facilitate a new and improved outlook on waste.  During the week of April 20-24, NOLS staff members are voluntarily giving up their personal trash cans in exchange for a comparable size recycle bin and a small department trashcan, creating an office climate where recyclables are the most convenient type of waste.  By experiencing a work week where throwing things away requires a trip down the hall, “Trash Your Can” participants are forced to think about the waste they are creating.  The trip to the trash can will not only help stretch those legs to train for the next big hike, it also allows recycling to go from being a second thought, to a first instinct.

In the effort to improve recycling everywhere, the NOLS Sustainability Program encourages everyone to “Trash Your Can” this coming Earth Week.  Please let us know if you’re participating or if you’re stepping it up in another way this Earth Day.  To RSVP for the “Trash Your Can” event and to download and print out a “Trash Your Can poster visit 
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| Posted by Paige Healy on Apr 17, 2009

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