Feb2For the second year, Partners for Clean Streams is seeking volunteers to continue the work towards “greening” the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon through recycling, composting, and Terracycling efforts.  Last year, a small group of volunteers and PCS staff were able to divert approximately 4,595lbs of waste from the landfill! Included in that total were thousands of plastic water bottles, 800lbs of cardboard, and 1,500lbs of compostable materials like food waste, paper plates, napkins, and pizza boxes (to read about last year’s efforts, click here). Just imagine what we can do this year with more volunteers! That’s where you come in. We need you to help us increase our impact at this year’s marathon! The race is on Sunday, April 23rd and volunteer shifts would be between 7:00am and 3:30pm. Volunteers will be primarily be located at the finish line for the Marathon, which is inside the Glass Bowl on the University of Toledo’s main campus. Volunteers will be either stationed inside the stadium or just outside of it in Lot 10. Volunteer tasks include: manning recycling/composting stations to help runners properly discard of waste; transporting waste from bins to dumpsters; breaking down cardboard boxes; replacing bags in empty bins; and set-up/tear-down.  This is a great opportunity for any person interested in making a real, noticeable difference in our community! What we were able to accomplish last year was great – help us make this year’s even better! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by volunteering to green the famous Glass City Marathon! For more information or if interested in volunteering, please contact Partners for Clean Streams at (419) 874-0727 or [email protected]