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Volunteers Needed For Recycling Events

The Copper Country Recycling Initiative has three opportunities for recyclers to volunteer and have some fun.

Email cekstrom3@gmail.com if you are interested.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
UP STEM Science Fair at the MUB at MTU
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Buffet supper included
We need a few volunteers to help us for 1-3 hours with the CCRI Recycling booth. We have several activities for kids (Trash or Treasure, Garbage pizza, Which container holds the most? – CCRI member will be there to show you how each activity works).

This is a fun event. Many families attend and they are looking for interesting activities. You could also take a look at the Science Fair in the Ballroom while you are there.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Garbology study at Houghton High School
Time 3:30-5:50 pm

Laurie Davis’s Ecology Club will be conducting a Garbology study (sorting and weighing all the school trash for the day).  This is valuable data that will be sent to MDEQ for their data base. This is a excellent activity for people to actually see what we send to the landfill and what could be recycled.

Everyone is provided with plastic gloves. Your job would be to just chat with the students while they are working, about the importance of recycling and help them decide what can be recycled.

Wednesday, March 22
Cleaning Dirty Water Competition for World Water Day
4-5pm at the MUB at MTU

CCRI wants to form a team of 3-4 people to compete.

We want YOU… to have fun!

(open to grades 8-12 & college students, adults)
4:00 – 5:00 pmWed., March 22nd

in Michigan Tech’s MUB Commons

Wanted: Teams of 3-4 students (limited to the first 30 registered teams)
Can your team clean the wastewater best using only the materials provided? 
(screen, sand, gravel, and activated charcoal filters, alum)
Online Registration  


For more information, contact: Joan Chadde jchadde@mtu.edu

PRIZES!!  All members of the Winning Team receive $25 MTU gift certificates!
 Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. After treatment, wastewater is a valuable resource that can be returned to cities for drinking water! (UN)
Sponsored by:  World Water Day Planning Committee

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