We had a fabulous time on Earth Day at the Lopez Transfer Station, working with the Great Islands Cleanup and the Transfer Station Crew. We set up a tent with tables that Chom biked to the transfer station from her house (!!!) and got loads of people showing up with either personal trash and recycling from home, and trash picked up during the cleanup, that they transported to the transfer station via low and no-carbon means!
Most weight: Chris Greacen (Bike Tuneup from Village Cycles)
Most volume: Emma Hatchel (Bike Tuneup from Village Cycles)
Furthest Distance: Bruce Creps (Bike Tuneup from Village Cycles)
First person to bring household trash: Jessica Roundy
Great Effort: Heather Harrison (Blossom Bag from Blossom Grocery)
Great Effort: Laurie Swanson (Market Basket from Blossom Grocery)
Great Effort: Paul Lewis (Klean Kanteen from Blossom Grocery)
Great Effort: Aiken Family (Eco lunchbox from Blossom Grocery)
Great Effort: Emma Hatchel (Dragon toy from Paper Scissors on the Rock)
Great Effort: Gaby’s Kids (Ice-cream coupon from The Fudge Factory)
Earlybird: Bruce Creps (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Earlybird: Dale Roundy (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Earlybird: Chris Greacen (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Earlybird: Sara Greacen (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Earlybird: Nonie Prout (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Earlybird: Paul Lewis (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Earlybird: Erika Davis (Drink Coupon from Isabel’s Espresso)
Fabulous work: 5th Graders (Holly B’s Baked Good Coupon)
Some photos from the day:
Tracey, Jessica, and Chom setting up. Chom cycled with this very heavy cart (including the popup tent and table)–thank you for the inspiration Chom!
Wheeling the cans around:
The 5th graders cleaned up! They filled this huge cart with a ton of trash and walked it to the dump:
Dale Roundy brought his trash and recycling from home by wheelbarrow. Thank you Dale!
He also stood up for science (since Saturday was also the Science March Day):
The Greacens won big on the weight category, bringing in almost 100 pounds.
Bruce Creps won Furthest Distance by bike:
Paul Lewis won Early Bird and Great Effort:
Chom and Tracey greeting 5th graders and handing out prizes:
Compassionate Travel Appreciations Board whereby we appreciate community members who make an effort to travel compassionately on a regular basis:
Beth and some friends from Orcas and San Juan Island squeezed in a little cleanup work before the masses began arriving:
Gaby and family marking their route on the map:
Fun was had by all!