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The official blog of the Anderson Elementary PTA Environmental Committee

Going for Zero

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Gary Burns LogoWe’ve been hearing a lot about the Gary Burns Fun Run that’s happening this weekend.  Well, I for one am hoping that we score a nice big zero.  WHAT?!?!  A ZERO?  Yes!  A zero.  A goose egg.  This is one of those rare times in life when scoring nothing is a HUGE win.  I know, I know.  You’re confused.  Stay with me.

The Gary Burns Fun Run is a great event.  It raises money for scholarships and grants within Frisco ISD, and it’s a fun way it is to get your weekend workout out of the way.  But did you know that the Gary Burns Fun Run is striving to be a “Zero Waste” event?  What’s that?  You didn’t?  And come to think of it, you have no idea what “Zero Waste” even means?  Well let me explain.  The sponsors and operators of the run have set a very lofty and very green goal of producing no trash at the event.  OK, not NO trash, but less than 10% trash.  What this means is that 90% of the waste produced before, during and after the run will be either recyclable or compostable.  So keep that in mind if you’re participating in the run, or just going out to watch.  Finished with that bottle of water?  Find the recycle bin.  Don’t want the rest of that snack?  Chunk it in the compost container – along with that napkin.  Everything purchased from vendors at the event will be either compostable or recyclable – right down to the plastic wear and the napkins.   There will be plenty of recycle and compost bins throughout the venue, as well as friendly volunteers to help you figure out what goes where.  It’s really incredible when you think about it – over 5,000 participants and no trash.   So help spread the word, and if you’re going to the event, make sure you do your part to get us a nice big ZERO.


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