May 16, 2015
The coordinator for the Finger Lakes Celtic Festival, Ben Beavers, partnered with Impact Earth to assist with their zero-waste event efforts.The Impact Earth “Zero Waste Team” led by co-founders Robert Putney & Elizabeth Carey along with Joe Harrington, our Zero Waste Project Manager, assisted with zero-waste pre-event planning and day-of-event-services, while student volunteers from RIT, provided educational and landfill diversion support during the festival.
We were responsible for setting up and monitoring three waste stations and a vendor table during the event. The zero-waste station options included recycling, compost, bottles/cans, and landfill bins. We assisted patrons with trash disposal into the proper bin categories and provided educational information regarding the zero-waste concept, our process, and our network of sustainability businesses in the Finger Lakes region. We also provided composting information for residential service provided through our partner Community Composting.