Where was Recycling On the Go in 2012?

by Jeanette on March 27, 2013

in Recycling on the Go, Volunteer

St. Louis Earth Day provided event greening services through its Recycling On the Go program for 69 events in 2012 – welcoming 12 new full-serviced events, including KDHX’s Midwest Mayhem, the St. Louis Art Museum’s Outdoor Movie Series, Pedal the Cause, and the Tower Grove Farmers Market. Twenty-two fell under the Do-It-Yourself loan program classification, meaning that 22 mostly small, community-organized events accessed our bins to provide recycling services to those attending various functions and fundraisers. In this capacity, our bins were present at events like the South Grand’s Back Lot Film Series, the inaugural St. Lou Fringe Festival, Eagle Days at Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, the St. Louis Walk to Defeat ALS, and even a wedding attended by a SLED staff member.


Recycling On the Go at the St. Louis Art Museum’s music and movie series on Art Hill in Forest Park.

Eagle Days at Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Naughti Gras

Bike to My Lou

Going Green for Jesus
Rustbelt to Artist Belt
St. Louis Earth Day Festival

African Arts Festival
Art Fair at Laumeier
West County Greek Festival
KDHX’s Midwest Mayhem
Girls On the Run Spring 5K
New Belgium’s Clips of Faith
Private Birthday Celebration
HSMO Bark in The Park

Pagan Picnic
Pride Fest
St. Lou Fringe Festival
New Belgium’s Urban Assault
ALS Walk
Open Streets

ROG Staff member Paul Groenier working a Waste Station at the Beyond Housing Food Truck Round-Up fundraiser in June 2012.

Camp Rainbow Walk-A-Thon
Operation Clean Stream
SLAM Outdoor Movie Series
Whole Foods Burger Cook-Off
St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Party
Private Wedding Celebration

Festival of Nations

Kirkwood Greentree Festival
Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival
Slow Food’s Art of Food
Green Home Great Health Festival
CWE Greek Festival
Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

Best of MO Market
Pedal The Cause
IPH Conference
Dutchtown Harvest Festival
Ride The Rivers Century
4Hands Food Truck Fest
Livable Communities Conference
CWE Halloween Bash

EWB Midwest Regional Conference
Girls On the Run Fall 5K

Sauce Magazine Food Truck Friday Series
South Grand’s Back Lot Film Series
Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

Since the beginning of the program in 2007, approximately 188 tons of materials have been diverted from area landfills (primarily recycling, but this figure includes organic waste, compostable food service items, edible food and spent cooking oil). ROG has enhanced the waste management of 259 events (557 event days). Many of these events occur annually, and so ROG has become an established part of organizers’ planning and patrons’ experience. Over the past six seasons, the program has exposed over 4.2 million people to recycling when away from home. Through these efforts, people have come to expect access to recycling containers when they attend events.

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