Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our campaign, #JMFZeroWaste.

We are raising money to (1) support our Zero Waste efforts at this year's Juneteenth Music Festival, (2) support the JMF/EcoCycle/Sierra Club Youth Environmental Leader program, and (3) create an interactive, educational exhibit that will contain information on climate change, pollution, waste diversion, and local impacts.

JMF Zero Waste Initiative
With the help of EcoCycle and the Sierra Club, Juneteenth Music Festival hopes to achieve Zero Waste status, by diverting the majority of its waste away from landfills, and into composting and recycling.  Funds are needed to support employed staff that are involved in the organization and implementation of the Zero Waste plan, and to purchase supplies and services, such as compostable bags, waste removal services, compostable food receptacles, etc.

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Youth Environmental Leadership program
Additional funds will go towards purchasing transportation services for the JMF/EcoCycle/Sierra Club - Youth Environmental Leader program.   The program will involve local high school students from the Juneteenth community, who have an interest in learning more about their environment and the issue of waste diversion.  Activities will be educational, around the issue of waste, and include visits to local composting and recycling centers, and to a local landfill.  Students will then put their knowledge into action by helping with the Zero Waste efforts at Juneteenth; this will include educating other members of the Juneteenth community (and their parents!) on the topic of waste diversion.  Students will also be formally recognized by JMF, EcoCycle, and Sierra Club as Youth Leaders with an expertise in waste diversion.

Interactive Environmental Education Exhibit
With the help of Proctor Productions, the JMF Green Zone is hoping to design an interactive, educational, climate change, pollution, and waste diversion exhibit (10'x20').   It would provide information on the local impacts of 21st century environmental issues, including the concept of social/environmental justice.

To allow enough time for planning, funds are needed before June 1st. The festival is on June 16, 2018.

Receiving your support would help raise awareness in the Juneteenth community around local environmental issues, including the issue of waste diversion, thereby promoting recycling and composting in the community. Efforts would also include youth engagement, which is equally as important.

I, and the other Juneteenth organizers, would be especially grateful for your contribution.

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Jason Mccarl
Organizer, JMF Green Zone


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Juneteenth Summer Youth Environmental Leadership Program

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Juneteenth Summer Youth Environmental Leadership Program

 

With the help of Eco-Cycle and the Sierra Club, Juneteenth Music Festival hopes to achieve Zero Waste status, by diverting the majority of its waste away from landfills, and into composting and recycling. 

 

Denver has one of the worst recycling rates in the nation. It's time to change that!  

 

This program will take place over the four days leading up to Juneteenth Music Festival. We are recruiting local high school students from the Juneteenth community, who have an interest in learning more about their environment and the issue of waste diversion.  Only a few hours a day over the 4 day program will be needed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of waste diversion in the Denver area.  Activities will be educational, around the issue of waste, and include visits to local composting and recycling centers, and to a local landfill.  Students will then put their knowledge into action by helping with the Zero Waste efforts at Juneteenth; this will include educating other members of the Juneteenth community (and their parents!) on the topic of waste diversion.  Students will also be formally recognized by JMF, EcoCycle, and Sierra Club as Youth Leaders with an expertise in waste diversion. 

 

Juneteenth Zero Waste Program 

June 12: Orientation & Education (10 - 1130 am; location TBD) 

June 13: Tour DADS Landfill & Alpine Recycling Facility (930 am - 230 pm) 

-Free shuttle transportation leaves Manual High School parking lot at 930 am 

-Free lunch provided 

June 14: Tour A1 Organics Compost Facility (11 am - 1 pm)  

-Meet-up at the facility (9109 Monaco St, Henderson, CO 80640) 

June 15: Volunteer training (10 – 1130 am, location TBD) 

June 16: Juneteenth Music Festival, Zero Waste in action (Five Points) 

 

Thank you for your interest in helping your community become a zero waste leader!  

Zero Waste solutions—reduce, reuse, recycle and compost-- are among the quickest, most 

cost-effective ways for local communities to reduce the pollution driving climate change while 

also creating local jobs, saving energy and water, and conserving natural resources. 

 

Interested in participating?  

Reach out to Jasmin or Jason by June 8th to reserve your spot today!  

 

Jasmin Barco 

EcoCycle Outreach Coordinator 

jasmin@ecocycle.com 

786-830-9498 

 

Jason McCarl 

Juneteenth Sustainability Coordinator 

jasonmccarl@hotmail.com 

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