Ever been to a big event where everyone's drinking from bottles and cans but there are no recycling bins? Yeah, me too.
In particular, I go to game conventions w/friends who run a game company, and we all got pretty frustrated by collecting up little bags of recyclables in our hotel rooms only to have them thrown away by the cleaning staff. So, we started offering a recycling bin to the public in our booth, and two years ago I started running a convention-wide recycling program on a volunteer basis at the Origins convention. You can read all about it here!
It's been so popular that I've now been convinced, at the last minute, to do recycling for GenCon
as well. It's in Indianapolis next weekend. I'm very enthusiastic--I love doing this--and excited about the new venue, but I'm also a bit overwhelmed: It's a HUGE convention, I won't have as much help as I did at Origins (because Looney Labs doesn't run a game room at GenCon, just a sales booth, they don't draw as many volunteers), and while I'm better organized than ever before I have a slight fear that I will just get way more bottles and cans than I can deal with!
So, my question is: Are any of you natural-living mamas or your relatives or friends planning to attend GenCon? If so, would you be interested in lending a hand to the recycling effort? Just an hour or so would be great. It's easy work and a lot of fun, if you don't mind getting a little sticky. Just stop by the Looney Labs booth #1508 to volunteer. The Earth and I will thank you!!