PlanetCon: January 2020
The 5th PlanetCon event was held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro, OR. In addition to recycling, there was a free holiday décor swap and a repair fair. Donations were taken for bicycles, warm winter clothing, and personal hygiene products for those in need. In addition, information tables were available on a number of topics related to sustainable living and local resources. There was a PlanetCon Challenge to help motivate attendees to visit these information tables and possibly win prizes. Two PlanetCon Power talks were held to educate the public on sustainability topics.
Congratulations to the PlanetCon Challenge Winners from our 01/11/20 PlanetCon event!
- Isis K. won a pass to Oregon State Parks and resolves to start using the free resources at the library.
- Life S. won a tuneup from WashCo bikes and resolves to bike-ride to school more.
- Tracy won a trip from Tualatin Riverkeepers and resolves to make an 'Eat this first' section in the fridge to help reduce food waste.
Many Thanks to the groups that helped this event happen:
Thanks to the organization representatives and community members who participated and spread the word.
At least 439 cars attended and dropped off recycling items throughout the 3 hour event. Below is the collection summary.
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