What better way to start off the new year than by diverting tons of waste from the landfill? For the 2023 Mesa Marathon, GreenLight Solutions partnered with Brooskee and the City of Mesa to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill through our Green Events Services. We are proud to announce that we diverted 6,380 pounds—over 3 tons of recycled materials from the landfill.
Sustainability by the Numbers:
So how did we achieve these results?
Volunteers for this event consisted of only 14 passionate GreenLight supporters spanning across our organization. Our committed team of volunteers, which we call the ‘Green Team,’ were responsible for:
The 3 tons of waste The Green Team diverted from the landfill is equivalent to carbon sequestration by 11 acres of U.S. forests each year! Efforts like our Waste Diversion Services are essential for reducing carbon emissions. Not only were we able to divert recyclables, food, clothing, and linens from the landfill, but we were also able to curate and cultivate relationships with volunteers in the GreenLight community. As a nonprofit organization, we are driven by our volunteers and community support. We look forward to future green event opportunities as we develop and influence social impact within our organization.
Brooksee: Brooksee led the operations for the Mesa Marathon.
Brooksee is an endurance event management company that puts on the REVEL Race Series, the Portland Marathon, and now the Mesa Marathon. They are respected in the endurance events space and pride themselves on putting on events that participants will remember and want to share with their friends and family.
Streets of Joy: As part of our commitment to the community, we partnered with Streets of Joy for clothing and food donations from the marathon. The donated food from the marathon will go to families and individuals supported by Streets of Joy.
The Streets of Joy vision is to assist individuals in overcoming incarceration, addiction, exploitation, and homelessness. They provide individuals with comprehensive support services, which will enable them to return to independent living and obtain employment.
City of Mesa:
We partnered with the City of Mesa to provide recycling services and bins for the marathon. The City of Mesa offers a variety of recycling programs and services in hopes of minimizing the amount of waste that enters the landfill.
The Green Team:
Author: Carissa Fowler
3/8/2023 06:04:22 pm
Phenomenal result! I couldn't be prouder of the impact we made!
3/9/2023 06:54:59 am
This was such a great time - probably my most favorite volunteer experience ever! I loved being outside, interacting with the athletes, and being able to see the tangible change I was making! I was previously unaware of how much waste marathons generated but loved being part of the action to assist in deterring waste from landfills. Thanks GreenLight for the important work you do and letting me be a part of something this epic!
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