26 October 2013

Dash for Trash - Charleston

Citadel Green Team - Dash for Trash, Meeting St., Charleston, S.C.
When I parked my car this morning I noticed groups of college students picking up trash and debris and filling up shopping carts. One of the students explained that they were participating in the Dash for Trash. What a great bonus for the city. Thank you, thank you! Later on I caught this group from the Citadel's Green Team and they were willing to pose for a quick photo.


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Who: Student teams of 10 or less
What: Litter collecting scavenger hunt
When: October 26th 2013
Where: Liberty Square (in front of the aquarium), free parking
How: Register at  http://tinyurl.com/DashforTrash2013
Registration closes Wednesday October 16th
Volunteer student teams grab a grocery cart, garbage bags and gloves and dash into downtown Charleston to participate in the annual litter-collecting scavenger hunt. Teams of students scour the city for cigarette butts, used batteries, old hub caps and bagged dog litter to rack up points. Each type of litter has a different value associated with it and teams that find one of the Golden Tickets get to add even more points to their score. The student teams that show the most spirit, collect the most recyclables and accumulate the most points will win prizes.
Dash for Trash is an annual event that is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Center for Civic Engagement and Keep Charleston Beautiful. Dash for Trash gives students the opportunity to help clean up downtown Charleston while enjoying some friendly competition with other students. Dash for Trash is aimed at preventing future littering through increased awareness of Charleston’s anti-litter laws.