“Every program in the Thayne Center – from Alternative Spring Break to Service Council, service-learning to Civically Engaged Scholars – has a set of learning outcomes that guide the strategy, curriculum, and activities of that program,” states the Thayne Center’s blog.
This week The Globe received this e-mail from Thayne Center student Desa-Rae Robertson about her and fellow student, Whitney Rose’s experience at the SLC Marathon.
Today Rose and I volunteered for the Salt Lake City Marathon. Our job was to hand out water bottles. Both of us didn’t hesitate to ask if there was going to be recycling for the bottles.
For the race they ordered 15,000 bottles of just water, there were also little bottles of chocolate milk that were handed out, but NO recycling! There was no way that Rose and I would just let them throw away the bottles; so we grabbed some boxes and started our own recycling while we handed out water. We also started dumpster diving to rescue the bottles that were already thrown away. We were making sure that everyone knew that we were recycling by yelling it out to everyone that passed; some racers came back just to throw away their bottles so they could be recycled.
After we grabbed what we could of the bottles, we stuffed Rose’s jeep with the recyclables and drove to the Salt Lake Valley Landfill Disposal and Recycling Facilities. There they have bins for cardboard, paper, glass, plastic and aluminum. One of the paper bins was 100 percent empty, but when Rose and I were done that baby was full!
Now what? Rose and I are going to make sure that next year there will be recycling at the Salt Lake City Marathon.