The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District is accepting applications for its 2014 Master Recycler class.
The Master Recycler program is designed to:
- Develop in the participants an in-depth understanding of solid waste management issues and practices, including waste reduction, composting, and recycling.
- Empower participants to advocate for recycling and sustainability in the community and the workplace.
- Culture productive partnerships among participants.
- Develop volunteer educators who can represent the District and its mission, and provide service learning and volunteer opportunities for participants.
The nine-week Master Recycler course consists of five bi-weekly lecture sessions alternating with four tours/field trips, each session lasting approximately two hours.
- Lectures cover several related topics with at least one guest speaker or panel of experts for each session.
- Tours/field trips visit facilities involved in recycling/waste management and include ample time for discussion.
- Upon completion of lectures and tours/field trips, Master Recycler candidates will be expected to complete at least twenty hours of volunteer work, assisting at Solid Waste District or related events or other outreach activities.
To hear from a participant in the 2013 Master Recycler course, click here.
A few spots remain for this year’s program. For application procedures and details about the program’s requirements and activities, program eligibility, and potential topics and tours, see the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website.
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