Greening TEDx

by Betty on November 22, 2013

One week ago today, Charlottesville hosted its first official TEDx event, and we’d say it was a big success!¬†Better World Betty was tasked with making the meals served at the TEDx event (both lunch and dinner) low to zero waste. Check out this video shown to all participants at the beginning of the event sharing the importance of reducing waste and making this a carbon neutral event:

We are pleased to announce that with the help of Black Bear Composting’s Eric Walter, Harvest Moon Catering, Republic Services, Mudhouse, and the amazing Betty and TEDx volunteers and coordinators, we were able to accomplish the goal of a low-waste event! Between lunch and dinner, we reached out to 1,500 people. In total, we collected 1,115 pounds of compostable material! That is over half a ton of materials diverted from going to landfills.

Here are just a few photos of our amazing volunteers and the 1,000-person crowd at the lunch:

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Thank you to all who made this possible. Together, we were able to have a significant positive impact on our community and our environment.

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