Cinco de Mayo - West Side - Saint Paul takes on the Green Challenge!
Cinco en Verde is a new area dedicated to designing and implementing strategies to make Cinco more environmentally friendly and more friendly to our local community and those who are within the impacted areas of the festival.
Goals for Cinco en Verde 1) Host a waste free event within 3-5 years 2) Create an event culture where both vendors and guests easily participate in reducing waste 3) Practice and promote the three R's: reuse, reduce and recycle 4) Ensure no resident on Saint Paul's West Side experiences hardship as a result of the waste created by Cinco
You can help! We realize this is an ambitious challenge and that's why we need your support! Going green requires capacity and resources. This means we need volunteers and sponsors that are excited about taking on the challenge of created a very large green community celebration.
Volunteers needed If you would like to join the Cinco en Verde team, click here for our volunteer page.
This year we will implement the following strategies: 1) Additional signage at vendors and other locations promoting proper disposal of waste and recyclables 2) Staff one waste free collection site as an introduction and teaching station 3) Staff one information booth that will explain more about Cinco en Verde and the Green Challenge