Utility hosts customer-appreciation event, strives for zero wasteThe River Falls Municipal Utility welcomes all to a customer-appreciation event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at City Hall, 222 Lewis St.
The River Falls Municipal Utility welcomes all to a customer-appreciation event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at City Hall, 222 Lewis St.
Employees will serve hot dogs, corn on the cob and ice cream cones, and guests can enjoy free kids’ activities; live acoustic music; hands-on educational booths; and free recycling of compact-florescent light bulbs (CFLs), mercury thermometers, pharmaceuticals and more.
Visitors who walk, bike, canoe, kayak, or carpool to the event can win a prize. They can also learn more about energy-efficiency programs and register for a chance to win an Energy Star appliance. People can also learn much more about conservation and the efficient use of all resources.
The City’s Conservation and Efficiency Coordinator, Mike Noreen, says the customer-appreciation event will also be a “zero waste” event. Noreen explains the concept as planning an event mindfully so that it produces no waste and uses no additional energy to produce.
Zero-waste efforts include buying local food and materials, eliminating elements that are not recyclable or compostable, and making available opportunities to learn more about energy efficiency.