C of C students gearing up for the 2010 Dash For Trash

On your mark, get set, Dash!

On Saturday, October 23rd at 10 a.m., College of Charleston student teams will grab a cart, garbage bags, and gloves and dash into downtown Charleston to participate in the annual litter-collecting scavenger hunt, Dash for Trash. Teams of 10 will leave from Liberty Square and scour the East Side for cigarette butts, used batteries, old hub caps and even dog litter to rack up points. Each type of litter has a different point value. The student teams that show the most spirit, collect the most recyclables and accumulate the most over all points will win prizes.

Dash for Trash is an award winning annual event that is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Center for Civic Engagement and the City of Charleston’s Keep Charleston Beautiful. Dash for Trash gives students the opportunity to help clean up downtown Charleston while enjoying some friendly competition with other students. Dash for Trash is aimed at preventing future littering through increased awareness of Charleston’s anti-litter laws.

The City of Charleston’s Keep Charleston Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. They are dedicated to promoting the cleanliness and beautification of the City of Charleston through education, public awareness, and community involvement.  Founded in 1977, Keep Charleston Beautiful works with local schools, businesses, and organizations to educate the community on the importance of preventing litter and being responsible for your waste.

Please cheer on the teams as you see them running around town on Saturday!

For more information contact volunteer@cofc.edu or visit www.KeepCharlestonBeautiful.org.