{travel tuesday – the winter x-games : from a slightly different perspective}

28 Jan

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this weekend i helped work at the winter x games in buttermilk.  it was pretty unbelievable.

however, i didn’t go to see the athletes or even watch any of the event, and yet i had access to almost every venue and space on the mountain… what exactly then, was i doing at x games?!

sorting through this enormous pile of trash :

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i’m not even kidding.  there were 2 other huge piles just like this in the two days i helped…

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i was part of the “green team” for the weekend – sorting through waste to divert it from a going to a landfill. the goal was to divert 80%, and i believe we came damn close! that team is so amazingly dedicated!!!  

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local artists decorated these trash-bins to highlight environmental awareness…

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there was also a scavenger hunt involved…

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which the kids totally loved, and it was so great to see some enthusiasm regarding the environmental program, and how to help make the earth a better place!

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i couldn’t help but snap a few fotos of my experience…

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it is such a huge event and i experienced it in a very unique way, indeed!

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but my goodness, is it still beautiful to be up in these hills!! and i was so grateful for nice weather for the majority of the time we were outside!

what did you guys do this weekend?! 🙂

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4 Responses to “{travel tuesday – the winter x-games : from a slightly different perspective}”

  1. tableofcolors January 28, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    What an important effort you participated in! Good for you!

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  2. Anthony Mark January 28, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Audrey, this is so freaking awesome, what a great idea! I love it ! plus all the cool photos!

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  3. IntuitionMatters January 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    What a great story and unique presentation! I loved the neon photo theme & borders too! Such a creative Wyld Womyn!! ❤ That is the closest I will ever get to the X games so thanks for that too!

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