By Sophie Saibi, TAE Silicon Valley INTL Branch, California
Planning ahead and informing neighbors
Before collecting batteries, I reached out to the people in my neighborhood and informed them about the 1MB campaign in a brief email. We planned to collect the batteries over 2 days during the weekend: the first day to walk around and talk to neighbors to raise awareness and collect batteries, leaving flyers if no one was at home; come back the second day for the remaining pickup. In retrospect, this also made it easier to transport the batteries in 2 batches -- they can get really heavy!
Going door to door