Preserving Our Communities: Trash to Treasure
When: Thursday, Sept 20, 2012, 6:45-9:00 PM
Where: Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax, CA
Our garbage impacts the oceans, land, our watersheds and health of all living things. Learn from a panel of experts what “Zero Waste” means and how you can help Fairfax achieve its zero waste goals by 2020, five years ahead of Marin County.
Work with your community to rethink systems and practices that generate
needless waste. Create ways to inspire people to move away from a
consumption-based society. We will develop action plans based on these
ideas to get us all on the road to Zero Waste!
- Question & Answer Period
- Individual & Community Action Plans
- Exhibits & Displays
OPENING REMARKS: Renee Goddard
MODERATOR: Pam Hartwell-Herrero - Mayor, Town of Fairfax
Kim Scheibly, Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Marin Sanitary District. Kim will address waste management and landfill practices
Andy Peri, Green Sangha. Andy is a founding member of Green Sangha and co-founded Rethink Plastics. Andy will trace the evolution and destruction of plastics in our environment.
Rebecca Burgess, Ecologist and Educator. Founder of the non-profit Fibershed and author of Harvesting Color. Rebecca will speak about our sense of place and commitment to our watershed.
Carrie Bachelder, Owner of The Away Station in Fairfax. She will discuss re-purposing of materials and how to diminish our “throw-away” habits