Recycling, Waste, and the Environment (Virtual)

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Lecture/Workshop

Age Group:

Adult
Registration for this event will close on February 17, 2021 @ 1:30pm.
There are 109 seats remaining.

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THIS PROGRAM IS A VIRTUAL-ONLY EVENT. REGISTER BELOW BY LEAVING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO RECEIVE LOGIN AND CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS (SENT TO YOU ONE DAY BEFORE THE PROGRAM). 

Confused about recycling? Ever wondered what those “recycling” triangles actually mean?

Connecticut is in a trash crisis and we simply cannot recycle our way out. Join West Hartford’s first recycling coordinator, Katherine Bruns, for a dynamic, information-filled presentation followed by a discussion about the state of recycling in Connecticut, the mounting trash crisis, and what the state is doing to address this growing issue. Katherine will explain the 6 “R’s” of recycling and waste management, discuss the pesky and misleading recycling triangles, and share ideas on how to reduce waste at home.

West Hartford was forward thinking in its decision to create the Recycling Coordinator position. This position is extremely timely as CT is facing a trash crisis. Katherine is tasked with educating the public about waste reduction and the changing world of recycling. She has spent the last 6 months actively participating on the Connecticut Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management task force. When COVID is over, she looks forward to educating students in West Hartford Public Schools on food waste diversion and compost programs.

Katherine is a native of Washington, D.C. and has lived in West Hartford for over 16 years. Her three children graduated from West Hartford Public Schools. A life-long educator and cross-cultural trainer, Katherine brings her passion for recycling, sustainability, and composting to this position. Combining her life-long environmentalism with her skill as an educator makes this her “dream job.” Katherine earned a Master Composter-Recycler Certification in Maryland and a Master Gardener Certification here in Connecticut. In addition, she has a Masters in International Education. You can find her hiking the trails of CT, composting, running, and cooking.

 

 


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