Lexington League of Women Voters First Friday ForumFriday December 7, 2018
9:30 AM until 11:00 AM
What’s on the Menu for Increasing Waste Diversion in Lexington?
Did you know that roughly one third of food produced in the world for human consumption, approximately 1.3 billion tons, gets lost or wasted each year? According to the US Department of Agriculture which tracks food loss, the US as a whole waste more than $160 billion in food a year. Please join us on Friday, December 7, 2018 to learn about 10 simple ways to cut down on food and how the Black Earth curbside organic’s program works. Representatives from local and state groups will discuss what they are doing to effectively divert organics from trash disposal. Robert Beaudoin, Superintendent of Environmental Services will provide an update on the pilot “green cart” distribution program for Lexington residents, and report on how the current trash and single stream recycling collection service with E.L. Harvey & Sons is working.
This program is the third in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series hosted by the League to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. The forums take place in Cary Memorial Library’s large meeting room at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.
For more information, contact the League at email@example.com.
Location: Cary Memorial Library 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
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