Ever wonder what’s up with the recycling symbol on your Styrofoam take out container?  Curious how to jump start your compost bin?  The Rethink Waste Community Presentation is a visually focused power point presentation that covers these common questions and more. Join Environmental Center staff as we explore the ins and outs of everyday ways to Rethink Waste.   From what can and can’t be recycled locally (and why) to local options around composting and creative ideas for reuse, this covers a wide range of information to get you on the right track to reduce waste and save resources.

The community is invited to join The Rethink Waste Project at one of its two upcoming presentations, both free and open to the public:

Thursday May 23, 2013:  5:30 to 6:30 pm
Iyengar Yoga of Bend, 660 NE 3rd St, Suite 5 (Above ACE Hardware)
Enjoy beautiful mountain views from this yoga studio!

Tuesday June 11, 2013:  12:00 – 1:00 (Lunch and Learn)
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave (near McMenamins & Troy Field)
Bring a bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation – extra points if you bring a waste free lunch!

Rethink Waste is a program of The Environmental Center in partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste, Bend Garbage & Recycling, Deschutes Recycling, High County Disposal and Cascade Disposal.

About the Rethink Waste Project:
The Rethink Waste Project is an initiative to raise awareness about the impact of waste in our community and to engage individuals, families, and businesses in reducing, reusing and recycling waste.  Our educational-based programs provide the tools and resources you need to reduce waste – and rethink the way you think about waste.  To learn more visit www.RethinkWasteProject.org

About The Environmental Center:
The Environmental Center educates and advocates for a sustainable future in Central Oregon.  We believe that sustainability hinges on how we live our daily lives: at home, at school and at work. The Center’s focus areas include educating kids, promoting zero waste, supporting local businesses, and promoting energy efficiency and renewables. To learn more about The Environmental Center, visit online at www.envirocenter.org or at our facility 16 NW Kansas Avenue in downtown Bend.


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