Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Know Less Series: Waste Less Presentation

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm

Learn more about why less matters.

Know Less Waste explores how the stuff we buy, use and get rid of everyday, is impacting our world. From furniture to food, our purchasing decisions and behaviors are where we have the most impact, both positively and negatively. We all know the 3 R’s: Reduce Reuse and Recycle, but while most people focus on the 3rd R, – Recycling – it’s Reduce that is the most important. Join staff from The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project to learn more about why stuff matters, globally and here in Deschutes County, and leave with hands on tips to do something about it.

Denise Rowcroft and Ani Kasch are Sustainability Educators with The Environmental Center, a local non-profit organization working to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Denise has managed their Rethink Waste Project and Learning Garden since 2011, and enjoys creatively repurposing leftover and found materials. Ani has been coordinating our LED lightbulb installations since 2016 and this past spring kicked off our community Rethink Food Waste Challenge. She is an avid bike commuter and loves cooking meals only with things found in her kitchen.

Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
Website:
https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/51816

Venue

East Bend Library
62080 Dean Swift Rd
Bend, OR 97701 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(541) 330-3760
Website:
https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/about/libraries/eastbend

RELATED BLOG Posts

10 Ideas For Eco-Friendly Gift Giving

Now that we’re in the thick of the busiest time of year for shopping (and hence, waste making) it’s the perfect time to think about how as consumers, when we shop is when we have the most control over the most important “R” of Reduce Reuse & Recycle. REDUCE. (AKA: Waste Prevention!) Each of these […]

Recycle Right for America Recycles Day!

  America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, is just around the corner on November 15th, and the Rethink Waste Project is here to help. Follow our 3 steps below to help your household or workplace Recycle Right! STEP1: Recycle Right Recycling is important, […]

Where in the World Is My Recycling?

  Have you ever wondered what happens to the yogurt tub or the cardboard box after you toss it in your commingle cart and haul the cart to the curbside? Susan Baker from Bend Garbage & Recycling enlightened me regarding the trip the recyclables take after we wave them bye-bye: The materials are first brought […]