Put Plastic in Its Place: Building a Sustainable Future
October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Learn from local experts about challenges, solutions, and what you can do to reduce plastic in our environment. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! Connect with others active in South Jersey area and learn about free resources and programs in our area. Green Teams, residents, and municipal officials can find answers here.
We will focus on plastics (recycling, banning, other solutions), but will cover other topics too.
Event is Free and light food is sponsored by Sustainable Jersey. Enjoy the scenic view of Delaware river and Philadelphia skyline.
The event will have lots of information for Green Teams, but is open to anyone with an interest.
To avoid long lines, register before event.
Agenda (subject to change):
6:30 Registration and networking
6:55 CURRENT STATE OF RECYCLING
7:00 The Current Climate of Recycling: How we got to where we are today (Gary Sondermeyer, Bay Shore Recycling)
Breakout Session: Coaching from Sustainable Jersey communities (David Steinberg, Sean Mohen, Patrick McDevitt)
Resource Fair: Vendors to help you get Sustainable Jersey points (Vendor Tables)
CASE STUDIES IN PLASTICS & RECYCLING (Lightning Round)
7:50 Local Success Story: Waterford Township recycling education & compliance campaign (Dave Chiddenton, Chair, Waterford Twp. Env. Commission & Former Public Works Mgr)
8:00 Rethink disposable: toolkit for communities (Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action)
8:10 Local Action: Collingswood pushes for plastics ban (Sandi Kelly, SLK Partners, Sustainable Collingswood Coordinator)
8:20 ReUse Spotlight: Giving Toys Another Life (Shelly Lipton, Second Chance Toys)
8:30 END FORMAL PRESENTATIONS
Please use free nearby street parking (see map on registration page). If no street parking is available, then use the garage. The garage arm will not be open so attendees will need to press the “Call for Assistance” button to be connected with security. They should alert security that they are here for a meeting at American Water and then the gate will open. It will be the same process on the way out.