Wednesday, January 9th
Noon - 1:15pm
Facilitator: Laura Laughlin
Topic: Recycling: What's In What's Out
We're all learning that "recyclable" is a moving target. What is "recyclable" may even vary depending upon your waste service provider and zip code. Knowing what is recyclable has recently become even more important, as North America struggles to reduce and eliminate contamination (trash) in recycling streams. Laura will talk about what Rockford and the surrounding communities can put into their recycling bins and what will end up being landfilled at the expense of the recycling company. These expenses are generally passed back to consumers in higher prices or contamination fees.
Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.
Wednesday, February 13
Noon - 2pm
WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class) is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But in 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality and is more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE, a sleek and shapely probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten, WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet as he follows EVE across the galaxy. The film deals with consumerism, corporatism, waste management, human environmental impact, and global catastrophic risk.
Bring your lunch to enjoy while we watch the film. There will be time after the film for discussion.
Wednesday, March 13
Noon - 1:30pm
Facilitator: Deborah Gaines, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Topic: Green Burials & Other Earth-Friendly Dispositions
Monday, April 22nd
All of our plants and animals have value and are part of the web of life. Our lives and theirs are linked together — without them, our own species might not survive.
Land-dwelling wildlife species have declined by 40% since 1970.
Birds populations have been reduced by about 20-25%.
HoneyBees and butterfly populations are dwindling.
We need to do better. That is why Earth Day Network is undertaking a campaign to elevate understanding and foster action to stop the decimation of species around the globe.
Come learn about the plants and animals who are in our natural habitat and what we can do to help them. Find out more about the gardens, forest, and prairie land right here on Womanspace grounds. The evening will be a combination of education with craft stations and ideas of ways to contribute to a healthy Earth at Womanspace or in your backyard.
The evening will conclude with a walk at the labyrinth to honor Mother Earth! This is a FAMILY event for all ages!
Advanced registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.
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