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    • Wed, January 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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    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.


    • Wed, February 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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     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.

    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Wed, March 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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     Wednesday, March 13

    Noon - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Deborah Gaines, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Topic: Green Burials & Other Earth-Friendly Dispositions

    The term 'Green burials' has been around for decades now. But what does it mean? What requirements have to be met for a burial to be considered 'green'? What is a 'clean cremation'? Come learn about some of the new Earth friendly options for disposition: Alkaline hydrolysis, mushroom suits, and tree pods...oh my! The presentation will be followed with a time for discussion. There will also be a biodegradable casket & urns, as well as other green funeral products to look at.


    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Mon, April 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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     Monday, April 22nd

    6:00-7:30pm

    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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