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Waste Reduction Round-Up – August 19

Saturday, August 19
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Farmers’ Market
In front of Carl’s Tavern
Stop by to hear tips on how you can reduce waste at home. These short interactive presentations will bust several recycling myths and encourage you to think about lifecycle before you buy. A drawing for a plastic free zero-waste kit will take place at the end of the event. Need not be present to win.

To start off the day Tina Evans, CMC Professor of Sustainability Studies will discuss how reducing the generation of waste and diverting waste from landfills through reuse and recycling benefits our community and personal health as well as the health of the environment. She will share ideas and tips that can help you, your family, and your workplace contribute to waste reduction in the Yampa Valley.

Evans (Ph.D., Sustainability Education) is a Professor of Sustainability Studies at Colorado Mountain College where she teaches sustainability and permaculture courses as well as beekeeping. She was recently recognized as CMC faculty of the year and is a recipient of the campus sustainability research award given by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Time Type of presentation Presenter Topic
10:00 a.m. Sarah Jones & Cameron Hawkins Event Introduction
10:05 a.m. Sarah Jones What is Yampa Valley Sustainability Council
10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Opening Speaker Tina Evans, Professor of Sustainability Studies, CMC Reduce Your Waste: Think before You Buy, Think before You Throw
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Demo 1 Heather Savalox, Routt County Environmental Health What do best by dates really mean?
11:10 - 11:30 a.m. Demo 2 Alicia McLoed, Natural Grocers Food Demonstration
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Demo 3 Luke Tellier, Ace's High Services, Inc. Common Recycling Contaminants
12:10 - 12:30 p.m. Demo 4 Cameron Hawkins, YVSC Alternatives to Household Hazardous Waste
12:40 - 1:00 p.m. Demo 5 Michele Meyer, Community Agriculture Alliance Buy local
1:10 - 1:30 p.m. Demo 6 Sarah Jones, YVSC From Trash to Treasure: Recycled Art *Hands-on activity, great for kids!
1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Demo 7 Cameron Hawkins, YVSC How to Make a Plastic Free Zero Waste Kit
Thank you to our speakers!
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