The Friends of the Down East Library is sponsoring a conversation about recycling with Lisa Rider, Executive Director of Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, the umbrella organization for Crystal Coast Waterkeeper. Lisa will address questions about recycling. Is what we do effective? What can we recycle? What happens when our recycling leaves Carteret county? What’s the story with China?
What We Talk About When We Talk About Recycling will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Down East Library in Otway. Bring your questions and leave with more information about why we should and how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Lisa is a board member of the National Recycling Coalition. During her career she has received the NC Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award as the Conservation Communicator of the Year, North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year, and the Carolina Recycling Association Recycler of the Year. Lisa initiated the NC Marine Debris Symposium, serves on the Mid-Atlantic NOAA Marine Debris Program Consortium and leads the regional consumer debris prevention and removal planning team. She is also an advisor for the Plastic Ocean Project. As a part of the eXXpedition Amazon crew in 2015 she sailed from Recife, Brazil to Bartika, Guyana studying ocean plastic.
Much to talk about. Much to learn. For more information call the Down East Public Library at 252-728-1333.