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Green Ideas & Ham: Wildlife Over Waste

Date/Time

Sep 12, 2018
07:30 AM until 09:00 AM

Description

Right now, plastic garbage pollutes our water, threatens our wildlife and clogs up our waste stream. A giant gyre of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean is just the most glaring symptom of a deeper environmental problem.

Thankfully, we're beginning a society-wide shift to an economy that doesn’t rely on fossil fuels, either for electricity or transportation. This transition isn't always easy, though, even with the plastic products that we simply throw away. Single use plastics are a big part of our daily lives, from plastic grocery bags to plastic straws to polystyrene cups. How do we change that?

Here in Minnesota, cities like Minneapolis and St. Louis Park are leading the way to a 'plastic free' economy, requiring that 'to go' food containers be reusable, compostable, recyclable. What's the next step? How do we phase out single use plastics like polystyrene statewide? What would a 'plastic free' economy look like?

Join Environment Minnesota, our panel of experts and decision makers, and other concerned Minnesotans for breakfast and a friendly conversation about plastic pollution in Minnesota!

Your ticket price includes a full breakfast buffet... and a portion of the proceeds will support Environment Minnesota's advocacy work!

Our guests will include:

Lynn Hoffman, Co-President, Eureka Recycling

Kate Davenport, Co-President, Eureka Recycling

Rep. Frank Hornstein, 62A

Minneapolis City Councilmember Andrew Johnson, Ward 12

Street parking is available along 1st Ave NE. Direct bus routes include 2, 4, 6, 10, 17, 25 and 61.

Cost

$17

Location

View map Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN

Additional Information

Sponsor

Environment Minnesota

Phone

(414) 687-7632

Contact name

Tim Schaefer

Contact email

tschaefer@environmentminnesota.org

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