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Meet Your Greens with Kim O’Rourke
July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join us on Thursday, July 15 at 5:30pm at the Wadsworth Mansion Rose Garden with speaker Kim O’Rourke, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Middletown. Kim will discuss what the City of Middletown is doing to reduce waste in light of the looming trash crisis. Come learn about composting and food scrap diversion efforts and other waste prevention and recycling programs the City is promoting and planning. Get all your waste and recycling questions answered!
In honor of Plastic Free July, bring your plastic film and bags to the event and Kim will make sure they get recycled – remember, those items don’t belong in the recycling cart!
No registration required – we hope to see you there!
Kim O’Rourke works as the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Middletown. She has served in this position since 1991, managing the City recycling program, overseeing its expansion, planning and directing educational campaigns and coordinating community projects. She has been instrumental in moving the City’s recycling program into new, less traditional areas. The City of Middletown has been placed on the CT DEEP’s Municipal Recycling Honor Role, and in 2007, Kim received an Award of Appreciation from the CT Recyclers Coalition and the Environmental Professional Award from the CT River Coastal Conservation District.
We will meet at the Wadsworth Mansion’s Rose Garden at 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown. Plan to arrive at 5:30, with the speaker beginning at 5:45. Bring your own food & drink. Free to participate.
Face masks are required if you are not fully vaccinated.
If you are fully vaccinated, face masks are optional throughout the program.
Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues to help keep the Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green and growing.
An official location of Green Drinks International, this informal gathering of people drawn from the community, nonprofit groups and the business world offers time to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration.
All 2021 sessions of Meet Your Greens will take place on the third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30.