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WASTED Part 7: Composting Workshop

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Have you ever thought about starting your own compost bin? Do you already have one? Composting is an accessible way for individuals to reduce their waste output and carbon emissions, and you can get started right away!

Join us on Thursday, May 6 for the final session of our 7-part series WASTED: Small Efforts for Big Change, where we will learn about the importance of composting on a large scale and how it can empower our communities, how to start composting at the backyard level, and about the importance of every individual to making a difference.

Panelists:

Domingo Medina – Founder & Master Composter, Peels and Wheels Composting
Dawn Pettenelli – Associate Cooperative Extension Educator, UConn Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering

WASTED: Small Efforts for Big Change

Hosted by The Rockfall Foundation, the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, RiverCOG, and the City of Middletown Recycling & Public Works, WASTED: Small Efforts for Big Change is a 7-part series of conversations about the waste crisis in Connecticut, environmental justice, and how we all play a part in the future of sustainability.

Complete list of sessions and panelists: 

March 18: Environmental Justice of Waste
– Sharon Lewis, Executive Director, CT Coalition for Environmental Justice
– Kevin Budris, Attorney, Zero Waste Project, Conservation Law Foundation
– Alex Rodriguez, Climate Advocate, Save the Sound

March 25: What Happens to Your Trash?
– Sherill Baldwin, CT DEEP Source Reduction & Recycling
– Janice Ehlemeyer, Community Resource Planner, RiverCOG

April 8: Where Are We Heading?
– Katie Dykes, Commissioner, CT DEEP
– Ben Florsheim, Mayor, City of Middletown
– Lisa Noreiga, Environmental Intern, Sustainable CT

April 15: Let’s Get Going – Waste Audits
– Michelle Eckman, Education Consultant, Michelle Eckman Consulting

April 22: Advocacy Workshop
– Lou Rosado Burch, CT Program Director, Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment
– Marilynn Cruz-Aponte, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of East Hartford
– Kevin Budris, Attorney, Zero Waste Project, Conservation Law Foundation

April 29: Repair Workshop
– Janice Ehlemeyer, Community Resource Planner, RiverCOG
– Virginia Walton, Recycling Coordinator, City of Mansfield

May 6: Composting Workshop
– Dawn Pettenelli, Associate Cooperative Extension Educator, UConn Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering
– Domingo Medina, Founder & Master Composter, Peels & Wheels Composting

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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