From the desk of Gal Potashnick Outreach & Member Services Director;
Trash Talk with ACT at the Colonial
BETHLEHEM – We can all agree that “trash” is complicated these days. With the constantly changing recycling, solid waste, and composting rules, a person can easily be left feeling frustrated. That’s why we got together with our friends and neighbors to help plan a fantastic evening of entertainment and discovery about trash of all kinds.
Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) invites you to come to Bethlehem on Thursday, October 10 from 6 – 8:15 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre to enjoy some enlightening “Trash Talk at the Colonial.” We’ll focus on what we can do with, and about, all that trash: the recyclable, the compostable, and the stuff that’s not going anywhere at all.
The October event is part of ACT’s “Sustainable Futures” series and is being sponsored by ACT in partnership with The Littleton Food Co-op, Littleton Transfer Station, Northeast Resource Recovery Association, Conservation Law Foundation of New Hampshire, Ammonoosuc Regional Energy Team, Profile School’s Sustainability Club, and Rek’-lis Brewing.
The Trash Talk at the Colonial festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the screening of the documentary film: Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? Following the film, there will be a panel discussion, including time for questions from the audience. We will wrap up with an open conversation gathering at Rek’-lis, and the opportunity for a refreshing post-event beverage. By the end of the evening, we expect folks to walk away with at least three manageable, concrete steps to take home and incorporate into their daily lives that will allow them to cut back on something that affects us all: trash.
We are thrilled to have a few students from Profile School’s Sustainability Club to help kick off our questions and moderate the panel discussion. Seated on the panel are Littleton Transfer Station Manager, Brian Patnoe, Northeast Resource Recovery Association Executive Director Reagan Bissonnette, a representative from the Littleton Food Co-op, and Vice President of the New Hampshire Office of the Conservation Law Foundation, Tom Irwin. The panelists will touch on both regional and local perspectives of recycling issues, steps to take toward waste reduction, how this all ties into climate change, and what we can do to help individually.
Tickets are available to purchase or reserve online and will be available for purchase at the door. Cost for ACT or Colonial Theatre members is $8, for non-members is $10, and current High School students can get in for FREE with a discount code (please call or email to get more info). To purchase tickets, please go to http://www.act-nh.org/education-events. Need help? Call the office at (603) 823-7777.
The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust inspires and leads private, voluntary action to conserve the land the North Country loves. Learn more and become a member at act-nh.org or by calling (603) 823-7777.
“ACT’s Trash Talk at the Colonial: Film and Panel Discussion” Thursday, October10th, 6 – 8:15 p.m. Information and registration at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Open to the public; all ages welcome. ACT/Colonial Members $8, Non-Members $10, Current High School students FREE with discount code (please call or email to get more info). Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.
“ACT’s 7th Annual Cooley-Jericho Hike + Geology Talk” Saturday, October 26th, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Information and registration at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Suggested $5 donation to support conservation. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is required and capped at 15.
“ACT’s 7th Annual Cooley-Jericho Community Potluck” Saturday, October 26th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Information and registration at act-nh.org/education-events or call (603) 823-7777. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Suggested $5 donation to support conservation. Hosted by Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust. Registration is not required but appreciated to help with planning.