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Eco-Action: Zero-Waste Related Events

Two interesting, educational and productive events are happening soon!

1) Join Us in Honoring Bill Gallagher & Jim Barker for Their Years of Service to the Cornish Conservation Commission. All are welcome to join us on Sunday, November 6, at 4 pm at the Cornish General Store (226 NH-120, Cornish Flat, NH) to honor Bill Gallagher and Jim Barker for their service to the Conservation Commission. The event will include a presentation and brief discussion of the book The Zero Waste Solution , by the author Dr. Paul Connett, which will be donated to the Stowell Free Library in Bill’s honor. A children’s book, We Are the Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom will be donated to the Cornish Elementary School in Jim’s honor.

The regular Living a Sustainable Lifestyle: Tea & Talk session will follow with attendee updates and reflections on Dr. Connett's talk. This event will be hosted by the Cornish Conservation Commission and held in conjunction with the November meeting of Living A Sustainable Lifestyle: Tea & Talks. Refreshments will be provided by the Conservation Commission; please bring a healthy finger food to share. Tea will be provided. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be observed.

2) Sustainable Lebanon is once again partnering with the Lebanon Rotary Club to offer a polystyrene (styrofoam) collection day on Saturday, October 29, from 9 -11 am at 227 Mechanic Street in Lebanon (behind Jake’s Coffee). The event will take place rain or shine.

They will be collecting clean rigid polystyrene #6 (EPS) and #6 food service foam which will be driven to the Gilford, NH recycling facility. Examples of EPS include packaging foam used for TVs and appliances, as well as styrofoam coolers. Examples of food service foam include food containers, trays, cups, and egg cartons. It is important that all tape and labels be removed and all collected foam is clean, dry, and free of food residue or other debris.

PLEASE NOTE: Since we are not going to the facility in Palmer, MA, we will NOT be collecting #4 EPE or #6 XPS foam insulation board at this event. As usual, foam peanuts should be brought directly to the UPS Store at True Value Hardware in Hanover for reuse.

An educational handout will be provided explaining the chemical content of polystyrene foam, how you can encourage companies who use foam packaging to transition to eco-friendly packaging, and suggestions on how to shift to a plastic free lifestyle.

There is no fee to participate, but donations are welcome to support the costs associated with this event. Donations can be made at the event via cash or check (payable to Sustainable Lebanon), or online via the Sustainable Lebanon Facebook page. Thanks in advance for considering a donation!

For more information and to volunteer, please contact Liane Avery at, 860-556-3114.


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