Zero waste forum March 20

The public is invited to discuss zero waste initiatives in our city March 20 with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison; Mayor Betsy Hodges; and City Council Members Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Elizabeth Glidden, Cam Gordon, Andrew Johnson, Linea Palmisano and John Quincy.

Zero waste initiatives seek to lower the amount of waste we produce as a city, eventually lowering that number to zero. By using both time-tested and innovative techniques, cities across the country have made dramatic reductions in the amount of waste they produce. Composting and recycling – on the parts of industries, organizations and individuals – are major staples of zero waste programs.

How can Minneapolis implement techniques used in other cities to shape it into a zero waste city? Learn from thought leaders in environmental management, waste reduction and food justice fields: Shalini Gupta, Russ Henry and LaDonna Redmond. State Rep. Frank Hornstein will speak about zero waste initiatives on a statewide level.

Zero Waste Community Forum
6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 20
Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave. S.

Published Mar 17, 2014