Conversation on Conservation: What a Waste

Janis Ian was right when she said to beware of plastics. On December 7, the PLV Campus talks trash and how you can help limit single-use items.

The early bird catches the worm…or in this case, protects the environment. Stop by the Gottesman Room from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on December 7 as Pace co-sponsors a Conservation Café on What a Waste: The Problem with Single, One-Time Use Items.

Find out how you, your business, and your community can help to limit one-use products and recycle and reuse others.

Featured topics include:

  • “The History of Waste in Westchester County” by Bill Lawyer;
  • “Current Waste in Westchester County and Targets for Reducing Waste” by Marianne Petronella, Director of Resources at the County’s Department of Environmental Facilities;
  • “Implementing the Plastic Bag Ban in Rye” by Sara Goddard of the Rye Sustainability Council; and
  • “Single Use/Waste Reduction in Schools, Government, Businesses, and Homes” by Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental Education.

A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the formal presentation. M.J. Wilson, an expert on event waste, will join the panel, which encourages attendees to bring examples of how you are reducing waste and repurposing items in your own home to share.

Co-sponsored by Pace, Grassroots Environmental Education, Greenburgh Nature Center,  FCWC, Friends of Westchester County Parks, Mianus River Gorge, Teatown Lake Reservation, Westchester County Parks and Planning Departments, and Westchester Land Trust.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call (914) 422-4053, e-mail, or visit